Q3 2021

Transportation and Logistics M&A Update


  • The Transportation & Logistics (“T&L”) industry index rose 25.2% YTD and outperformed the S&P 500 index, which increased 16.4% in the same period.
  • Total capital invested in M&A transactions increased 33% in Q3 2021 to $22.8B from $17.2B in Q2, and 135% from $9.7B in the same period of the prior year.
  • YTD Q3 2021, PE investors have contributed 60.0% of total capital invested compared to 40.0% for strategic buyers in the T&L sector.
  • North America was the most active region in Q3 2021 followed by Europe.
  • Stock prices edged higher while valuation multiples trended lower in Q3 2021 from Q2 levels.

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