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Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse: Manufacturing Growth Anticipated Over the Next Year

  • October 20 2016, 9:00am EDT

October 20, 2016, NEW YORK – Transaction professionals anticipate solid growth over the next year in the manufacturing sector, according to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse (MMP), published in partnership with CT, a provider of business compliance and deal support services.

The MMP is a diffusion index that monitors forward-looking sentiment across a range of mid-market M&A sectors over the coming 3- and 12-month periods. Readings above 50 indicate that professionals expect an expansion in M&A activity and readings below 50 indicate a contraction.

Manufacturing, which scored 59.5 for the 3-month forecast and 57.9 for the 12-month forecast, outpaced the scores for overall M&A in the same timeframe, which were 56.2 for the 3-month outlook and 57.0 for the 12-month outlook.

“According to survey responses, professionals anticipate a “more friendly” regulatory environment post-election, regardless of the winner,” said Mary Kathleen Flynn, Editor-in-Chief of Mergers & Acquisitions. “As a result, respondents expect U.S. manufacturing to experience tailwinds in the months following the election.”


  • Manufacturing is on course for respectable growth in near and intermediate terms
  • The sector scored higher than overall M&A, but lower than the tech, media and telecom sector (TMT), which came in first place among the six high-growth sectors
  • Dealmakers believe the regulatory environment will improve no matter who wins the election

Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse index was developed by SourceMedia Research with the editors of Mergers & Acquisitions to gauge mid-market mergers and acquisitions activity. The MMP is powered by surveys of Mergers & Acquisitions’ audience of unique and qualified professionals in private equity, investment banking, and law firms, corporations, and other M&A advisory entities. A complete analysis of the most recent MMP data is available here.

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About SourceMedia Research
SourceMedia Research, a unit of SourceMedia, provides research solutions for marketers, agencies and others targeting business sectors such as banking, payments, mortgage, accounting, insurance, employee benefits and investment advisor / wealth management. SourceMedia Research specializes in reaching senior and C-level decision makers through access to its large proprietary opt-in databases and panels.

About Mergers & Acquisitions
Mergers & Acquisitions covers all aspects of middle-market dealmaking, including identifying acquisition targets, negotiating transactions, performing due diligence, and closing deals. The brand’s website at is continuously updated, providing real-time analysis of news and trends in M&A. Its monthly magazine is published in partnership with the Association for Corporate Growth (ACG), a global organization comprised of thousands of private equity firms, corporate officials and intermediaries.

About CT
CT, part of Wolters Kluwer, works with businesses around the world to offer customized capabilities and comprehensive business compliance and deal support services . Drawing on more than a century of experience, CT’s full suite of services can assist you from the beginning stages of due diligence, through the high-pressure stage of closing – offering expertise and continuity at every step of the way.

For more information, please contact:

Dana Jackson

Mary Kathleen Flynn