Industry Reports

Q2 2017
The global Healthcare Information Technology (HCIT) industry is projected to reach $280.3 billion by 2021 at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 15.9%, according to a March report by MarketsandMarkets.
Q2 2017
Through the first quarter of 2017, 26 deals were announced or closed in the Water Infrastructure Industry including the blockbuster acquisition of GE Water for $3.4 billion. This robust level of merger and acquisition (M&A) activity mirrors Q1 2016, which resulted in the second most active year recorded by Capstone. This year through Q1, strategic buyers accounted for 65.4% of deals and financial buyers for 34.6%. Comparatively, during that same period in 2016 strategic buyers accounted for 76.9% of deals and financial buyers for 23.1%.
Q2 2017
A number of factors continue to drive growth in the medical device sector including an aging population and corresponding increase in healthcare utilization, advances in technology, the growth of the middle class in emerging markets and a desire among seniors to enjoy a more active lifestyle than prior generations. 
Q2 2017
As reported by the Organic Trade Association, the US organic food and beverage industry experienced another record setting year in 2015, hitting $39.8 billion. The industry has been booming over the past decade with a year-over-year percentage growth of 11.6% since 2005 and accelerating year-over-year (YOY) growth since 2009.
Q2 2017
One main takeaway so far in 2017 is the heightened level of M&A volume that the Packaging industry is experiencing.  The level of deal volume is reminiscent of 2016, which saw a record number of deals announced or completed.  Strategic and financial buyers are attracted by high levels of fragmentation, opportunities to add new product/service offerings and the prospect of entering new customer markets. 
Q2 2017
According to a report by AT Kearney, the four leading drivers of M&A activity in the Personal Care Products & Services industry between 2010 and 2016 were to access new consumers, to incorporate technological innovations, to strengthen emerging distribution channels and to expand into new geographic locations. 
Q2 2017
Following a year of record high deal volume in 2016, merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the Mapping, Modeling & Simulation (MM&S) industry has made a promising start to 2017. Year-to-date, Capstone has identified 24 announced or closed acquisitions—putting deal volume on pace with the same period in 2016.
Q2 2017
The Interconnect Components market has a very positive outlook for both short and long-term growth as Internet of Things (IoT) matures and interoperability becomes more robust.  Technological advancements will continue to drive demand and reduce costs as large data sets are harnessed, analyzed and stored and as the hyperconnected world requires faster, cleaner connections and reduced latency.
Q2 2017
 With advancements in high definition cameras, bandwidth capabilities and analytics, video surveillance continues to be a driving trend in the Security Solutions industry.  Industry operators are turning to monitoring services and analytics as a way to drive recurring monthly revenue (RMR)because it offers a lucrative and reliable source of revenue.
Q2 2017
The eLearning, Corporate & Professional Training industry continues to see healthy levels of merger and acquisition activity through the first quarter of 2017. Deal activity is slightly down compared to the same time frame as last year, but that is true for the overall middle market as uncertainty surrounding the election put deals on hold. Capstone expects that volume will gather momentum through the end of 2017.

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