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Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Q1 M&A Update

By Catherine Patience | Apr 25, 2014

TruckM&A activity in the North American Transportation and Logistics sector for Q4 2013 through February 24, 2014 included 96 deals announced or closed according to data provided by S&P Capital IQ. According to a report from international consulting firm PriceWaterhouseCoopers, deal activity was strong to close 2013 with infrastructure targets (asset heavy airport and port assets) accounting for the majority of mega transactions. According to the PWC report, with US airline consolidation mostly complete, areas ripe for consolidation include trucking and logistics. Another sub-sector projecting an increase in activity is shipping, though anti-competition laws may lead to more partnerships and alliances than deals.

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