How has the exit activity for transportation technology developed in the first half of 2019? This blog post explores transportation technology exit metrics through Q2 2019 and compares them to previous years. The graph below shows the number of transportation technology exits by year, stacked by quarters.
As the graphic demonstrates, transportation technology has seen a total of 24 exit events through Q2 of this year. This represents 47% of the total exits in 2018, and 73% of the exits through Q2 in 2018. Some of the exit events in Q2 2019 include Xevo’s acquisition by Lear Corporation, Drivy’s acquisition by Getaround, and Uber’s IPO.
A straight-line projection of the completed exit activity this year would come out to 48 exit events, which comprises 94% of the total exits in 2018. By the same token, a weighted quarterly average projection of 2019 exit activity would come out to 37 exit events, which falls short of the total exits in 2018 by 27%. Therefore, based on the mid-year data, transportation technology exit activity in 2019 is projected to be down from the exit activity in 2018.