Transportation and Logistics M&A Update

2Q 2020


  • The transportation & logistics industry index rose 29.3% in Q2 2020 as it bounced back after its March lows
  • The second quarter of 2020 saw the fewest number of deals closed since 2005
  • Total capital invested rebounded significantly from Q1 2020 as there were more middle-market ($50MM - $500MM) tranche transactions
  • Strategic buyers continued to lead PE investors in Q2 2020 in terms of deal volume, accounting for over 60% of total transactions
  • The acquisition of Deutsche Lufthansa (ETR: LHA) by an undisclosed investor in a $9 billion deal represented the largest deal in Q2
  • Stock prices trended higher through Q2 2020 while valuation multiples declined
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