Transportation Technology Exit Activity Rising Over Time

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The Transportation Technology sector has seen a lot of activity over the past few years. How does its overall exit activity trend over time? On our Transportation Technology research platform, we have analyzed the data through 2017 and can conclude that transportation tech exit activity continues to rise over time.

This observation was derived from two takeaways:

  •      Transportation tech exit activity shows strong growth at the annual level
  •      At the quarterly level, transportation tech exit activity is also on an upward trend for most quarters

We’ll illustrate these takeaways with two graphics that show transportation tech exit activity trends over the years.

Annual Transportation Technology Exit Activity Showing Strong Growth

Let’s start off by examining the transportation tech exit events from 2011 to 2017. Exit events include both acquisitions and IPOs. The below graph highlights the number of transportation tech exit events by year stacked by quarters.

Transportation Technology Exits by Quarter Stacked

This graph illustrates that Transportation Technology exit activity is showing strong consistent growth at the annual level. Specifically, the CAGR in exit activity from 2012 to 2017 is 59%. In addition, the number of exits in 2017 was 105% of that in 2016.

Let's now see if the exit activity’s growth trend holds at the quarterly level as well.

Quarterly Transportation Technology Exit Activity On Upward Trend for Most Quarters

Let’s now look at the graph of transportation tech exit events by quarter.

Transportation Technology Exits by Quarter Cluster

The above graph shows that transportation tech exit activity is on an upward trend for most quarters. As expected, there were some outlier spikes and dips from quarter to quarter. 

Conclusion: Transportation Technology Exit Activity Continues to Rise Over Time

In summary, we can conclude that transportation tech companies are getting acquired and going public at an increasing pace over time--both at the annual and quarterly levels. It’ll be interesting to see if this trend continues in 2018.

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