First-quarter 2010 global transportation & logist ics M&A analysis

Making smarter deals in a changing environment: Due diligence

As the global economy begins to recover, deal making might offer the leverage that transportation and logistics (T&L) companies need to push ahead of the competition. And it will be the companies with strong balance sheets and robust cash reserves that are in the best position for strategic merger and acquisition opportunities.

As strategic buyers take advantage of their ability to maneuver in a challenging environment, PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC) predicts they will pursue deals with a focus on synergies that will enhance productivity, enable cost savings, and add revenue to their businesses.