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M&A Market Reviews: Logistics and Supply Chain sector

13 August 2020

M&A 2020 Logistics & Supply Chain Management Review H1/Q2 Update

Having survived the challenges of lockdown, businesses are now looking to build their resilience. They are re-engaging supply chains and looking to trade in the new economic environment.

With logistics businesses reacting to the pandemic and focussed on the operational challenges, it is no surprise to see that Q2 saw a significant fall in M&A activity. Nonetheless, a number of interesting deals took place as the core drivers for M&A activity remain, such as access to innovative technology and opportunities to scale up and drive synergies through consolidation.

The impact of the pandemic and the ongoing Brexit process has led to the acceleration and prioritisation of new and existing trends in the market requiring businesses to increase scrutiny over their supply chain. Change creates opportunity and looking forward we anticipate further consolidation in the market.

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2020 Q1 Logistics and Supply Chain Sector Snapshot

The large scale disruption caused by Coronavirus (Covid-19) accelerated towards the end of Q1, and has brought to the fore the true value of an efficient and effective supply chain. Businesses are adapting to the changing market and supporting critical services across the country. Prior to the outbreak, Q1 saw relatively strong activity in the UK & Ireland logistics deal market, with 16 deals in the quarter. 

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