How to buy a manufacturing company?



The manufacturing market in Europe

Buy a Manufacturing business Despite the general tendency of deindustrialization and shifting towards a more service-oriented economy which is characterizing Europe as well as the world’s most advanced countries in favour of emerging markets which can boast low-wage workforce, manufacturing still remains an important wealth generator for the European economy which fuels exports and underpins the development of other sectors such as R&D, ITC, professional services and logistics. The industry is characterized by the presence of SMEs which are increasingly focusing on higher value added production in order to be less exposed to competition from emerging economies. The European manufacturing industry is highly diversified and offers many interesting manufacturing companies to buy. Our local M&A advisors know the European manufacturing market well and we can point you to interesting manufacturing opportunities to buy.

Type of manufacturing companies to buy in Europe

The manufacturing landscape in Europe is very attractive and offers many investment opportunities. The sector is highly diversified with high quality production, and many interesting manufacturing acquisition opportunities can be found in Europe. Here is an overview of some of the type of manufacturing fields we see in Europe:
  • Machinery & Equipment
  • Textiles & Clothing
  • Food Processing
  • Metal Fabrication
  • Transportation Equipment
  • Packaging
  • Wood, Pulp & Paper
  • Electrical & Electronics    

Why to buy a manufacturing company in Europe?

The European manufacturing sector is very attractive and offers many opportunities to prospective investors.  The sector is highly diversified and characterized by the presence of SMEs which need to consolidate to better compete in a more globalized economy. European manufacturing companies are gradually focusing on higher value added activities in order to be less exposed to competition from companies based in low-cost countries. European manufacturing companies often operate in geographical clusters in which geographical proximity gives manufacturing companies a competitive advantage in terms of speed and quality of design, procurement, production and distribution. All this makes Europe a very attractive geographical area for manufacturing acquisitions both for investors who want to enter the European market and for those who want to strengthen their presence in Europe. Please get in touch with us if you want to buy a manufacturing business in Europe.

Trends in the European Manufacturing Market

With an increasing transfer of production to lower cost countries such India, China, Brazil and Mexico, only partially offset by a relatively high presence of manufacturing companies in Eastern Europe, European manufacturing companies are focusing on the higher value added activities in the products supply chain such as design, R&D, final assembly and sophisticated after-sale services, and recurring to companies based in low-cost countries for the procurement of low added value components.

How to buy a company in general?

If you want to buy a manufacturing company it is important to be know the buying process in general. A description of the standard process of buying a company is available on the CFIE website. In practice each acquisition is different, so it is good to discuss with our manufacturing M&A team the specific situation of your company. If you want to read more about buying a company please visit the page buying a business.

Manufacturing company wanted in Europe

If you are the owner of a manufacturing company and you want to sell your company we are able to help you. In the section manufacturing companies wanted you will find an overview of all manufacturing buyers we know for Europe. We show an overview of the manufacturing buyers we know in the list of manufacturing companies wanted. If you are an interested buyer of manufacturing companies we can make a profile of the manufacturing companies you are interested in and post that here. Once we have a suited manufacturing company for sale for you we will be back in touch with you.

List manufacturing companies to buy

If you want to buy a manufacturing company in Europe we might have the suited manufacturing company for you already. We have a large array of manufacturing companies for sale. These companies can be of interest for you to buy. If you are interested in buying a manufacturing company please go to the section with  manufacturing companies for sale. Here you can find some of the manufacturing companies we currently have for sale.

Buying a manufacturing company in Europe

We have people with large experience and strong skills on how to buy a manufacturing company in Europe. Our people have a manufacturing background and have worked in manufacturing for many years. Once you have read about how to buy a business we kick off the process of buying a manufacturing company in Europe. Our understanding of the local manufacturing industry in Europe is crucial. Please get in touch with us if you want to know more about buying a manufacturing company in Europe.