Palm Beach, FL – January 7, 2008 - BGSA announced today that Los Angeles-based Dynalink Systems, Inc. has merged with England Logistics of Salt Lake City, UT, a wholly owned subsidiary of C.R. England, Inc. Effective January 1, 2008, Dynalink has become part of the C.R. England family of companies. Dynalink is a global third party logistics company specializing in supply chain management and International Ocean and Air forwarding, along with other logistics services. BG Strategic Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor to England Logistics in this transaction.
As a result of this transaction and continued strong organic growth, England Logistics further cemented its status as one of the top 50 logistics companies. “We have looked to international opportunities, particularly in China, as an engine that will fuel growth in the U.S.,” said Sean Snow, President of England Logistics. “By moving upstream into China, we will be able to ensure that we control freight flows from origin to destination.”
Jack Chen believes the merger with England Logistics provides numerous benefits for both Dynalink’s and England’s customers. “Merging with C.R. England will bring customers the benefits of continued personalized attention, greater domestic and international resources, and a comprehensive solution for complete supply chain management services,” commented Jack Chen. “With our strength in International Air and Ocean forwarding and England’s strength in U.S.-based transportation services, we’ve added further value to our customer relationships,” said Chen.
About C.R. England
C.R. England is a family-owned refrigerated transportation business headquartered in Salt Lake City, UT, and operates in the 48 states, Canada and Mexico. Besides the truckload service currently provided by their 3,400 trucks and 5,400 reefers, their logistics subsidiary specializes in full truckload brokerage, traffic management, refrigerated intermodal, international distribution, container hauling, and dedicated contract carriage. These services have enabled C.R. England to transition from a refrigerated carrier to a full-transportation provider. For more information about England Logistics, including services offered and career opportunities, please visit www.englandlogistics.com.
About Dynalink Systems, Inc.
Founded by Jack and Maureen Chen in 1992, Dynalink sought to create an all inclusive logistics firm that would provide clients with the best rates, along with some of the industry’s most comprehensive services. Dynalink is a global third party logistics company specializing in International Ocean and Air forwarding and other logistics services. With offices in Los Angeles, New York, and several locations throughout China, Dynalink is a true global logistics company.
About BG Strategic Advisors
BG Strategic Advisors (“BGSA”) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. The firm specializes in providing CEOs in the logistics and supply chain industry with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. BGSA has worked on several well-known supply chain deals, including the sale of Wilpak to Jacobson Companies, the PWC Logistics acquisition of GeoLogistics, the Unicity sale to PBB, the Air-Road sale to Reliant Equity, and many others. For more information, or to explore a sale, merger, acquisition, capital raise or other strategic initiative for your company, please contact Managing Director Benjamin Gordon at (561) 932-1601 or Ben@BGstrategicadvisors.com.