Dec 1, 2020

Logistics Technology – Industry Update December 2020

Capstone Headwaters has released its December 2020 Logistics Technology Industry Update, available for free download below.

Through Q3, merger and acquisition (M&A) volume reached 60 deals and surpassed the year-to-date volume seen in 2019 (52 deals), 2018 (44), and 2017 (56).  Warehousing, Logistics-Specific Back Office, and E-Commerce Software were three sectors that saw a noticeable increase in deal volume.  Capstone expects M&A and venture capital (VC) activity to increase in 2021 as executives place a greater importance on integrating technology into their supply chain.

Notably, the report includes an exclusive interview with OpenView Partners’ VP Dan Heck on the firm’s investment in Project44, a supply chain visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics companies.

Other report takeaways include:

  • Early in the pandemic, industry participants focused on internal operations
  • VC’s have focused on larger deals in 2020
  • Digital freight matching platforms continue to draw high amounts of capital but have yet to live up to lofty expectations

To learn more, contact Capstone’s Head of Transportation & Logistics Burke Smith.

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