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  • M&A Market Reviews:
    Logistics and Supply Chain sector

M&A Market Reviews: Logistics and Supply Chain sector

06 February 2020

2019 Q4 Logistics and Supply Chain Sector Snapshot

The deals keep coming in the UK logistics & supply chain management sector, with 17 deals completed this quarter, of which six were technology-related businesses. The news of DBAY’s liquidity injection into Eddie Stobart has dominated the market. Throughout 2019, the UK market has continues the consolidation seen since the EU referendum, with 92% of UK transactions featuring domestic buyers, and institutional investment activity doubled. 

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2019 Annual Logistics and Supply Chain Sector review

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: