Higher than normal inflation, shortages of skilled staff and an ageing workforce, supply chain security and efficiency challenges and greater complexities in European exports, seem to create a perfect storm.
This seems likely to accelerate a trend which we have seen over the last few years for the M&A and investment markets to focus very intently on specialised, niche and high tech industrials and manufacturing, with little to no activity in capital and space intensive heavy engineering. Fundamentals such as scale, profitability, growth, resilience and customer spread will be important in an investment and M&A market unwilling to take risks but for highly automated, IP/know how rich, platformed/contracted manufacturers, there is likely to be appetite and interest during 2023.
The HMT team has a long track record of working with industrials and manufacturing businesses including
- High-tech industrials
- Niche manufacturing
- Industrial services
We are delighted to have appointed HMT as lead advisors on this transaction. Andrew and Ricky have been very hands-on and professional, providing commercial and practical support throughout the process, anticipating and resolving all deal critical issues to ensure a successful outcome for the shareholders. Their deal experience and pragmatism advice helped us get the deal done with minimal disruption to the day to day running of the business.
Chairman and Founder of Ceetech
HMT were mandated to find an investment partner to allow UAP to accelerate its growth plans and optimise shareholder value. HMT provided invaluable support and practical advise throughout the process and ensured that the transaction was delivered with minimum disruption to the business.
CEO of UAP
HMT quickly got to grips with the key issues relative to each bolt-on acquisition, focussing work on risk areas thus providing an efficient service and in line with requested reporting deadlines. I am sure they will continue to support us in converting our current and prospective acquisition pipeline.
CFO at EA-RS Fire Group
t was a pleasure to work with the HMT team, who showed professionalism and attentiveness in securing the sale of the business. HMT provided us with invaluable advice and assistance during the transaction process, utilising their commercial expertise to manage a successful deal. We would not hesitate to recommend HMT to any prospective business sellers.
Shareholder of Norwegian Log
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