Intersections: Third-quarter 2014 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

October 2014
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Intersections: Third-quarter 2014 transportation & logistics industry mergers and acquisitions analysis

At a glance

Deal valuations in the transportation and logistics industry were at or above pre-recession levels, driven by a steady mix of financial and strategic investors. During the third quarter, trucking and logistics deals continued to be a major focus of the market.

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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.

Following is a sampling of highlights from our third-quarter 2014 analysis:

  • The pace of deal volume increased slightly during the third quarter, while deal values weakened.
  • Smaller deals drove the increase in T&L M&A activity in the third quarter.
  • Trucking and logistics acquisitions continued to be a major focus of the market, with the North American trucking M&A market particularly robust.
  • Infrastructure deals, which accounted for the majority of megadeals in 2013, have been relatively sparse in 2014.
  • While overall deal valuations are high, the substantial cash levels of strategic investors should be enough to finance new M&A.

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