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Private equity firm Jordan Co. strikes again with two more logistics deals

Company acquires Load Delivered Logistics, Logistical Labs in 24-hour interval. Moves come on heels of GlobalTranz purchase last week. Originally published at dcvelocity.com on June 13, 2018. Three deals in the past week have put the name of private equity firm The Jordan Co. on the lips of many folks in the transport and logistics [...]

By |2019-08-12T15:21:38+00:00August 16th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Private-Equity Firms Buy Trucking Freight Services Companies

Originally published at mema.org on April 4, 2019.  Private-equity firms bought two big freight-services providers in separate deals announced on April 3, the latest in a string of investments in businesses that help manage the flow of goods through supply chains. Iconiq Capital LLC acquired a majority stake in Internet Truckstop Group LLC, whose Truckstop.com [...]

By |2019-08-12T15:16:01+00:00August 14th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Transportation Software: Benjamin Gordon’s Guide for the Perplexed

This article was originally published at inboundlogistics.com on January 01, 2001. Making the right transportation software choice is harder than ever. More than 60 Internet transportation dot.coms have launched in the last 12 months alone. If you're like most people, you're wondering: "How can I make sense of all these companies?" The good news: the [...]

By |2019-08-12T15:11:24+00:00August 12th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Recyclers, investors step into the logistics business

Originally published at dcvelocity.com on March 22, 2012. Last August, Waste Management Inc., a major provider of waste management services, got into the logistics business. The company acquired Access Computer Products, a provider of cell phone, ink and toner cartridge, and consumer electronics reverse logistics, remarketing, and recycling services. What brought Waste Management to the [...]

By |2019-08-12T15:05:42+00:00August 9th, 2019|News|0 Comments

MIQ Logistics acquired by unit of Spanish maritime firm Noatum

Originally published at freightwaves.com on March 27, 2019. U.S. third-party logistics provider MIQ Logistics has been acquired by Noatum Logistics, the transportation, logistics and customs brokerage unit of Spanish-based Noatum Maritime, from private equity firm Austin Ventures. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Once the deal closes in the next few weeks, Noatum Logistics [...]

By |2019-08-06T20:27:35+00:00August 7th, 2019|News|0 Comments

GLP goes from possible U.S. IPO to small player in $18.7 billion asset sale to Blackstone

Originally published at freightwaves.com on June 3, 2019. About a month ago, GLP, the Singapore logistics real estate giant, was reportedly mulling an IPO for its U.S. operations. That will not happen. In fact, with the June 2 announcement that it would sell 179 million square feet of logistics real estate assets to Blackstone Real [...]

By |2019-08-06T20:21:25+00:00August 5th, 2019|News|0 Comments

DeliveryCircle Announces Series A Funding Led by Leading Financial and Strategic Supply Chain Investors

Originally published at prweb.com. NEWARK, DEL. (PRWEB) JUNE 13, 2018 DeliveryCircle, LLC announced today that it has received a significant minority investment from a syndicate of financial and strategic supply chain investors, led by Cambridge Capital, NFI and other strategic investors. "DeliveryCircle has developed an outstanding software-based, on-demand solution to enable enterprises to efficiently offer same-day [...]

By |2019-07-31T15:56:23+00:00August 1st, 2019|News|0 Comments

Universal Logistics Buys Container Connection for $60M Cash

Originally published at msn.com on December 7, 2018. Universal Logistics Holdings Inc (NASDAQ: ULH) said on Friday the acquisition of Riverside, Calif.-based drayage companies Deco Logistics, Inc. and Oaktree Logistics Inc., which combined are known as Container Connection, in a $60 million all-cash deal that expands Universal's presence in California to the state's "Inland Empire" distribution mecca and [...]

By |2019-07-31T15:15:38+00:00July 30th, 2019|News|0 Comments

What the Transportation Industry is Telling Us about the Economy Now

Originally published on supplychainbrain.com on February 5, 2015. The supply chain may not be glamorous, but it is a powerful indicator of the state of the economy. During the recessions of 1992, 2001 and 2008, the transportation sector was among the first to plummet, and in turn was among the fastest to recover. So what [...]

By |2019-07-22T18:07:06+00:00July 26th, 2019|News|0 Comments

Swift, Knight $6 billion merger gives Kevin Knight the keys to a kingdom

Originally published at dcvelocity.com on April 10, 2017. Deal, largest in trucking industry's history, has Knight's imprint all over it. In one fell swoop, Kevin P. Knight has become king of the truckload industry hill. Knight's company, Phoenix-based Knight Transportation Inc., made history today by merging with hometown rival Swift Transportation Co. in a $6 [...]

By |2019-07-22T17:48:54+00:00July 24th, 2019|News|0 Comments