Global Industrial Manufacturing M&A Value Increases 70 Percent in Second Quarter of 2011, According to PwC

The industrial manufacturing industry has been identified as an area of increased risk for Foreign Corrupt Practices Act (FCPA) violations. Incidents of corruption and bribery often arise in this sector when companies deal with third parties, as suppliers have been known to deliberately substitute inferior materials to reduce costs.

According to PwC's Misthal, "Many industrial manufacturing companies are taking a zero-tolerance approach to bribery and corruption so as not to risk penalties from regulators and potential damage to brand value and share price. In response, companies are prioritizing anticorruption initiatives that mandate effective 'tone at the top' and are sending a consistent message opposing economic crime."

For a copy of Assembling value, PwC's quarterly analysis of M&A activity in the global industrial manufacturing sector, please visit: www.pwc.com/us/industrialproducts

About PwC's Industrial Manufacturing Practice

PwC's Industrial Manufacturing practice comprises a global network of industry professionals strategically located in more than 30 countries around the world. The practice brings experience, international industry best practices, and a wealth of specialized resources to help solve business issues.

About PwC's Industrial Products practice

PwC's Industrial Products (IP) practice provides financial, operational, and strategic services to global organizations across the aerospace & defense (A&D), business services, chemicals, engineering & construction (E&C), forest, paper, & packaging (FPP), industrial manufacturing, metals, and transportation & logistics (T&L) industries. With more than 31,000 professionals located in over 150 countries, PwC's IP global professionals deliver a wide range of industry-focused tax, assurance, and advisory services to address critical business issues. For more information please visit: www.pwc.com/us/en/industrial-products

About the PwC Network

PwC firms provide industry-focused assurance, tax and advisory services to enhance value for their clients. More than 161,000 people in 154 countries in firms across the PwC network share their thinking, experience and solutions to develop fresh perspectives and practical advice. See www.pwc.com for more information.

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