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There were six completed mergers and acquisitions (M&As) in the EMS industry during the second quarter of the year, up from four in the previous quarter but down from nine transactions reported in the same period last year, according to Lincoln International. These transactions include Scanfil Oyj's acquisition of PartnerTech AB, Zentech Manufacturing Inc.'s acquisition of Colonial Assembly & Design LLC, Sparton Corp.'s acquisition of Hunter Technology Corp., and Natel Engineering Co. Inc.'s acquisition of OnCore Manufacturing Services LLC.
EMS consolidations were up from last quarter, representing all of the 2Q 2015 transactions, compared to one in Q1 2015, Lincoln International data shows. On a comparative basis, this is up from the three EMS consolidations reported in 2Q 2014. There were no transactions categorized as vertical/horizontal convergences, OEM divestitures, EMS divestitures or private equity investments in 2Q 2015.