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26 September 20222 minute read

Global M&A Intelligence Report 2022

Industrials sector supplement

We are delighted to announce the Industrials sector supplement to DLA Piper’s Global M&A Intelligence Report 2022. This report provides an insight into drivers for and characteristics of Industrials sector M&A deal activity, and adds strategic sector-specific insight to the general technical analysis of the main report. It includes analysis and commentary on the following key topics and questions:

  • The main characteristics of Industrials M&A deals and how this differs from other sectors – we take a look at e.g. typical buyers and sellers and due diligence.
  • Relevant insights in sub-sectors and regions.
  • Based on data from 2019-2021, we look at the development of M&A in the sector throughout the COVID-19 pandemic and Brexit.
  • M&A trends, with a particular focus on sustainability and the state of the warranty and indemnity insurance market in the context of Industrials M&A.

DLA Piper identifies the Industrials sector as the combination of four key sub-sectors: Aerospace and Defense, Automotive, Chemicals and general Manufacturing.On average each year DLA Piper advises on around 50 M&A deals globally in the Industrials sector, for clients such as Airbus, Michelin, BASF and General Electric.

To download your copy of the report, please do so via the button below. If any of the insights in this report raise questions, if you would like to discuss certain aspects of its findings in more detail, or if you are interested in receiving a tailored briefing presentation of this report to your in-house team, feel free to reach out to your regular M&A key contact at DLA Piper, or alternatively contact Richard Fens or Tim Lake (details below).


The insights in this report are based on an analysis of global market data of 11,604 deals completed during 2019-2021 in the Industrials sector, a comparative analysis of 143 Industrials sector deals that DLA Piper has advised on in the same period, and further builds on a survey that we have conducted among 50 senior M&A lawyers (across the globe) in DLA Piper’s Industrials sector group.

Thank you

In producing this report, we have partnered with GlobalData (a leading market intelligence and data provider) for the wider market data; and with Lockton (a leading warranty and indemnity insurance brokerage firm). We’d like to thank both companies for their immensely helpful and valuable contribution to this report.