A manufacturing renaissance is brewing in the U.S., and many industries are seeing more M&A transactions with a manufacturing component come to fruition. Some of the recent notable deals bring manufacturing expertise to existing portfolio companies, while others provide new platform companies for private equity firms and strategic acquirers. Either way, companies with a manufacturing component are in demand these days. (See video, Manufacturing Surges)

“There is a lot of growth in the manufacturing industry,” explains Zia Uddin (pictured), a managing director with Monroe Capital LLC, a Chicago-based debt and capital provider with $1.6 billion under management. “Insourcing, or re-shoring, has been playing a role for quite some time. And there is a greater desire to develop products and get them to local markets more quickly, which is making manufacturers all the more important.”

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