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Artificial Intelligence to Drive M&A Activity in Supply Chain
Supply chain mergers and acquisitions have been slowed for several reasons, but declining inflation, stabilization of interest rates, and artificial intelligence could fuel more deals.
UPS Acquires Same-Day SaaS Delivery Management & Orchestration Technology Company Delivery Solutions
The acquisition provides customers access to carrier-independent, same-day delivery with plug-and-play options.
E2open Acquires Global Multi-Carrier Ecommerce Shipping Software Platform Logistyx Technologies
The $185 Million acquisition combines complementary cloud-based solutions and global multi-carrier ecommerce capabilities to E2open’s network and end-to-end supply chain operating platform.
Uber Freight to Acquire Transportation and Logistics Company Transplace for $2.25 Billion
The transaction will create an industry-leading combined Freight Technology Operating System to enable a comprehensive end-to-end shipper-to-carrier solution, unlocking new levels of efficiency and service.

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Mergers & Acquisitions News

Verizon Ends Yahoo Survival Fight With $4.8B Deal
Verizon Communications today agreed to buy Yahoo's core internet business for $4.83 billion, doubling down on its move into internet content and mobile advertising, the Yahoo acquisition is expected to close in Q1 2017 according to Verizon.

Markit and IHS Sign Agreement for Combined Merger worth $13 Billion
Data provider IHS announced a $13 billion merger that would make it the latest U.S. company to move its headquarters overseas, where it would face lower taxes.

Foxconn Pauses Its Proposed $6.2 Billion Acquisition of Sharp over Financial Future Concerns
Despite Sharp’s confirmation, Foxconn has not signed an agreement and has put the deal on hold because it harbors concerns over Sharp’s financial future.

China’s HNA Group Bolsters Logistics Arm with $6 Billion Ingram Micro Acquisition
Chinese logistics firm Tianjin Tianhai in one fell swoop has reshaped the technology landscape with plans to acquire Ingram Micro, the No. 1 technology distributor, for $6 billion.

Dupont and Dow Chemical Combine in One of Biggest Mergers of 2015
Chemical titans DuPont and Dow Chemical Co agreed to combine in an all-stock merger valued at $130 billion, a move that could trigger more consolidation, please activist investors and generate tax savings while drawing scrutiny from regulators.

Intersections: Q3 2015 Transportation & Logistics Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
Intersections is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in the transportation and logistics (T&L) industry, and provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

Intersections: Q1 2015 Transportation & Logistics Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
Deal activity in the transportation and logistics industry had mixed results in the first quarter of 2015, as overall volume declined sequentially but deal value increased.

HighJump Expands European Trading Network
Wesupply’s comprehensive electronic trading platform increases HighJump TrueCommerce EDI Solutions’ global reach to over 10,000 trading partners and 130,000 trading connections.

UPS Said to Be in Talks to Buy Coyote Logistics for $1.8 Billion
A deal between Coyote and UPS would be the third-largest logistics deal this year, as the industry goes through a wave of consolidation amid rising consumer demand.

BNSF Logistics Acquires Transportation Technology Services
Transportation Technology Services is a significant addition to the more than 9,700 rail shipments BNSF Logistics currently manages.

2015 YTD ‘Internet of Things’ Related Mergers & Acquisitions Eclipses All of 2014
Acquirers accelerate position-taking in the fast-moving segment - $14.8bn so far this year to acquire almost 40 IoT-related companies, with semiconductor deals leading the way.

Behind the APICS and American Society of Transportation and Logistics Merger
Combination Extends Expertise of Global Leader in Supply Chain Research, Education and Certification Programs.

Oracle, Microsoft, Favorites for an Estimated $50B Takeover of
Shares of soared to a record high on a report that the cloud-computing company has hired financial advisers to field takeover inquiries.

Penske Logistics Reaches Agreement to Acquire Transfreight North America
Penske Logistics announced it has reached an agreement to acquire Transfreight North America, a provider of third-party logistics and supply chain solutions, from Mitsui & Co., Ltd.

Intersections: Q4 2014 Transportation & Logistics Industry Mergers and Acquisitions Analysis
Intersections is a quarterly analysis of global merger and acquisition activity in the transportation and logistics industry - it provides an overview of the most recent M&A results and our expectations for future deal activity.

2014 Transportation and Logistics M&A Activity Takes a Step Back
PwC's analysis of deal activity in 2014 revealed a lackluster year as M&A volume and value remained near ten-year lows.

Staples Acquires Office Depot for $6.3B
Office-supply chain Staples agreed to buy its sole remaining competitor, Office Depot, in a $6.3 billion-deal that would create one mega-office-supply chain.

E2open Signs Definitive Agreement to Be Acquired By Insight Venture Partners
The Board of Directors of E2open has unanimously approved the merger agreement and recommends that E2open shareholders tender their shares in the tender offer.

Accellos & HighJump Software Merge
Merger to create a single provider of adaptable technology for omni-channel fulfillment and networked trading partner management technology solutions for supply chain operations and organizations of all sizes.

Logility Acquires MID Retail
Award-winning Retail Allocation and Merchandise Planning Software Extends Logility’s Reach into Retail Operations and Omni-Channel Performance.

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