Since 2005, more than 465 companies have been created in the industrial manufacturing sector. The project has raised more than three billion dollars in private financing. 172 investments have been made in the Seed or seed and 46 in Early Stages. In addition, there have been 531 acquisitions and 10 IPOs or IPOs. IPOs.
The investment trend in the Industrial Manufacturing sector has been clearly upward since our base year. However, it can be said that this trend has intensified since 2015, with more financing rounds launched and with more capital intensive rounds. 2016 and 2017 were the golden years, where more than USD 600 million was raised in each of the years.
Although the amount of financing raised has been reduced in 2019, there have been particularly important and relevant investments for the sector. For example, the Korean energy and chemicals conglomerate Hanwha Systems invested USD 25 million in a first round (Series A) investment in a start-up company in the sector. In addition, the Chinese investment company GF Qianhe Investment injected USD 15 million into another new company. Another significant transaction was the Endeit Capitalwhich provided $18 million worth of funding to a company in its C round.
2018 was the year of acquisitions for the manufacturing sector, with a total of 56 deals. 2017 was no slouch either, with 49 company acquisitions worldwide.
The most active company in acquisitions has been the American multinational Lincoln Electric Holdingswith a total of 20 acquisitions since 2005. Lincoln Electric Holdings' most recent acquisitions have been Worthington Industries - Soldering Business in June 2019, Baker Industries in April of the same year and Coldwater Machine Company