Redwood Logistics: Benefits of M&A in Transportation and Logistics

January 18, 2019

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Industry M & A activity is robust, with reported 71 transactions for $43.3 billion taking place in late 2017 and steady activity since. The key benefits 1 further developing quality staff and industry expertise.

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PEMA

Founded in 2004, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) provides a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors. The Association has seen strong growth in recent years, and as of January 2016 has over 95 member companies representing all facets of the industry, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers; automation, software and technology providers; consultants and other experts

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Founded in 2004, the Port Equipment Manufacturers Association (PEMA) provides a forum and public voice for the global port equipment and technology sectors. The Association has seen strong growth in recent years, and as of January 2016 has over 95 member companies representing all facets of the industry, including crane, equipment and component manufacturers; automation, software and technology providers; consultants and other experts

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