Palm Beach, FL – December 17, 2007 - BG Strategic Advisors announced today that England Logistics of Salt Lake City, UT, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England, Inc., has acquired Trans-Man Logistics, Inc., a Taylor, MI-based global third party logistics company, specializing in supply chain services and transportation management. The acquisition enhances the capabilities of both parties in providing transportation management services. BG Strategic Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor to England Logistics in this transaction.
As a result of this transaction and other successful initiatives, England Logistics will end 2007 as one of the top 50 logistics companies. The purchase of Trans-Man enables England Logistics to cross-sell new supply chain consulting and traffic management services to its customer base. “England is dedicated to becoming a leader in third party logistics services and this acquisition will help us reach that goal,” said Steven Gadd, England Logistics Vice President.
“This is an ideal company to help expand our transportation management services. Trans-Man’s 150 years of combined industry knowledge, strong client relationships and solid financial history are core strengths we looked for in a company,” added Gadd.
William Barrett, Founder of Trans-Man Logistics, Inc., feels the timing of this acquisition is ideal for a combination of reasons. “The recent acquisition activity taking place in the market makes it more difficult to compete with those companies offering a larger menu of opportunities for customers,” noted Barrett. “Our goal is to be the best, and England’s size helps us achieve that goal. It makes us more efficient and provides a larger menu of services to our customers.”
About C.R. England
C.R. England is a family-owned refrigerated transportation business headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT. Besides the truckload service currently provided by their 3,500 trucks and 5,600 reefers, they also specialize in full truckload brokerage, traffic management, refrigerated intermodal, international distribution, container hauling, and dedicated contract carriage. For more information about England Logistics, including services offered and career opportunities, please visit www.englandlogistics.com.
About Trans-Man Logistics, Inc.
Founded in 1997, Trans-Man has become known as “the discoverer of hidden profitability.” Trans-Man offers a wide range of web-based, transportation management deliverables in assisting their clients reduce freight expenses. Trans-Man is unique in the industry in the fact that they guarantee results: The savings they secure for their clients will always be greater than the Trans-Man fees – if not, the difference is paid to the client.
About BG Strategic Advisors
BG Strategic Advisors (www.bgstrategicadvisors.com) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA is known for its in-depth expertise in the supply chain sector, relationships with the top companies in the industry, and track record of successful transactions. The firm specializes in providing logistics CEOs with the tools to help them maximize their companies’ value through M&A. BG Strategic Advisors also hosts the premier CEO-level event in the supply chain industry, BGSA Supply Chain 2008. This invitation-only conference will be held in Palm Beach, FL at the legendary Breakers Resort, January 27 – 29, 2008. For more information, please contact Managing Director Benjamin Gordon at (561) 932-1601 or Ben@BGstrategicadvisors.com.