June 2020 Midwest M&A Highlights
We’ll release full capital market activity reports in the coming weeks, but, in the meantime, we wanted to provide preliminary information on how the quarter ended. As shown in the chart below, national merger and acquisition (M&A) activity in June rebounded from relatively abysmal May activity. This preliminary data from Pitchbook is still generally lower than pre-COVID levels but is a promising sign of forward progress as deals take time to move through the pipeline.
The trend in the number of Midwest deals generally followed the national trend over the first half of the year. Nineteen (19) deals were estimated to be completed in the Midwest in June, representing $1.81 billion of transaction value. The largest, and vast majority of the aggregate deal value for the month, was Fidelity National Financial’s purchase of Fidelity Guaranty & Life. The Midwest saw a concentration of automotive and transportation/logistics deals, including deals for MCT Transportation, Original One Parts, McCoy Nationalease, and Cove Logistics. The table below highlights some of the other notable M&A transactions within the six-state Midwest region during June.
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