Dealmakers continue to forecast that M&A in the manufacturing sector will expand, but the pace of growth will slow down, according to Mergers & Acquisitions’ Mid-Market Pulse (MMP). (See related graphic.)

Transaction pros gave the sector a 3-month Composite Score of 79.3, but the 12-month Composite Score dipped to 68.1. While still healthy, the rankings have plummeted over the last year.

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