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M&A Market Reviews: Logistics and Supply Chain sector

02 August 2019

2019 Mid-year Logistics and Supply Chain Sector snapshot

Despite the challenging and uncertain economic environment, the logistics sector continues to display strong deal activity in 2019, and is expected to continue. There was a slight decline in volume in Q2 2019, but this followed an exceptionally active Q1. Interestingly, H1 activity was dominated by UK buyers and investors.

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2019 Annual Logistics and Supply Chain Sector review

The 2019 edition of our annual Logistics & Supply Chain Management Sector M&A Review, looking at deal activity and industry trends in 2018 and Q1 of 2019, has been released.

The latest report shows that against a backdrop of rapid change in the sector and increasing competition, the level of investment and transactional activity in the sector has remained strong, as businesses seek to differentiate their service proposition and deliver efficiencies through scale and consolidation.

Global deal activity remained steady in 2018, with volumes up by 1.1%, but with a significant shift to larger deals. Despite continuing political uncertainty, UK deal volume increased by 48%, with international buyers continuing to invest in the region, but with a corresponding shift to lower deal values.

For discussion on recent industry trends, an overview of recent deals and insights from leading industry operators ACS&T Logistics, Menzies Distribution, Super Group, The Delivery Group and Wincanton Plc.

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Previous M&A annual reports and market snapshots for the logistics and supply chain sector: