An update on the M&A market
With the global pandemic making digitalization and automation more necessary in many industries across the world, by enabling the use of robots that don’t get sick and can work around the clock, the robotics sector has seen a rise in momentum this year. Our latest Robotics report explores how this technology is playing out in areas such as warehousing and material handling, which particularly favor collaborative robots (cobots), and consumer electronics. M&A activity has benefitted from this situation, and 2021 has seen a rise in transactions compared to 2020. Oaklins' robotics specialists Jürg Stucker and David Zürrer look in-depth at this increase and the buyer structure behind it.
Our report also covers the sharp growth in industry valuations, which is resulting from a variety of factors including positive economic expectations, a pick-up in demand from the electrical/electronics industry, and changing awareness among businesses regarding automation.
In addition, we consider transaction multiples and deal sizes, and look ahead to what the future might bring to this sector. Finally, we sit down with Anthony Fernando, CEO of Asensus Surgical, to hear how he views the outlook for his company and what makes it stand out from competitors.
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