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

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

At a glance

The pace of transportation and logistics transactions accelerated during the second quarter, as measured by both announced value and volume. However, 2014 is not expected to set records for mergers and acquisitions in the sector.

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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 second-quarter 2014 analysis:

  • Shipping and trucking modes were more active this past quarter.
  • The level of financial investment in the T&L industry has been more robust.
  • Deal multiples for T&L are reaching record highs, continuing a trend in effect since the global recession.
  • Acquirers in the T&L industry remain focused on local-market deals.

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