Market Research Report
History of M & A in the Connector Industry - Shrinking Footprints: Consolidation in the Connector Industry
|Published by||Bishop & Associates, Inc.||Product code||721785|
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|History of M & A in the Connector Industry - Shrinking Footprints: Consolidation in the Connector Industry|
|Published: October 12, 2018||Content info:||
Acquisitions and mergers over the last several decades have dramatically changed the landscape of the connector, cable, and cable assembly market.
Examining over 600 acquisitions, History of M & A in the Connector Industry (Shrinking Footprints: Connector Industry Consolidation 1954-2018) looks at how mergers and acquisitions have changed the connector, cable, and cable assembly industry. The report chronicles acquisitions by year, type (manufacturer, distributor or private equity firm) and manufacturer, while also looking at the change in acquisition targets over the years.
Bishop and Associates has just released a new seven-chapter research report analyzing the history of mergers and acquisitions in the connector, cable, and cable assembly market. This research report, which looks at acquisitions by year, acquirer type (manufacturer, distributor, or private equity firm), and technology, examines how mergers and acquisitions have affected the growth of the top 10 connector manufacturers, the top 50 and top 100, and the connector and cable market in general.
Since their founding in 1985, Bishop & Associates has tracked acquisitions in the connector industry. These include acquisitions by manufacturers of connectors or cable and wire, manufacturers who produce cable assemblies or wire harnesses, distributors that focus on connectors as part of their product offering, and private equity companies. During this period, more than 600 acquisitions of these type have been recorded.
Since the beginning of the 21st century, many of these acquisitions, in particular those of traditional connector manufacturers, have ventured outside of the standard connector arena. Connector manufacturers over that time have acquired companies that focus on sensors, antennas, complex medical equipment, and vehicle-to-vehicle and vehicle-to-infrastructure applications. Others have focused on specific product types, such as fiber optics or ruggedized connector and cable assemblies.
The following table shows antenna technology acquisitions by company acquired, acquirer and year.
This report also looks at the history of individual acquirers. Of the more than 600 acquisitions recorded, over 500 of them were initiated by manufacturers. These acquisitions, which represent over 140 different manufacturers, include many companies who later become targets of acquisitions themselves.