PwC-Studie: Übernahmerekord in der globalen Logistikbranche

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PwC-Studie: Übernahmerekord in der globalen Logistikbranche
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Globale Transportketten, die wie Uhrwerke funktionieren müssen, sind in der Pandemie ins Stocken geraten. Um das in den Griff zu bekommen, investieren Logistikriesen wie nie zuvor in Übernahmen. Daneben stehen sie vor einer weiteren Herausforderung.

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Die Logistik- und Transportwirtschaft reagiert mit zahlreichen Übernahmen und Zusammenschlüssen auf die Folgen der Corona-Pandemie sowie die Herausforderungen des Klimawandels.

Laut einer Studie des Beratungsunternehmens Pricewaterhouse Coopers (PwC) gab es 2021 in diesem Sektor weltweit 322 Transaktionen im Gesamtwert von rund 219 Milliarden Dollar und damit mehr als je zuvor. Für 2022 sei mit einer Fortsetzung des Trends auf hohem Niveau zu rechnen, heisst es in der Studie.

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Investitionen und Kooperationen

Investitionen in Digitalisierung und Infrastruktur würden im Jahr 2022 immer wichtiger, um Störungen in der Lieferkette zu bekämpfen, schreiben die PwC-Experten. “Wir erwarten auch mehr Investitionen, Kooperationen und Akquisitionen im Bereich der Nachhaltigkeit.”

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Logistik und Lastwagen-Verkehr waren wie üblich der stärkste Teilsektor mit insgesamt 170 Übernahmen und Zusammenschlüsse, stellen die Analysten fest. Zweitstärkster Sektor ist demnach der Sektor Schifffahrt mit 59 Transaktionen.

Das Fusions- und Übernahmegeschehen wird laut PwC von einigen der grossen Akteure in Logistik und Schifffahrt dominiert. Die Beratungsgesellschaft nennt als Beispiele neben dem dänischen Logistikriesen DSV vor allem die Topliga der Linienreedereien mit Maersk, MSC und CMA CGM.

Einfluss auf globale Lieferketten

“Ihre Ziele sind vielfältig und zeigen die Ambitionen, mehr Einfluss auf die globalen Lieferketten zu gewinnen”, schreiben die Analysten der Unternehmensberatung. Neben Investitionen ins Kerngeschäft Schifffahrt sowie in Hafenterminals kauften Reedereien verstärkt auch Spediteure, um direkten Zugang zu den Verladern zu erhalten.

Der Trend zur weiteren Konsolidierung und Integration sei auch in China zu beobachten. “Zum Jahresende hat auch die chinesische Regierung aufhorchen lassen, als sie die Fusion von fünf staatlich kontrollierten Logistikunternehmen zu einem grossen Global Player namens China Logistics Group ankündigte.”

Den anhaltenden Boom bei Übernahmen im Güterverkehr erklärt PwC mit zwei Gründen: “Zum einen ist durch die Pandemie die Bedeutung von stabilen Lieferketten und funktionierenden Häfen und Flughäfen stark gestiegen”, sagt PwC-Partner Ingo Bauer. “Zum andern versuchen die Marktteilnehmer, durch Übernahmen und Allianzen – auch ausserhalb ihres Kerngeschäfts – ihr Geschäftsmodell nachhaltiger zu machen.”

Kampf gegen den Klimawandel

Hinzu kämen die enormen Anforderungen, die der Kampf gegen den Klimawandel der Wirtschaft abverlangt. “Neben galoppierenden Frachtpreisen haben auch die steigenden Nachhaltigkeits- und Klimaschutzanforderungen die Gesamtbranche beflügelt”, sagt PwC-Partner André Wortmann.

“Die ambitionierten politischen Vorgaben wirken sich dabei positiv auf die Innovations- und Wandlungsbereitschaft der ganzen Branche aus, die mit neuen Konzepten und Technologien experimentiert.”

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