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Investment Analysis of the European Adhesives and Sealants Market

Investment Analysis of the European Adhesives and Sealants Market

The European market for adhesives and sealants is characterized by positive correlation between end-user industries and economic cycles, high rate of commoditization of product segments, low scope for growth, intense rivalry among a few large companies, stable revenues, and industry consolidation.

The market was significantly impacted by the global economic crisis in 2008 causing a setback in revenues and growth for many key end-user industries like construction, woodwork and joinery, paper and packaging, and automotive. A further setback was experienced during the eurozone debt crisis, which again hampered activity in these end-user market segments.

Recovery from the crisis period was slow but steady. This recovery was spearheaded by growth in the 3 largest market segments: Construction adhesives, automotive adhesives, and packaging adhesives.

Specialty adhesives have become the key focus area for investment given the large scope for differentiation, higher profitability, and enhanced customer retention. Developing high-performance, structural adhesives requires significant investment in R&D.


  • Executive Summary
  • Key Terms and Definitions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives and Scope
    • Research Methodology
    • Key Trends and Challenges
    • Competitive Analysis-Porter's 5 Forces
    • Competitive Analysis-Porter's 5 Forces Explained
    • Impact of Key Industry Trends
  • M&A Analysis
    • M&A Analysis-Volume Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: M&A Volume Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
    • M&A Analysis-Value Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: M&A Value Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
  • PE and VC Analysis
    • PE and VC Volume Analysis
    • PE and VC Value Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: PE and VC Deal Value, Global vs. Europe, 2009-2014
  • Financial Analysis
    • Financial Analysis-Profitability Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Profitability Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Profitability Analysis, Europe, 2009-2014
    • Financial Analysis-Margin Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Margin Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Margin Analysis, Europe, 2009-2014
    • Financial Analysis-Liquidity Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Liquidity Ratios, Global, 2009-2014
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Liquidity Ratios, Europe, 2009-2014
    • Financial Analysis-Turnover Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Turnover Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Turnover Analysis, Europe, 2009-2014
    • Financial Analysis-Solvency Analysis
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Solvency Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
      • Table Adhesives and Sealants Market: Solvency Analysis, Global, 2009-2014
  • Conclusion
    • Conclusions

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