Tuesday, February 2, 2016

M&A activity to Remain High in 2016

Greenwood Village, CO February 2, 2015 - The Logistics Industry continues to exercise caution due to high inventories and the decelerating global economic rebound, according to SDR Ventures. The Colorado investment bank’s M&A trends report on the logistics industry shows:

· There is optimism for 2016, despite the uncertain outlook. The industry has responded to economic changes by improving operations, and West Coast ports are expected to return to higher productivity in 2016 as demand normalizes.
· M&A activity will likely remain high in 2016. 45.5% of logistics providers believe that consolidation is helpful in such a fragmented industry and 69% believe millennials will change the way supply chains are managed with the rise of e-commerce and software.
· The logistics industry has responded with mixed sentiment to Congress’s $305-billion FAST Act. In December, congress passed the bill that included funding for U.S. highways and mass-transit projects. Although most industry insiders have praised the bill, some portions of the bill have drawn criticism.

For more information, please visit: http://sdrventures.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/01/SDR-2015-Q4-Logistics-Report-FINAL2.pdf