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.
- The average US retail price for diesel and regular gas, a major operating cost for trucking fleets, rose 0.5% and 2.9%, respectively, in the week ending April 15, 2019, compared to the same week in 2018.
- Total US manufacturers’ shipments, an indicator of the volume of goods shipped by truck, rose 3.0% year-to-date in February 2019 compared to the same period in 2018.
- Total US revenue for general freight trucking rose 11.6% in the fourth quarter of 2018 compared to the previous year.
Posted by Peter Heydenrych.