The manufacturing sector demonstrated continued momentum in 2022 despite facing various macro-economic headwinds. Inflationary pressures, supply chain bottlenecks, and labor shortages, combined with a high interest rate environment, sparked concerns around the Fed’s ability to achieve a soft landing. While M&A activity is down from 2021, transaction volume in 2022 was in line with pre-pandemic levels. Well-capitalized investors continued to seek quality assets to add to their portfolios, resulting in healthy multiples and steady deal flow.
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