Q4 2021

Transportation and Logistics M&A Update


  • The Transportation & Logistics (“T&L”) industry index rose 6.68% in Q4 2021 and underperformed the S&P 500 index, which increased 9.68% in the same period.
  • Total capital invested in M&A transactions increased 341.2% in Q4 2021 to $100.6B from $22.8B in Q3, and 650.7% from $13.4B in the same period of the prior year.
  • In 2021, PE investors declined as a % of total capital to 37.0% from 54.1% in 2020 compared to strategic buyers increasing to 63.0% from 45.9% in the same period.
  • North America was the most active region in Q4 2021 followed by Europe.
  • Stock prices and valuation multiples generally edged higher in Q4 2021 from Q3 levels.

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