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Industrials & manufacturing

The current market backdrop could not be more unhelpful for businesses in the industrials and manufacturing sectors.

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.

HMT’s credentials

The HMT team has a long track record of working with industrials and manufacturing businesses including

  • High-tech industrials
  • Niche manufacturing
  • Industrial services
  • Engineering


Industrials & Manufacturing

Our team has undertaken many transactions in the Industrials & Manufacturing sector and has recently advised on acquisitions, fundraisings and disposals of electronic component manufacturers, automotive businesses and engineering companies amongst others.


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