Aethlon’s industry reports provide perspective on industry trends and M&A activity in the industries where we specialize: Transportation & Logistics, Consumer Products, Technology, and Manufacturing.
Q2 2019 – T&L Report – The T&L industry, much like the broader economy, is giving off mixed signals as to where things are headed. The Bureau of Transportation Statistic’s truck tonnage index, which measures gross tonnage of freight moved by motor carriers, showed a 6.1% decline in May from April 2019. Year-over-year growth as shown below is also declining. However, hiring trends continue to increase, suggesting a positive outlook for the economy. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, the number of people employed within the trucking industry rose in June for the third straight month, and for the eleventh time in the last year.
Going forward in 2019, we expect M&A activity to remain active but level off as some buyers take a wait-and-see approach as it relates to any near-term acquisitions.
For the full Q2 2019 T&L report, click here.
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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.