Transportation and Logistics M&A Update

4Q 2020

RESOURCE HIGHLIGHTS

  • The Transportation & Logistics (“T&L”) industry index rose 23% in Q4 and outperformed the S&P 500 index , which increased 12% in the same period
  • M&A deal volume in Q4 2020 was up 59% compared to Q3 2020 with a total of 165 completed transactions
  • Despite the 59% uptick in Q4, overall deal volume in 2020 declined 22% from 2019
  • Strategic buyers accounted for 55.3% of deal volume in 2020 vs PE investors with 44.7%
  • The $4 billion acquisition of Uber’s self-driving unit, Advanced Technologies Group, by Aurora represented the largest T&L deal in Q4
  • Stock prices and valuation multiples have trended higher in Q4
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