The manufacturing industry is thriving and that’s expected to continue in 2015. In fact, according to Brown Gibbons Lang and Company’s Industrial Insider letter published in November 2014, an expanding U.S. manufacturing sector is spurring investment.

This is evidenced by a substantial uptick in both deal volume and value. During the first three quarters of 2014, middle-market M&A activity was tracking well ahead of 2013’s pace, with deal volume and value up more than 22 percent and 27 percent, respectively. Deal volume increased by more than 14 percent in the third quarter of 2014 over second-quarter levels, with deal value up 11 percent.

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