Transportation and Logistics M&A Update

1Q 2021

RESOURCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Transportation & Logistics (“T&L”) industry index rose 26.5% in Q1 2021 and outperformed the S&P 500 index, which increased 7.4% in the same period
  • M&A deal volume was up 12% to 185 completed transactions in Q1 2021 from 165 deals in Q4 2020
  • Strategic buyers accounted for 60.5% of deal volume in Q1 2021 vs PE investors with 39.5%
  • The acquisition of Bombardier Transportation by Alstom (PAR: ALO) for $8.2 billion on January 29, 2021 represented the largest T&L deal in Q1 2021
  • Despite of the volatility, stock prices and valuation multiples trended higher in Q1 2021 from prior year levels

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