Transportation and Logistics M&A Update

1Q 2020


  • The transportation and logistics industry index dropped 35% in Q1 2020, primarily due to the impact from COVID-19
  • The first quarter of 2020 saw the fewest number of deals closed in the first three months since 2005
  • Total capital invested was impacted significantly, down 85% from Q1 2019 as there were no large $1B EV tranche transactions in Q1 2020
  • Strategic buyers continued to lead PE investors in 2020 in terms of total capital invested, accounting for 66.6% of the total
  • The acquisition of Innovel Solutions by Costco Wholesale Corporation in a $1 billion deal represented the largest deal in Q1
  • Stock prices trended downwards through Q1 2020 while valuation multiples went up

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