InterOcean’s Material Handling Market Update highlights the continued strength in the sector and the high level of M&A activity among material handling equipment manufacturers. Sector demand is being fueled generally by growth in the overall economy and driven specifically by rising e-commerce sales, both requiring companies to better manage inventory and warehouse space to facilitate faster delivery to customers. The availability of capital, strong public equity markets and rising valuations are driving interest in M&A. InterOcean believes that unprecedented opportunity exists today for material handling equipment companies to take advantage of these favorable market conditions.
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