Intersections: Second-quarter 2015 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions

August 2015
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Intersections: Second-quarter 2015 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions

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Intersections is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry. It provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

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Intersections is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry. It provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

Highlights of what the second-quarter analysis revealed:

  • Driven by substantial megadeal growth, both volume and value increased in the T&L sector this quarter.
  • Megadeals were driven primarily by the need to fill a specific need or gap, gain scale, and drive profitability.
  • Cross-border and service line expansion were key drivers for many of the deals in the quarter, particularly in advanced economies.
  • Growth also remained a key driver, as T&L companies look to increase geographic reach, add capacity, and enter new markets.
  • On a segment basis, 2Q15 activity was driven by the trucking and logistics industries with more than half of the quarter’s overall deal volume.
  • Regionally, Asia (particularly, China) and Oceania continued to be the largest acquirer region with more than one-third of all deals announced.

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