Manufacturing has always been and still is a very important sector in the UK economy. Since the end of the economic crisis, the sector has observed a constant growth in the market, UK manufacturers’ product sales reaching almost £400 billion last year. The UK Manufacturing sector represents over half of the country’s exports. Key trends in the market are:
- Activity in the Manufacturing sector has observed a solid growth in recent years boosted by the major increase in the Food and automotive and parts production which now represent more than a third of the Manufacturing activity in the UK
- The deal market in the Manufacturing sector is one of the most active in the country and worldwide with hundreds of deals completed in the past 18 months including the acquisition of Caterfood Holdings by BFS Group, the MBO of BOFA International, and the acquisition of Periproducts by Venture Life Group.
- The development of contemporary automation, data exchange and manfacturing technologies facilitating the vision and execution of the ‘smart factory’ is likely to be one of the major trends for the future of the sector.
Our corporate finance team has recently advised on significant deals in the Manufacturing sector in the Thames Valley and the South of England. To learn more about our expertise in this sector, contact us on 01491579740.
What our clients say
“HMT were instrumental in the preparation and drafting of the IM with Tendeka and locating a number of clients to be involved in the sale process and selection of an appropriate buyer.”
It was a pleasure working with HMT during our investment. Their professional contribution was highly valuable to the process and we look forward to working with them again.
Our transactions in this sector