A question on every investor's mind is "I have money to invest, but which company or sector should I invest in?" It is not easy to make a decision without a prior analysis of the sectors of activity.
A sector with a long and stable history is that related to Industrial Manufacturing. This is a consolidated market due to its long trajectory, as mentioned in the Industrial Manufacturing sector Investment Report 2021 Since the first industrial manufacturing company was founded, there have been almost 1,500 investments and more than 700 acquisitions of companies in the sector. For this reason, we have created a Ranking Top 5 Best Companies to invest in in the sector.
In this post we will focus on an inverter of Venture CapitalThe most significant investments have been made in this market by a private equity firm and by the company that has made the largest number of investments in this market. These are Plug and Play, Platinum Equity and Indutrade.
Plug and Play has made 5 investments in this industrial sector since 2020, being the most active Venture Capital at the moment. The invested companies are 3, one of them American, Mantle, specialised in metal 3D printing, and the other two European, one German and one Dutch. The German company SPARETECH is a global supplier of pressure washing and cleaning. On the other hand, SwipeGuide, a Dutch performance platform for the manufacturing industry.
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Platinum Equity is a US private equity investment firm that focuses on leveraged buyout investments in established companies. Since 2020 it has made 18 acquisitions of various companies, two of which are in the Industrial Manufacturing sector. As for the investments made, they have been to companies from different sectors. The acquired companies were NESCO Speciality Rentals and OregonTool.
The acquisition was completed in December 2020 and the acquisition of Oregon Tool was announced on 14 July 2021. NESCO Speciality Rentals is a supplier of specialty equipment, parts, tools, accessories and services to the electric power transmission and distribution, telecommunications and rail markets in North America. Oregon Tool, on the other hand, is a global platform specialising in premium precision cutting tools.
Indutrade is a Swedish company that sells technology solutions. It has made a total of 87 acquisitions, of which 5 have been of companies in the sector analysed. And since 2020, two companies have been acquired by Indutrade. Both are companies specialising in different types of products. The first to be acquired in 2020 was HoFa, dedicated to the high-quality production of bolts, screws, nuts and rivets. The second was X-RAY WorX, which develops and produces open and high-resolution X-ray tubes for different uses.