Global transportation and logistics M&A activity remained stable in 2016 with 50+ deals in each quarter, though Q3 2016 was slightly less active. With 50 deals, the quarter saw a decline of 11% in deal volume compared to both Q2 2016 and Q3 2015.
It appears general uncertainties related to the US presidential elections, the long-term impact of Brexit, and China’s economic growth paired with reduced forecasts of international trade activity may have impacted recent M&A activity.
While the Asia & Oceania region continues to lead in M&A activity, South America and Europe (excluding UK & Eurozone) saw an uptick in deal volume and a sizeable increase in deal value.
For our full report and additional information on the Top 10 Deals announced for the year, our regional and subsector analyses, and the Outlook for this sector, please remember to download our Global Transportation and Logistics M&A Deals Insights: Q3 2016 update.