Mergers and acquisitions advisory firm seeks experienced managing director for its Transportation and Logistics Practice

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Investment bank and M&A advisory firm seeks Managing Director for its shipping and logistics investment banking practice.

Investment bank Seeks Managing Director for its Shipping & Logistics Division. is currently seeking an experienced managing director for its transportation and logistics practice. The new director will have a wealth of experience working in the transportation industry, as well as experience supporting clients on both the buy and sell sides of mergers and acquisitions. Specifically, is searching for a candidate who both understands the current landscape of the transportation and logistics industry and has the foresight to anticipate where the industry is heading in the future. As Director of Nate Nead observes, “Over the past year, several major players in the technology sector have announced plans to enter the autonomous vehicle market. In the coming years, we will likely see a major spike in mergers and acquisitions between technology and transportation companies.”

For this reason, Nead emphasizes that’s future director of transportation and logistics will need to be someone with substantial experience supporting traditional mergers and acquisitions in the transportation sector and the ability to support entirely new types of mergers and acquisitions—for example, between technology companies and trucking fleets.’s transportation and logistics practice is a growing division within the firm and one that is currently poised to continue expanding as traditional shipping companies look to diversify or divest in an attempt to adapt to their industry’s changing landscape. In addition to the pending impact of autonomous vehicles, transportation and logistics companies operate in a highly volatile context marked by fluctuating oil prices and shifting environmental policies that continue to place new restrictions on operations. As a result, it is essential that valuations of transportation and logistics companies take both assets and other economic, social and political variables into account. Whether a company is seeking to restructure or divest, however,’s advisors have the expertise needed to support transportation and logistics companies in transition.

“This is why the new director of transportation and logistics needs to be someone with extensive transportation industry and M&A experience and knowledge,” says Nead. offers a range of services to its clients, including raising capital, providing buy- and sell-side merger and acquisition assistance, and succession planning support. Like its oil and gas, software, real estate, and Internet and website divisions,’s transportation and logistics practice continues to grow. Nead emphasizes, “Given the current fluctuations in the oil industry, growing environmental concerns and the anticipated impact of autonomous fleets, the incoming director of our transportation and logistics practice will need to be prepared to scale up this part of’s operation and adapt as the sector continues to change and grow.”


A subsidiary of Merit Harbor Group, LLC, is a full-service investment bank that supports clients across the middle market. With offices in Chicago, Seattle, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Phoenix, Portland and Princeton,’s advisors provide strategic advisory on selling companies, raising capital and expansion-focused acquisitions. also holds expertise in business valuations, acquisition financing and public offerings.’s team of experienced advisors work across sectors, including real estate, healthcare, oil and gas, consumer goods, media, software, and transportation and logistics.

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