An expanding U.S. manufacturing sector is spurring investment in capital equipment and benefiting suppliers of industrial components, with manufacturers of gearing and power transmission products and systems attracting increased investment. M&A is on the rise as participants look to move up the value chain to capture margin, seeking acquisitions to expand product range and deliver broader capabilities, build scale, and gain access to new customers and high-growth end markets.

The BGL Industrials Insider addresses capital markets and mergers and acquisitions activity, financial and operating performance of certain publicly-traded companies, and trends and issues affecting the industry.