Transportation and Logistics M&A Update

3Q 2019


  • Deal activity slowing down in the first three quarters of 2019
  • The beginning of a trend that shows investors might be moving up market to fewer, larger deals
  • Strategic acquirers maintain dominance against private equity in terms of deal value and volume
  • Panalpina World Transport (SWX: PWTN) was acquired by DSV (CSE: DSV) for $5.53 billion on August 19, 2019. DSV is a provider of transport and logistics services to its customers;
  • Andeavor Logistics (NYS: ANDX) reached a definitive agreement to be acquired by MPLX (NYS: MPLX), a subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum (NYS: MPC) for $14 billion on May 8, 2019; Marathon Petroleum will have an expanded geographic footprint which enhances its long-term growth opportunities and the sustainable cash flow profile of the business

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