The global Transportation and Logistics sector closed 2016 at a relatively stable level of M&A activity. A total deal value of $53.5 billion in H2 2016 for deals with disclosed value greater than $50 million was 22% lower than H1 2016 and deal activity for the year was 6% lower than 2015.
Even so, 2016 was not without industry-altering activity in the Trucking, Shipping and Passenger Air categories.
At $16.8 billion, Maanshan Dingtai’s acquisition of SF Holding was the largest deal this year. In general, the Trucking category has been on the rise, contributing to the highest share of deal value and generating the highest average deal size this year.
Meanwhile, Avolon’s acquisition of CIT’s commercial air business and Alaska’s acquisition of Virgin brought considerable change to the Passenger Air business.
As the Shipping industry continues to face challenges, financial investors have seen an opportunity to intervene. Specifically, investor groups in Australia took charge by acquiring Port of Melbourne Corp. and Asciano Ltd. for a combined deal value of $16.1 billion.
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