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Financial Deals Industry Insight November - Transport & Logistics
Automotive & Transport

  • Publication Date:June 2009
  • Publisher:Datamonitor
  • Product Type: Brief
  • Pages:38

Financial Deals Industry Insight November - Transport & Logistics Automotive & Transport


The drive to increase scale and improve profits combined with a highly fragmented market have resulted in continued M & A in the transport and logistics sector. Datamonitor's monthly Financial Deal Insights provides a unique insight into deal rationale and the market fundamentals driving the sector.


  • Insights into deal activity across M&A, private equity, private placement, IPO, secondary offering, and strategic alliance deals
  • Analysis on all key sectors, namely sea, road, rail, and air
  • Geographical trends by primary regions and by key emerging markets
  • Detailed analysis of the deal activity during the month, along with the trend for the last six months by deal volume and value


The transport and logistics sector recorded 31 M&A deals in November 2008, a decrease of 52.4% compared to the trailing six-month (May 2008Oct 2008) average. In value terms, it recorded deals worth $0.24 billion, a decrease of 96.7%.

The UK road haulage market is expected to consolidate in order to survive the economic slowdown, rising operational costs, and the high tax regime. The air freight transportation segment may witness increased interest from strategic as well as institutional investors.

M&A activity in the rail transportation sector in the mature markets was largely focused on strengthening positions in existing markets and entering into adjacent new geographies.

Reasons to Purchase

  • Understand which sectors are experiencing the most activity, and which type of investor, and advisor are playing the significant roles
  • Find out how key deals are changing the competitive landscape of your business
  • Find out how companies in transport and logistics industry are raising funds through capital markets, private equity, and private placement deals
  • Introduction
  • Summary
  • Mergers and Acquisitions (Including Private Equity)
  • Public Offering
  • Private Placement
  • Partnership
  • Valuation Trend: Comparison across Key Sectors
  • Advisory Ranking
  • Appendix
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