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Outdoor Power Equipment & Tool Q3 M&A Update

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U.S. M&A Trends:

  • The third quarter of 2018 saw a decrease of nearly 30% in transaction volume at 1,554 - the lowest quarterly amount since at least 2010

Outdoor Power Equipment Trends:

  • Stanley Black & Decker’s (“SWK”) acquisition of 20% of MTD Products was the largest transaction of Q3 at a $1.2 billion Enterprise Value

Public Market Trends:

  • Outdoor power equipment companies traded at an average premium of 1.7x EV/EBITDA compared to the S&P 500 during 2018

 

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