Industry Reports

Q1 2017
Capstone is proud to have Mr. Samir Samhouri as our guest editorial writer for the opening page of this report. Mr. Samhouri is widely recognized as a leader in the field and in the Safety and Security industry, possessing unique expertise in the use of video and video related technologies. 
Q1 2017
Downstream demand from construction and mining is expected to fuel EH&S industry growth in 2017.  In November, IbisWorld projected that the Occupational Health and Workplace Safety Services industry would grow at an annualized rate of 1.5% to $6.6 billion by 2021.  With the advent of the Trump Administration and his promise to spend $1.0 trillion on infrastructure, this projected revenue figure will likely expand.
Q1 2017
The Water Infrastructure market has been healthy and is poised to benefit from increased government funding in 2017.  In December, congress passed the Water Infrastructure Improvements for the Nation Act which authorized almost $10.0 billion in federal investments for water technology and infrastructure. 
Q1 2017
As the old adage says, the only constant is change. This is certainly the case for industrial distribution as there have been some very interesting turns for sellers in the past 12 months. Increasingly, Capstone is seeing large buyers venture into the middle market as a means of driving value.
Q1 2017
As distributers consolidate vendors, suppliers are increasingly looking to M&A to garner operating efficiencies and production capacity to remain competitive.
Q1 2017
The Transportation and Logistics (T&L) industry, a leading indicator of the economy, saw 112 mergers or acquisitions announced or closed in 2016. Of the 112 transactions, 55 were in Air Freight & Logistics, 44 were in Trucking, 7 were in Marine and 6 were in Rail. The buyer composition in 2016 was 78.6% strategic and 21.4% financial.
Q1 2017
With the increasingly important role of technology in the workplace, SaaS & Cloud solutions have become ubiquitous in businesses of all sizes. Offering recurring revenue business models and strong margins, SaaS companies have remained attractive to both strategic buyers and private equity investors.  2016 M&A dollar volume saw a substantial increase over the prior year as the result of several multi-billion dollar acquisitions and M&A deal volume remains near its five-year high.  
Q1 2017
Capstone identified 47 announced or closed transactions in the Behavioral Healthcare Services industry in 2016, pushing activity slightly ahead of the record high deal volume seen in 2015. Strategic buyers and private equity groups alike have been drawn to the industry due to its strong fundamentals, robust growth trajectory and fragmented market.
Q1 2017
Public safety has recently gained attention domestically and abroad as border security, mass shootings, policing practices and terrorism have sparked public debate and government concern. As a result, demand for public safety equipment and maturing technologies have accelerated market growth.
Q1 2017
The Pharmaceutical Outsourcing industry experienced healthy M&A activity in 2016 with sellers benefiting from high valuations and favorable market fundamentals. Capstone identified 76 transactions that were announced or closed in 2016 compared to 85 transactions in 2015.

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