Sector focus

We have a high level of expertise and a robust network in our focus sectors. We understand our clients’ needs and goals from our own experience as M&A managers at large corporations which do regular M&A deals and entrepreneurs with personal exit experience.

We form international sector teams to work on cross-border transactions and regularly discuss market and M&A trends in meetings and teleconferences. On this page we have provided you with an overview of our management, issues and transactions in our focus sectors.

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M&A trends & market analysis

During the Perth 2017 Globalscope conference, the network’s global Industrials sector team met to discuss recent transactions and the evolving underlying structural drivers of the global sector M&A landscape.

A key theme is the emergence of technology and Internet of Things as a facet of manufacturing. More details can be obtained from team members or regional heads – see contact details below.

 


Notable recent transactions

SNC-Lavelin acquires WS Atkins

Diversified industrials company SNC-Lavelin has acquired WS Atkins in a $2.7bn transformational deal. WS Atkins provides consultancy services in design, engineering and project management.

Rockwell Collins acquires B/E Aerospace

Aircraft interior manufacturer Rockwell Collins has completed the $8.6bn acquisition of B/E Aerospace, a manufacturer of aircraft interiors and accessories, including lighting, lavatory systems and connectivity solutions.

Bridgepoint Acquires Miller Homes

Britain’s largest privately owned housebuilder, Miller Homes, has been acquired by private equity group Bridgepoint Capital in a deal worth $850m. Miller reported a 31% increase in operating profit between 2015 and 2016.

Lower-mid market observations

Utilities Companies Empower Consumer

Schemes are being trialled that allow consumers to own grid-tied solar panels. These panels, and energy storage thereof, are provided by a utility company and allow the consumer to be a “self-consumer” of power.

Manufacturing now Multifaceted

Modern-day manufacturing has now become a multi-sector problem. With the rise of connected factories, and in-built logistics systems, companies view manufacturing as an area for sector-by-sector improvement.

Use of Data Analytics Shaping Maintenance

‘Condition-based maintenance’ is altering the way that service contracts and warranties are provided by companies. Constant monitoring of equipment allows companies to monitor wear, usage patterns and service timelines.

Sector themes

New Era of Personal Transportation

Connected cars are making in-roads in the automotive industry; software designers are now more in demand than mechanical engineers. This coupled with the electrification of vehicles will lead to manufacturers adjusting their strategy. According to PWC’s global automotive M&A report, large auto-tech deals quintupled in H1 2017 compared to H1 2016.

Digitalisation in the Chemicals Sector

Chemicals companies are seeking to improve customer experience by utilising the latest digital technology. One example of this is to track usage patterns of chemicals and products and proactively addressing customer needs.

Emerging Economies Taking Market Share

Engineering and contracting firms in rapidly growing economies have begun to adopt an outward-facing approach. Previously, these firms focused on their respective domestic markets, but are now competing on the world stage.


The sector M&A landscape

Sektor Software & Internet Technologie
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References

D+S

Software & Technology

2018

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IK Investment

Software & Technology

2018

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DTAD_DuMont

Internet & Media

2018

Details

EgoSecure

Internet & Media

2018

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Vertikom2

Services

2018

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Sabio

Software & Technology

2018

Details

iQuest

Software & Technology

2018

Details

Securepoint

Software & Technology

2018

Details

Active24

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2017

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IconPeak

Software & Technology

2017

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intive

Software & Technology

2017

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Genui

Software & Technology

2017

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Webfactory

Software & Technology

2017

Details

Auvesy

Software & Technology

2017

Details

H.I.G. Capital

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2017

Details

Koncar D&ST

Energy, Resources & Renewables

2017

Details

Marlin Talkwalker

Software & Technology

2017

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Talkwalker

Internet & Media

2017

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StarTec

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2017

Details

eFulfilment

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2017

Details

Blackbay

Internet & Media

2017

Details

Useeds°

Services

2016

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Midoco GmbH

Software & Technology

2016

Details

Bovenstein BV has sold LEDLampendirect and Rexx Trading.

Internet & Media

2016

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Lumo Graphics

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2016

Details

HomeAdvisor acquires MyHammer

Internet & Media Services

2016

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Medienwerft GmbH

Internet & Media Services Software & Technology

2016

Details

MHP Solution Group

Software & Technology

2016

Details

Deutsche Beteiligungs AG

Internet & Media Services Software & Technology

2016

Details

clever-tanken.de

Industrial & Automotive Internet & Media Software & Technology

2016

Details

GENEVA-ID

Software & Technology

2016

Details

Airpas Aviation

Services

2016

Details

Hy-Line

Internet & Media Services

2016

Details

Lydia AS

Internet & Media Services Software & Technology

2016

Details

Wassermann AG

Services Software & Technology

2016

Details

Kontomierz

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2015

Details

XING AG

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2015

Details

movento GmbH and movento Schweiz AG

Software & Technology

2015

Details

c4c Engineering GmbH

Industrial & Automotive Services Software & Technology

2015

Details

Fits.me

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2015

Details

Grünspar

Software & Technology

2015

Details

Booksy

Software & Technology

2015

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AZUBIYO

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2015

Details

adQuota

Internet & Media

2015

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INTENIUM GmbH

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2014

Details

ImmoSolve GmbH

Internet & Media Software & Technology

2014

Details

veeseo GmbH

Internet & Media

2014

Details

Travel Viva AG

Internet & Media

2014

Details

legodo AG

Software & Technology

2014

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finocom AG

Software & Technology

2013

Details

Bytro Labs

Internet & Media

2013

Details

Hydroflex Technologies GmbH (BUFO)

Industrial & Automotive

2004

Details

Fokus

Metal Processing

Equipment Manufacturers

Elektro Technologie

Spezial Maschinen

Luft- und Raumfahrt

Konstruktionsindustrie

Geräteherstellung

Automotive


Sektor Kontakte

Daniel Dies

Daniel Dies

CatCap

E-Mail Kontakt
Al Melchiorre

Al Melchiorre

Melcap

Pankaj Bhuwania

Pankaj Bhuwania

RCS Advisors

Ihre CatCap-Sektor Kontakte sind Mark Miller und Michael Moritz:

daniel.dies@catcap.de