BDO has released its Current State of Industry 4.0 Snapshot which analyzes manufacturers’ efforts to meet the fourth industrial revolution head-on — and how private equity can support this growth.
Dan Shea, managing director of BDO Capital, believes there’s momentum ahead to right-size deal volume in manufacturing and capitalize on the industry’s exciting innovations. Private equity can provide the resources and expertise to help manufacturing companies with capital, operational guidance and acquisitions:
- Deal volume has tempered in 2017, with 525 private equity deals in manufacturing in 2017’s first three quarters, compared to 622 during the same time in 2016.
- At the same time, economic activity in the manufacturing sector, per PMI, has hovered at levels indicating strong sales, more orders and consistent demand.