Are you a logistics professional interested in understanding how the COVID-19 pandemic will impact M&A activity over the coming months and years? If so, make sure you attend Logistics UK’s webinar on 10 September 2020, M&A Logistics Survey Results 2020, where the business group, in partnership with accountancy firm CBW, will share the exclusive results of its survey and present the outlook for M&A activity across the sector, with the support of expert panel speakers.

Throughout summer 2020, Logistics UK, in conjunction with CBW and Analytiqa, surveyed senior logistics professionals from across the sector to identify the economic impact of COVID-19, the main difficulties faced by logistics companies, and the changes their senior managers intend to make to their business models as they plan for the future. The survey will also offer insights into the industry’s behaviour following the UK’s recent departure from the EU and the possible effects this will have on valuations and transactions moving into 2021 and beyond.

David Wells, CEO of Logistics UK, comments: “Between the disruption of the COVID-19 pandemic and the uncertainty surrounding the UK’s future relationship with the EU, the M&A landscape is set to change rapidly over the next 12 months. Using insights from this ground-breaking research, we will arm attendees with the knowledge they need to review their current and future M&A strategies effectively, while gaining a greater insight into wider industry behaviour.”

Mr Wells will be joined on the webinar by Philip Bird, Head of Logistics and Corporate Finance at the accountancy firm CBW, and Kevin Appleton, Strategy Advisor & Executive Chair of global logistics provider, Yusen Logistics (UK) Ltd.

The webinar, which is free for Logistics UK members to attend, will take place at 2pm on 10 September 2020. For more information, including how to sign up, please visit logistics.org.uk/events/cbw-webinar

Logistics UK (formerly FTA) is one of the UK’s leading business groups, representing logistics businesses which are vital to keeping the UK trading, and more than seven million people directly employed in the making, selling and moving of goods. With COVID-19, Brexit, new technology and other disruptive forces driving change in the way goods move across borders and through the supply chain, logistics has never been more important to UK plc. Logistics UK supports, shapes and stands up for safe and efficient logistics, and is the only business group which represents the whole industry, with members from the road, rail, sea and air industries, as well as the buyers of freight services such as retailers and manufacturers whose businesses depend on the efficient movement of goods. For more information about the organisation and its work, including its ground-breaking research into the impacts of COVID-19 on the whole supply chain, please visit logistics.org.uk