In recent years increasing urbanization has led to a heightened urgency to create efficient environments able to fully support occupants’ wellbeing and productivity. This, combined with a strong consumer confidence environment, will continue to drive growth in the industry. Merger and acquisition deal activity reached a post-recession high in 2016 and is on pace to exceed that total in 2018. The majority of deals occurred in the US, France, and the UK, with other developed European markets seeing significant deal activity in the space.
Read more in our Building materials sector snapshot 2018.11.