CHICAGO -- Six EMS companies changed hands in the September quarter, one more than in 2017, according to new data from Lincoln International.

Three EMS companies were acquisition by competitors, two were involved in vertical/horizontal convergences, and one was purchased by private equity investors.

No sites were divested during the period.

There were two transactions each in North America and Europe, and two cross-border transactions.

Two of the deals involved Tier 1 EMS firms (Jabil, Flex) and one involved mid-tier EMS providers (Ultra's acquisition of Sparton). The others were deals among companies with less than $300 million a year in revenue (GUB Management, Stadium Group and Integra).


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