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

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

At a glance

Deal activity in the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry got off to a slow start this year with deal volume in the first quarter as low as that of the last few years. Despite sluggish activity, there exists opportunity for emerging market acquirers to consolidate fragmented transportation modes. We’re also seeing valuations for targets in advanced economies continuing to recover across most modes.

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Intersections, a quarterly analysis of global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the T&L industry, provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

The following trends are expected to affect the values and locations of deals in the T&L sector:

  • Shipping has been active, particularly in container lines, where new mergers, partnerships; and vessel-sharing agreements are in progress;
  • Trucking deal activity has also increased, with several recent acquisitions expected to help carriers expand their service offerings; and
  • Many airlines, after multiple consolidations, are focused on new joint ventures and cross-border minority stakes.

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