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Strategies & Market Trends : Speculating in Takeover Targets
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From: richardred3/20/2008 11:42:19 AM
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The Rate of M&A Activity in the Transport and Logistics Industry Has Increased in 2007, and Will Continue to Rise in 2008
Thursday March 20, 10:00 am ET

DUBLIN, Ireland--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of Financial Deal Insights Transport and Logistics Q1 2007 to their offering.

The drive to improve scale and profits combined with a highly fragmented market have resulted in continued M&A in the Transport and Logistics sector. The monthly Financial Deal Insights series provides a concise yet comprehensive overview of this activity in this sector. It offers a unique insight into both deal activity, deal rationale and the market fundamentals driving the sector.


- An assessment of recent M&A activity in the Transport and Logistics sector throughout the world.

- An evaluation of the trends both within the Transport and Logistics sector as a whole, as well as individual deals.

Highlights of this title

The rate of M&A activity in the Transport and Logistics industry has increased in 2007, and will continue to rise in 2008 as a result of the current environment and the requirement for global supply chains and one-stop logistics shops.

The number of deals, both large and small, has been significant in H2 2007 and this brand of consolidation within the industry has created more opportunities for companies to offer a wider portfolio of transport services to their customers across different geographies.

The advent of capital being poured into the Transport and Logistics markets and this rush of investors is not specific to a single transport mode or service; there is demand for different types of players, from SCM technology providers to traditional air-freight forwarders and trucking companies.

Key reasons to purchase this title

- Understand the recent trends within M&A in the Transport and Logistics sector.

- Gain a detailed understanding of the market context behind factors driving both the sector as a whole and individual deals.

- Gain an overview of deal trends on a historical basis and the progress of individual deals as they happen.

Content Outline:




A busy second half of 2007 for the Transportation and Logistics Industry

Convergence across geographies and services

Both small and large financial deals well-spread across the globe

Market fragmentation, global trade and capex to drive consolidation going forward



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List of Figures

Figure 1: Financial Deal Volume Trend in Transport and Logistics Sector (July-December)

Figure 2: Transport and Logistics Deal Activity by Value (USD Billion, % share)

Figure 3: Financial Deal Volume (nos.) by Size and Month

Figure 4: Transport and Logistics Deal Trend by Stake Size/Type

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Source: Datamonitor


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