Aethlon’s industry reports provide perspective on industry trends and M&A activity in the industries where we specialize: Consumer Products, Technology, Manufacturing, and Transportation & Logistics.
Q1 2019 – T&L Report – Driver and capacity shortages continue to persist across the industry. The American Trucking Association currently estimates that the trucking industry needs an additional 50,000 drivers. This, paired with a forecasted GDP growth of 2.1% in 2019, is expected to lead to additional rate hikes going forward. 3PLs and freight brokers will likely continue to benefit from this environment as shippers look for ways to manage and mitigate their increasing transportation costs. As such, 3PLs and freight brokers continue to be attractive acquisition targets.
We’ve seen notable 3PL acquisitions every month this year and may continue to see more as acquirers try to capitalize on this trend.
For the full Q1 2019 T&L report, click here.
About Aethlon Capital, LLC
Aethlon is a Minneapolis-based specialized investment bank focused on mergers and acquisitions, growth capital, and strategic advisory services. We work with established companies with $10 million to $200 million in revenues. Known for delivering outstanding results, Aethlon enjoys long-term client relationships from raising growth capital to selling the entire business.