Shaw & Co launches its first 'Shaw Report' which analyses the manufacturing and engineering sector. It follows the recent publication of the same analysis of the food and drink sector.
Shaw & Co, the specialist corporate finance advisory firm, has launched the second in a series of 12 in-depth sector reports that offer an industry’s SME business leaders a powerful benchmarking tool to aid their decision making.
The second report covers the UK Manufacturing & Engineering (M&E) marketplace and segments over 3,918 M&E businesses with earnings in excess of £1m by size and subsector to track their performance, profitability, debt levels and M&A activity.
The report’s key findings include:
Colin Burns, Director – Debt Advisory, at Shaw & Co and editor of the report said: “Larger blue-chip corporates have regular access to this type of analysis from investment banking advisers. However, it is our mission at Shaw & Co to provide SME business leaders with free access to the same market intelligence in a clear, concise and easy-to-use way.
“This report will help SME business owners to benchmark their own and their peers’ performance relative to their sector. It will also provide them with valuable market insight that will enable them to evaluate their relative creditworthiness and attractiveness from a M&A or growth funding perspective, allowing them to make the best decisions for their business and its future.”
A full copy of the report is available for free download here.
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