We find ourselves at the starting line of yet another industrial revolution — “Industry 4.0.” It was only 70 years ago that the third industrial revolution took hold. These revolutions tend to accelerate the pace of creative destruction for industrial economy entrepreneurs, and for the capital partners with whom they build their businesses.
Artificial intelligence, M2M (machine-to-machine) communications, cloud computing — these are the central underlying technologies driving the advent of Industry 4.0.
In this report we profile 50 of the top industrials-focused private equity firms and M&A advisors transacting in the lower middle market via Axial today. As active members of Axial, we have insight and access to understand their focus areas, their efficacy, their reputation, and their track records.