Get ready for more M&A

Get ready for more M&A

By Editorial Staff, E-Scrap News

February 21, 2014

According to the latest industry research, smaller e-scrap firms are getting bought up by large ones and the trend is expected to continue.

Betting on "solid growth prospects in the broad environmental sector," large corporations and investors are announcing e-scrap mergers and acquisitions (M&A) at a rapid and growing pace, says Compliance Standards. The research firm suggests the activity will "continue well into 2014 and beyond."

An offshoot of the trend, according to Compliance Standards and its recent study, could be the possibility of smaller firms merging in hopes of staying competitive with M&A-poised mega-firms.

In addition to keeping an eye on M&A activity in 2014, budgetary constraints for end-users may also become a hot topic as firms look to recapture "value where none existed before" to make up for high recycling costs.

A number of major e-scrap firms, including Arrow Electronics and Sims Recycling Solutions, have been active in the M&A space in recent months.

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