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From a global perspective, the volume of M&A transactions within the automotive sector remained robust in 2018, setting a high water mark and marginally outpacing the activity level of approximately 900 reported transactions in 2017. As is often the case when there are technology shifts...

Consolidation in the plastics industry continued as 2018 led to the second-best year for plastics M&A since 2010 at $34bn in transaction value, a $12bn increase over 2017. Although total transaction value was up over 2017, the total number of transactions fell slightly. M&A is...

Geopolitical tensions between the U.S. and its North American partners, combined with minimal progress on Chinese trade negotiations likely played a role in the tempered metals sector deal activity in 2018. The number of transactions in metals declined to 133 in 2018, down 1.5% from...

M&A activity within the plastics industry remained robust for the first half of 2018, a continuation from a highly active 2017. While the number of completed transactions in the first half of 2018 decreased relative to the comparable period in 2017, average transaction value for...

The current metals M&A environment has benefitted from strong economic tailwinds as original equipment manufacturers around the world demand more raw material inputs to satisfy increased growth. We expect M&A activity to remain at a robust pace through 2018 driven by a healthy economy, lower...

Expanded Overview Auto supplier M&A activity continued at a robust pace in the first half of 2018, although down modestly in the number of deals closed during the period versus the same period in 2017. This is a continuation of a trend we saw during the...

Explore the insights and news from our Restructuring Advisory practice in our new Restructuring Quarterly. Highlights from Q1 2018 include: • Practice Leader Sheldon Stone on "Predicting the Next Recession" • Results from our 2018 Lender Outlook Survey • Details on our upcoming Current Trends in Bankruptcy panel event in...

Much has been written in recent years about the impact of a burdensome regulatory environment on innovation. The focus more recently has been on the potential impact (positive or negative, depending on the political views of the commentator) of the current U.S. administration’s push to...

M&A activity in the food and beverage industry remained robust in Q1 2018, a continuation from a highly active 2017. While Q1 2018 activity was down as compared with Q1 2017 levels, we believe that interest in the sector and current industry trends will result...