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Fall 2021 | M&A Report In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Nov 17, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Fall 2021 M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. The global retail logistics market size was valued at $205.4 billion in 2020 and is projected to grow at a CAGR of 11.8% during the forecast period 2021 to 2028, as per research published by Grand View Research, Inc. The e-commerce retail logistics segment is expected to grow at a CAGR of 12.5% from 2021 to 2028 as per the same research. The increase in global trade activities, particularly in emerging economies, is driving up the demand for retail logistics. The COVID-19 pandemic has also accelerated the digital transformation of the supply chain companies to adopt automation, AI, and the IoT. However, the capacity constraints of the logistics industry, which has been prevalent from the start of the pandemic, are expected to persist over the next few months. In addition to that, the inflationary rate environment is expected to continue in the U.S. trucking industry for the rest of 2021, due to high freight volumes coupled with suppressed truckload capacity, as per research published by truckload carrier U.S. Xpress Enterprises. Truckload capacity will continue to be impacted by driver shortages as drivers have been kept off the road by additional stimulus checks and unemployment benefits.

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Summer 2021 | M&A Report In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Aug 20, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Summer 2021 M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. The Global Logistics Market is estimated to grow by USD 6.9 Trillion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 4.6% during 2021-2026 as per research published by IMARC Group. During late May 2021, COVID-19 outbreaks in and around the key southern China container port of Yantian, had led to temporary restrictions on export cargo for a significant period. Although, full operations have resumed, it is expected that the impact on supply chains will be much greater than the disruption caused by Suez Canal blockage. The disruption in China will eventually spill over and affect European and North American markets. Additionally, sea container and air freight transportation prices have risen due to manpower and commodity constraints, as well as an inflationary environment. Also, extreme capacity issues affected rail and trucking industry in the USA. Manufacturers in Europe and North America are mostly affected by transportation delays caused by suppliers in Asia. Transportation delays are projected to continue until 2022 as consumer demand is expected to expand at a high rate throughout 2021.

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Spring 2021 | M&A Report In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Jun 24, 2021

The report below gives a good overview of the Spring 2021 M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. The Logistics Market is estimated to grow by USD 77.28 billion, progressing at a CAGR of almost 2% during 2021-2025 as per research published by Technavio. The industry had a decline in activity because of Covid 19, with numerous travel restrictions, nightly curfews, border closures, and flight cancellations imposed by various countries.

The Suez Canal blockage in March 2021, happened due to grounding of the container ship Ever Given, further escalated the impact. The shipping journal Lloyd’s List estimated that goods worth $9.6 billion pass through the canal every day. The blockage delayed a range of parts and raw materials for European products such as cotton from India for clothes, petroleum from the Middle East for plastics, and auto parts from China. The impact on global supply chains is expected to last for several months.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Mar 05, 2020

The report below gives a good overview of the first quarter M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in Transportation and Logistics sector for Q4 2019 included 49 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable lower middle market transactions was announced in December when Franchise Group, Inc. acquired American Freight of Ohio, Inc., a portfolio company of The Jordan Co LP, for US$450 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments. Franchise Group, Inc. is a holding company. American Freight Furniture & Mattress is a warehouse-style furniture store that specializes in furniture obtained through dealer cancellations, factory closeouts, retail chain buyouts, & wholesale liquidations.

There was a significant plunge in cargo volumes in February that could get even worse in the coming months if the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) worsens and spreads further. The ports of Los Angeles and Long Beach are forecasting a 12 to 15 percent decline in container volume in the first quarter as carriers continue to cancel sailings in the trans-Pacific.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Dec 11, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the fourth quarter M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Transportation and Logistics sector for Q3 2019 included 47 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.
One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector was announced in August when AIT Worldwide Logistics, Inc. acquired Unitrans International Corp, a subsidiary of Unitrans, Inc. ultimately owned by Q International Courier LLC for an undisclosed amount. The transaction enables AIT Worldwide Logistics to enhance its existing business. Founded in 1997, Unitrans International is located in Inglewood, California and provides logistics solutions.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Engineering and Construction Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Dec 09, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the fourth quarter M&A activity in the Engineering and Construction Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Engineering & Construction sector for Q3 2019 included 76 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector was announced in August when Sterling Construction Co., Inc. acquired Plateau Excavation Inc for US$400 million in cash, stock and seller notes. Plateau Excavation is located in Austell, Georgia and provides construction services. Plateau Excavation full-year 2018 revenues were approximately US$290 million.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Engineering and Construction Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Sep 30, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the third quarter M&A activity in the Engineering and Construction Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Engineering and Construction sector for Q2 2019 included 113 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

FirstService Corp acquired a 95% majority stake in Global Restoration Holdings LLC, a portfolio company of Delos Capital LLC, for US$505 million in cash. The acquisition would funded through FirstService Corp’s cash on hand, new term loan and credit facility. The transaction also includes Interstate Restoration Group, Inc. and FirstOnSite Restoration LP. The acquisition would expand FirstService Corp’s scale and capabilities in the property restoration sector and further complements its existing Paul Davis Restoration franchised and company owned operations. Founded in1998, Global Restoration Holdings is located in Texas and functions as an investment company whose subsidiaries engage in disaster restoration, reconstruction and renovation services.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Sep 25, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the third quarter M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Transportation and Logistics sector for Q2 2019 included 71 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions in the sector closed in June when Aurora Capital Group LP acquired Petroleum Service Corp from SGS SA for US$335 million. Founded in 1991, Aurora Capital Group is a private equity firm located in Los Angeles. Petroleum Service Corp. provides loading and unloading services for the refining, chemical and marine transportation industries. It offers tinkering barges, operating docks, switching railcars, material packaging and warehousing services. The company was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Engineering and Construction Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Jun 26, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Engineering and Construction Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Engineering and Construction sector for Q1 2019 included 83 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in February when Authority Brands, LLC, a portfolio company of Apax Partners (UK) Ltd, acquired Clockwork IP, LLC, a subsidiary of Direct Energy Services, LLC, ultimately owned by Centrica Plc, for US$300 million. Founded in 1999, Clockwork IP is located in Houston, Texas and provides residential heating and cooling, electrical and plumbing services.

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M&A Quarterly News In The Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector

By Peter Heydenrych | Jun 19, 2019

The report below gives a good overview of the second quarter M&A activity in the Transport, Logistics and Supply Chain Industry Sector. M&A activity for North American based target companies in the Transportation and Logistics sector for Q1 2019 included 49 closed deals, according to data published by industry data tracker FactSet.

One of the notable middle market transactions was announced in March when a private group led by Mason Wells Buyouts, management of RJW Logistics, Inc. and other investors, acquired RJW Logistics Group from the Williamson family, for an undisclosed amount. The acquisition enhances Mason Wells Buyouts’ long-term growth initiatives for its logistics platform. RJW Logistics Group is located in Illinois and provides trucking, logistics and warehousing services.

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