Global Transportation and Logistics M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

July 2016

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Global Transportation and Logistics M&A Deals Insights: Q2 2016

With over 50 global transportation and logistics (T&L) M&A deals announced in Q2 2016, the sector reported its third highest quarter by aggregate value of the last three years (20% higher than Q1 2016).

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Global Transportation and Logistics M&A Deals Insights is our new quarterly report on the merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the sector. Now featuring more in-depth data analysis and insights, this new publication aims to equip you with an executive overview, key trends and highlights, a list of the largest deals announced the quarter, key regional, investment, and sub-sector information, as well as PwC’s assessment of the M&A outlook for the sector.

Highlights of our second quarter 2016 analysis include:

  • Overall, deal activity increased in the T&L sector sequentially but declined annually (both in volume and value)
  • Deal volume and value grew by 6% and 20%, respectively, in the quarter as compared to Q1 2016. However, they declined by 18% and 22%, respectively, as compared to Q2 2015
  • There were five megadeals with a total aggregated disclosed value of $26.7 billion—the highest value deal occurred in the Trucking subsector
  • Deal value in the Trucking subsector increased by 69% from Q2 2015. This was primarily driven by one acquisition valued at $16.83 billion
  • Logistics was the second largest subsector with a deal value of $5.8 billion in Q2 2016 (increased significantly compared to Q1 2016). However, it witnessed a decline of 26% on year-over-year basis
  • Despite experiencing a steep decline from prior year, Shipping was the third largest subsector in terms of aggregate deal value at $923 million

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