Private Equity Investment Trends in Manufacturing Companies
Private equity firms are increasingly interested in scalable companies with lower CapEx requirements. Consequently, private equity acquisitions of manufacturing companies has steadily declined as a percentage of the total number of private equity platform investments.
With the effects of the coronavirus, private equity investments in manufacturing companies has dropped from ~15% of transactions in 2019 to ~12% in 2020.
That said, manufacturing is still #3 in our Top 10 list of private equity industries of interest.