Like GateHouse Logistics

closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

project44, acquired GateHouse Logistics

synopsis: project44, a leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistic firms announced the acquisition of GateHouse Logistics. GateHouse Logistics is a logistics and supply chain management company providing their independent cloud-based data sharing device called ghTrack.
buyer: project44
project44 is a advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. Their cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. "
target: GateHouse Logistics
GateHouse Logistics is the brand owner of ghTrack, a completely neutral and independent cloud-based data sharing service. It transforms data from all diverse telematics systems into one logical data stream that can be easily integrated into any business system.
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closed 2/10/2020 via PR Newswire

Smith System, acquired Driver's Alert

synopsis: Smith System Driver Improvement Institute, Inc., a portfolio company of Levine Leichtman Capital Partners, has acquired Driver's Alert, LLC.  Driver's Alert provides fleet safety management solutions that combine real-time driver observation, comprehensive online safety training, and data management and risk identification tools.
buyer parent: Levine Leichtman Capital Partners Inc.
buyer: Smith System
Founded in 1952, Smith System is a trusted leading provider of safety training solutions for large commercial fleets and midstream pipeline operators, helping its customers reduce costs associated with negative operating behaviors and comply with stringent regulations. "
target: Driver's Alert
Driver's Alert provides fleet safety management solutions that combine real-time driver observation (via vehicle telematics and decal programs), comprehensive online safety training, and data management and risk identification tools.
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announced 3/13/2019 via GlobeNewswire

I.D. Systems, Inc., will acquire Pointer Telocation Ltd.

synopsis: I.D. Systems, Inc., a leading provider of enterprise asset management and Industrial IoT technology, is to acquire Pointer Telocation Ltd., a leading provider of telematics and mobile IoT solutions.
buyer: I.D. Systems, Inc. (IDSY:$53.06)
I.D. Systems is a leading global provider of wireless M2M solutions for securing, controlling, tracking, and managing high-value enterprise assets such as industrial vehicles, rental cars, and cargo. "
target: Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR:$77.79)
Pointer Telocation is a leading provider of technology and services to the automotive and insurance industries, offering a set of services including Fleet Management, Mobile Asset Management, Stolen Vehicle Recovery, Vehicle Diagnosis and a comprehensive solution in the field of Internet of Things.
price ($mm)[EV]
$138 [$134]
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$78
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$13
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10.6x
announced 1/22/2019 via BusinessWire

Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, will acquire TomTom Telematics

synopsis: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA, a subsidiary of Bridgestone Corporation in EMEA, has entered into an agreement to acquire TomTom Telematics, a business unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management and vehicle telematics.
buyer parent: Bridgestone
buyer: Bridgestone Europe NV/SA
Bridgestone Europe (BSEU) is a key regional subsidiary of Tokyo-based Bridgestone Corporation, the world’s largest manufacturer of tires and other rubber products. They’re brilliant chemists, engineers and data scientists with some of Europe’s most advanced factories and world-beating technology. "
target parent: TomTom NV
target: TomTom Telematics
TomTom Telematics is a business unit of TomTom dedicated to fleet management and vehicle telematics. Their WEBFLEET platform is a Software-as-a-Service solution – used by small to large businesses to improve vehicle performance, safe fuel, support drivers and increase overall fleet efficiency.
price ($mm)[EV]
$1,045 [$1,040]
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$197
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announced 10/31/2017 via BusinessWire

Ingersoll Rand, will acquire GPSi Holdings, LLC

synopsis: Ingersoll-Rand plc announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire GPSi Holdings, LLC from Falconhead Capital. GPSi is a technology provider of cloud-based technology solutions for fleet managers in various transportation markets including education, golf and resorts. Its custom software solutions are designed to increase productivity.
buyer: Ingersoll Rand (IR:$15,859.60)
Ireland-based Ingersoll Rand advances the quality of life by creating comfortable, sustainable and efficient environments. They work to enhance the quality and comfort of air in buildings; transport and protect food and perishables; and increase industrial productivity and efficiency. "
target parent: Falconhead Capital LLC
target: GPSi Holdings, LLC (GPSNQ:$13.49)
GPSi is a leading technology provider of cloud-based technology solutions for fleet managers in various transportation markets including education, golf and resorts. Its custom software solutions, combined with a high level of customer support are designed to increase productivity.
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announced 6/14/2017 via PR Newswire

Michelin North America, will acquire NexTraq

synopsis: Michelin announced that it has agreed to acquire NexTraq, a U.S. provider of commercial fleet telematics, in an all-cash transaction. Based in the Atlanta area, NexTraq is a subsidiary of FLEETCOR Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products.
buyer parent: Michelin
buyer: Michelin North America
Headquartered in Greenville, S.C.,Michelin North America employs about 22,700 and operates 19 major manufacturing plants. It manufactures and sells tires for airplanes, automobiles, farm equipment, heavy duty trucks, motorcycles, and bicycles. "
target parent: FleetCor Technologies, Inc.
target: NexTraq
NexTraq is a U.S. provider of commercial fleet telematics. NexTraq provides solutions for driver safety, fuel management and enhancing fleet productivity. Since its inception in 2000, NexTraq has become a leading provider of GPS fleet management solutions for fleets of small commercial vehicles.
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closed 1/7/2016 via PR Newswire

Complete Innovations, acquired ITmobile

synopsis: Fleet Complete, one of North America's fastest-growing providers of fleet telematics and mobile workforce technology, announced that it has acquired ITmobile, a provider of advanced fleet, asset and mobile worker technology to optimize productivity, safety and compliance in the Benelux region.
buyer: Complete Innovations
Fleet Complete is a leading global provider of mission-critical fleet, asset and mobile workforce management solutions. The Fleet Complete platform enables clients to monitor the locations of their fleets, mobile workers and assets and to capture data that can contribute to their operating success. "
target: ITmobile
ITmobile is an innovative fleet telematics company with nearly 1000 customers throughout Western Europe. ITmobile is known for its cutting edge product portfolio, providing 100% reliable, factual data to organizations and helping them be more transparent and efficient.
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announced 10/29/2015 via Company Press Release

Delphi Automotive PLC, will acquire Control-Tec

synopsis: Delphi Automotive PLC, a leading global technology company for automotive and commercial vehicle markets, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Control-Tec LLC, a leading SaaS-based provider of telematics and analytics software primarily for global automotive OEMs.
buyer: Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH:$17,014.00)
Delphi Automotive PLC is a leading global technology company for automotive and commercial vehicle markets delivering solutions that help make vehicles safe, green and connected. Delphi operates technical centers, manufacturing sites and customer support services in 33 countries. "
target: Control-Tec
Control-Tec is a worldwide provider of telematics and analytics solutions currently serving the transportation industries in the light duty, heavy duty, agriculture, locomotive, and industrial sectors.
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closed 10/5/2015 via GlobeNewswire

DigiCore Holdings Limited merged with Novatel Wireless, Inc.,

synopsis: Novatel Wireless, a leading provider of solutions for the Internet of Things (IoT) and inventor of MiFi® technology, announced it has completed its acquisition of DigiCore Holdings Limited, a leading provider of advanced machine-to-machine (M2M) communications and telematic solutions.
buyer: Novatel Wireless, Inc. (MIFI:$208.00)
Novatel Wireless is a leader in the design and development of innovative wireless broadband access solutions based on 3G and 4G wireless technologies. Novatel Wireless' products, software, USB modems and embedded modules enable high-speed wireless Internet access on leading wireless data networks. "
target: DigiCore Holdings Limited (JSE:DGC:$63.20)
DigiCore Holdings Limited designs, researches, develops, manufactures, sells, and supports GPS/GSM fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions primarily in South Africa and internationally.
price ($mm)[EV]
$90 [$90]
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$73
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$8
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11.1x
closed 9/9/2014 via PR Newswire

Pointer Telocation Ltd., acquired Global Telematics S.A.

synopsis: Pointer Telocation Ltd., a leading developer, manufacturer and operator of Mobile Resource Management, announced that it has acquired Global Telematics S.A. Proprietary Limited, a provider of commercial fleet management and vehicle tracking solutions in South Africa. Global Telematics designs and develops telematics solutions.
buyer: Pointer Telocation Ltd. (PNTR:$77.79)
Pointer Telocation Ltd. is a leading provider of cutting-edge products and technology, and Software as a Service to the Fleet, Automotive, Insurance, Cargo and Public-safety industries. Pointer Telocation has a growing client base with products and technologies installed in over 1 million vehicles. "
target: Global Telematics S.A.
Global Telematics designs and develops telematics solutions that enable businesses to better manage their fleets, assets, deliveries and on-the-road employees. Their customer base includes industry leaders in the transport & logistics, construction and passenger transportation sectors.
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closed 3/26/2014 via PR Web

TouchStar Group LLC, acquired PC Systeme

synopsis: TouchStar™, a multinational provider of logistics and mobility software solutions, announced that it has acquired PC Systeme, a leading cloud-based telematics and mobility software provider based in Vienna, Austria. PC Systeme provides telematics and mobility solutions specializies in the transport and distribution industries.
buyer: TouchStar Group LLC
TouchStar Group LLC, a software company, engages in the design, development, and implementation of mobile computing and automated field workforce solutions for various industries. It offers field service software systems, specific mobility applications, and enterprise applications. "
target: PC Systeme
PC Systeme provides telematics and mobility solutions to organizations across Europe, specializing in the transport and distribution industries. They inspire everyone who is interested in a simple structured and clean solution from infrastructure to data collection on the vehicle.
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closed 10/30/2013 via BusinessWire

FleetCor Technologies, Inc., acquired NexTraq

synopsis: FleetCor Technologies, Inc., a leading global provider of fuel cards and workforce payment products to businesses, announced that it has acquired NexTraq, a US based provider of telematics solutions to small and medium-sized businesses.
buyer: FleetCor Technologies, Inc. (FLT:$2,433.49)
FleetCor Technologies, Inc., The Global Fleet Card Company, is a global provider of fuel cards and specialized payment services to businesses. FleetCor, with operations in North America, Latin America and Europe, serves commercial accounts across the globe. "
target parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
target: NexTraq
NexTraq, Inc. provides GPS fleet tracking and vehicle management solutions for the telematics industry in the United States. The company offers Fleet Tracking platform, a cloud-based application that enables service and distribution businesses to optimize fleet operations.
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closed 5/2/2018 via BNC Analysis

LDC Limited, acquired Mandata Limited

synopsis: Mid-market private equity investor LDC has acquired Mandata from Synova Capitlal. Based in the UK, Mandata develops software that allows road transport operators to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking and invoicing.
buyer parent: Lloyds Banking Group
buyer: LDC Limited
LDC is the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. LDC invests in ambitious management teams, often enabling them to retain control of their business while providing capital as well as strategic and operational advice. LDC has a diverse portfolio of 90 mid-sized businesses across all sectors. "
target parent: Synova Capital LLP
target: Mandata Limited
Based in the UK, Mandata designs and develops software that allows road transport operators to manage workflow and data more effectively. Its transport management system integrates a suite of end-to-end products, including traffic planning and management, tracking, telematics, and invoicing.
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closed 8/29/2018 via Company Press Release

Vehco AB, acquired Groeneveld ICT Solutions B.V.

synopsis: Vehco, a leading European provider of Fleet Management Systems, has acquired Groeneveld ICT Solutions, a leading Dutch telematics and transport management software supplier. Groeneveld ICT Solutions' telematics systems and transport management software helps their clients to increase their efficiency, reduce costs and raise their service levels.
buyer parent: ABRY Partners, LLC
buyer: Vehco AB
Vehco AB, established in 2001, is a leading European provider of Fleet Management Systems (FMS). The core business is to provide fleet management solutions to companies with commercial vehicles. The company has offices in Sweden (HQ), Finland, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France and in Italy. "
target: Groeneveld ICT Solutions B.V.
Groeneveld ICT Solutions is a leading Dutch telematics and transport management software supplier. Their telematics systems and transport management software supports their client's logistic processes and helps them to increase their efficiency, reduce costs and raise their service levels.
price ($mm)
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$15
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0.0x
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announced 12/20/2017 via BNC Analysis

Monster Arts, Inc., will acquire CaminoAero

synopsis: Monster Arts, Inc. executed a non-binding Letter of Intent to acquire all of the assets associated and related to the cloud-based aviation software CaminoAero. CaminoAero’s secure cloud-based aviation application offers a single point to enter flight activities, which seamlessly integrates CaminoAero’s Pilot Flight Log and Aircraft Log.
buyer: Monster Arts, Inc. (OTCPK:APPZ:$1.00)
Monster Arts, Inc. is a development-stage company. The Company is focused on developing tracking and data collection software for various industries, including family safety, health and wellness, culinary, and brain/memory training. "
target: CaminoAero
CaminoAero was created by a group of aviation and software development professionals to provide effective software applications for the aviation community. Their cloud-based aviation application provides a pilot log book, aircraft maintenance tracker, document tracking and NavDisplay dashboard.
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announced 10/4/2016 via Reuters

Continental AG, will acquire Zonar

synopsis: German automotive group Continental has agreed to buy 81 percent of U.S. smart fleet management technology provider Zonar. Zonar provides telematics systems that enable customers such as large truck fleet operators to roll out satellite-based connectivity services such as remote vehicle diagnostics.
buyer: Continental AG (DB:CON:$49,299.69)
Continental AG develops intelligent technologies for transporting people and their goods. As a reliable partner, the international automotive supplier, tire manufacturer, and industrial partner provides sustainable, safe, comfortable, individual, and affordable solutions. "
target: Zonar
Zonar has pioneered smart fleet management technology by providing innovative technology that has changed fleet operations in the vocational, pupil and commercial trucking industries. With a unique focus on this field, the Company offers a complete suite of solutions and specialized platforms.
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closed 9/21/2016 via BNC Analysis

Satcom Direct, acquired AircraftLogs

synopsis: Global aeronautical communications provider, Satcom Direct (SD), announced it has acquired AircraftLogs (“Stewart-Ratliff Aviation Services, Inc”), a company based in Columbus, OH, that offers the latest technology in aircraft flight scheduling software and tax reporting tools for corporate and private flight departments.
buyer: Satcom Direct
Satcom Direct (SD) provides global connectivity solutions for business and -general aviation, military, government, and heads of state aircraft, as well as operations in areas with connectivity limitations such as remote locations, large scale events, and disaster recovery. "
target: AircraftLogs
AircraftLogs provides web-based aviation data management solutions for corporate and private aircraft. It has become a market leader for scheduling software with the release of a web-based solution that incorporates a user-friendly dashboard and high level of customization.
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closed 11/21/2019 via BNC Analysis

Radius Payment Solutions Ltd, acquired CyntrX

synopsis: UK-based Radius Payment Solutions, a global solutions provider for small to mid-size enterprises within the fleet and logistics markets, has acquired CyntrX, a US telematics supplier. CyntrX enables fleet managers across North America to enhance their fleet management capabilities via an intuitive, mobile-friendly platform.
buyer: Radius Payment Solutions Ltd
UK-based Radius Payment Solutions is a global solutions provider for small to mid-size enterprises within the fleet and logistics markets. From a core offering of fuel cards, Radius provides vehicle tracking, commercial insurance, business telecoms solutions, corporate MasterCard, and much more. "
target: CyntrX
CyntrX is a telematics and fleet tracking solutions company that provides event-based tracking, reporting, and analytics to national, regional, and local fleets across the U.S. and Canada. CyntrX uses a customer-first emphasis that matches the appropriate technology to the customer's needs.
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closed 5/17/2019 via GlobeNewswire

Michelin, acquired Masternaut Limited

synopsis: Michelin has acquired the entire share capital of Masternaut, one of the largest European telematics providers. Masternaut operates primarily in France and the United Kingdom. It provides a technical platform equipped with the latest technology and offers on-board telematics solutions to optimize vehicle fleet management and monitoring.
buyer: Michelin (ENXTPA:ML:$25,747.25)
Michelin, headquartered in France, is dedicated to enhancing its clients' mobility, sustainably; designing and distributing the most suitable tires, services and solutions; providing digital services, maps and guides ; and developing high-technology materials that serve the mobility industry. "
target parent: FleetCor Technologies, Inc.
target: Masternaut Limited
London-based Masternaut is one of the longest standing vehicle tracking companies in the UK. Masternaut provides a technical platform equipped with the latest technology and offers on-board telematics solutions to optimize vehicle fleet management and monitoring.
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closed 2/23/2015 via Company Press Release

The Riverside Company, acquired Advanced InfoData Systems GmbH

synopsis: The Riverside Company has invested in Advanced InfoData Systems GmbH (AIS) of Ulm, Germany to boost the further growth of its Transporeon Group investment. AIS develops mobile order management software which, allows customers to integrate a wide range of telematics solutions and mobile devices in their logistics processes.
buyer: The Riverside Company
The Riverside Company is a global private equity firm focused on acquiring and investing in growing businesses valued at up to $250 million. Since its founding in 1988, Riverside has invested in more than 350 transactions. The firm’s international portfolio includes more than 70 companies. "
target: Advanced InfoData Systems GmbH
Advanced InfoData Systems (AIS) develops mobile order management software and allows customers to integrate a wide range of telematic solutions and mobile devices in their logistic processes.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

project44, acquired GateHouse Logistics

synopsis: project44, a leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistic firms announced the acquisition of GateHouse Logistics. GateHouse Logistics is a logistics and supply chain management company providing their independent cloud-based data sharing device called ghTrack.
buyer: project44
project44 is a advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. Their cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. "
target: GateHouse Logistics
GateHouse Logistics is the brand owner of ghTrack, a completely neutral and independent cloud-based data sharing service. It transforms data from all diverse telematics systems into one logical data stream that can be easily integrated into any business system.
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closed 12/5/2018 via Company Press Release

project44, acquired GateHouse Logistics

synopsis: project44, a leading advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistic firms announced the acquisition of GateHouse Logistics. GateHouse Logistics is a logistics and supply chain management company providing their independent cloud-based data sharing device called ghTrack.
buyer: project44
project44 is a advanced visibility platform for shippers and third-party logistics firms. Their cloud-based platform, organizations are able to increase operational efficiencies, reduce costs, improve shipping performance, and deliver an exceptional Amazon-like experience to their customers. "
target: GateHouse Logistics
GateHouse Logistics is the brand owner of ghTrack, a completely neutral and independent cloud-based data sharing service. It transforms data from all diverse telematics systems into one logical data stream that can be easily integrated into any business system.
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closed 1/30/2020 via Company Press Release

Elemica, Inc., acquired Eyefreight

synopsis: Elemica, the leading Digital Supply Network for manufacturing industries, has acquired Eyefreight, a global leader in multi-modal SaaS Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). The Eyefreight TMS supports multi-national shippers by providing a single platform for central coordination and detailed data visibility over complex transport operations.
buyer parent: Eurazeo
buyer: Elemica, Inc.
Elemica is the leading Digital Supply Network for the process manufacturing industries. Elemica accelerates digital transformation by connecting, automating, anticipating and then transforming inter-business supply chain processes for the products they buy, sell, and move. "
target: Eyefreight
Eyefreight is a global leader in multi-modal SaaS Transportation Management Solutions (TMS). The Eyefreight TMS supports large, multi-national shippers by providing a single platform for central coordination and detailed data visibility over complex, global-wide transport operations.
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announced 1/10/2020 via Company Press Release

Trimble Transportation & Logistics, will acquire Kuebix

synopsis: Trimble has signed a definitive agreement to acquire privately-held Kuebix, a leading transportation management system (TMS) provider and creator of North America’s largest connected shipping community.
buyer parent: Trimble
buyer: Trimble Transportation & Logistics
Trimble Transportation is multi-modal and provides solutions for the long-haul trucking, field service management, rail and construction logistics industries to create a fully integrated supply chain. "
target: Kuebix
Kuebix provides a transportation management system (TMS) that powers North America’s largest shipping community. Kuebix is transforming the transportation industry with a common TMS platform for shippers, carriers and intermediaries that enables new levels of visibility and efficiency.
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closed 9/25/2019 via PR Newswire

Transportation Insight, LLC, acquired Transportation Specialist's Group Inc.

synopsis: Transportation Insight, a leader in Enterprise Logistics solutions and services for the end-to-end supply chain, has completed another acquisition to strengthen its leadership position in Enterprise Logistics. Transportation Insight has acquired Transportation Specialist's Group ("TSG"), a technology-enabled transportation management business.
buyer: Transportation Insight, LLC
Transportation Insight is a private holding company that offers a portfolio of logistics management solutions for the end-to-end supply chain needs of manufacturers, retailers and distributors. Their market-facing brands serve more than 7,000 clients with a technology-enabled platform of services. "
target: Transportation Specialist's Group Inc.
Transportation Specialist's Group's TITAN TMS provides multi-modal freight management for LTL, TL, Small Parcel, Brokered and International shipments.
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closed 2/25/2019 via Company Press Release

WiseTech Global, acquired Containerchain

synopsis: WiseTech Global, a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry has announced the acquisition of Containerchain, a leading container optimization solutions provider to the container shipping and land-side container logistics communities.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 44 billion data transactions annually. "
target: Containerchain
Containerchain provides solutions for container depots, road transporters, container terminals, etc. They provide real-time info exchange, automation of manual processes, proactive operational planning tools, total container movement visibility, and synchronized connectivity across the supply chain.
price ($mm)
$66
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$10
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announced 1/29/2019 via BusinessWire

HgCapital, will acquire Transporeon GmbH

synopsis: Transporeon Group, a leading global cloud-based business network for industrial logistics, announced that Hg, a private equity firm, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire a majority interest in the company from existing investor TPG Capital.
buyer: HgCapital
Hg is a private equity firm with a deep sector focus primarily targeting European middle-market buyouts with enterprise values of between £80 million and £500 million across the Technology, Services and Industrial Technology sectors; and lower mid-market buyouts in the Technology sector. "
target parent: TPG Capital
target: Transporeon GmbH
Transporeon is a leading European cloud-based business network for industrial logistics. Transporeon offers various connectivity-focused applications for the different stages of freight execution, providing shippers and carriers with meaningful cost savings.
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closed 8/30/2018 via Company Press Release

Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc., acquired ThunderBuild BV

synopsis: Topcon Positioning Group announces the complete acquisition of ThunderBuild BV Group, expanding the portfolio of Topcon paving solutions. Based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, ThunderBuild develops software related to logistics management with a primary focus in the asphalt market.
buyer parent: Topcon Corporation
buyer: Topcon Positioning Systems, Inc.
Topcon Positioning Group designs, manufactures and distributes precision measurement and workflow solutions for the global construction, geospatial and agriculture markets. Its brands include Topcon, Sokkia, Tierra, Digi-Star, RDS Technology, and NORAC. "
target: ThunderBuild BV
Based in Eindhoven, the Netherlands, ThunderBuild develops software related to logistics management with a primary focus in the asphalt market, as well as additional applications that pertain to the transport of bulk materials.
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closed 3/14/2018 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired LSP Solutions B.V.

synopsis: WiseTech Global, a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally, has acquired LSP Solutions, a leading provider of customs and warehouse management solutions in the Netherlands. LSP Solutions offers customs compliance management, bonded warehouse administration and warehouse management solutions.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: LSP Solutions B.V.
LSP Solutions is a leading provider of customs and warehouse management solutions in the Netherlands. The company offers customs compliance management, bonded warehouse administration, contract logistics and warehouse management solutions.
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$3.94
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closed 2/28/2018 via Company Press Release

SupplyOn, acquired Eurolog AG

synopsis: SupplyOn, a company that develops a web based platform for supply chain management in the manufacturing industry, has acquired Eurolog, a company that provides information technology (IT) services to shippers and logistics service providers.
buyer: SupplyOn
SupplyOn AG develops a web based platform for supply chain management in the manufacturing industry. The company’s platform for cross-company collaboration enables handling of business processes with partners and suppliers in the fields of purchasing, logistics, quality, and finance. "
target: Eurolog AG
EURO-LOG AG provides information technology (IT) services to shippers and logistics service providers. The company was founded in 1992 and is based in Freising, Germany.
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GPSTrackIt, acquired TSO Mobile

synopsis: GPSTrackIt, a portfolio company of private investment firm Inverness Graham, has acquired TSO Mobile, a leader in SaaS based asset-tracking and fleet management. Established in 2002, TSO Mobile has a continuous record of providing cutting-edge, web-based software solutions to commercial and consumer markets.
buyer parent: Inverness Graham Investments
buyer: GPSTrackIt
GPS Trackit is a software product development company that delivers a powerful and highly customizable suite of web-based fleet management solutions. Their solutions are specifically designed to help companies improve operations, reduce costs, and boost productivity. "
target: TSO Mobile
TSO Mobile is an innovative leader in mobile resource management solutions, logistics products, and GPS software services. Established in 2002, TSO Mobile has a continuous record of providing cutting-edge, web-based software solutions to commercial and consumer markets.
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closed 12/20/2017 via Company Press Release

WiseTech Global, acquired ABM Data Systems

synopsis: Global logistics software group, WiseTech Global, acquires leading European customs solutions providers, ABM Data Systems (pan-Europe). ABM Data Systems is a leading developer and provider of customs clearance solutions accredited for the UK, Belgium, Ireland, the Netherlands, Switzerland, Sweden and Germany.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: ABM Data Systems
Founded in 2006, ABM Data is a leading provider of innovative automated customs and brokerage solutions. Headquartered in Dublin, Ireland, with a team of 20 people, ABM Data develop and provides customs declaration management and related international trade software solutions.
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closed 8/16/2017 via Company Press Release

WiseTech Global, acquired CMS Transport Systems

synopsis: WiseTech Global announced the acquisition of CMS Transport Systems (CMS), a leading provider of integrated road transport and logistics management systems across Australia and New Zealand. CMS provides its flagship Transport Management System (TMS) Freight 2020, a SaaS cloud enabled product, to over 130 corporations.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. Their flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: CMS Transport Systems
CMS Transport System's flagship SaaS cloud enabled product is Freight2020, a leading Transport Management System designed exclusively for the Australian and New Zealand road freight transport industry covering operations management, workforce, fleet maintenance and more.
price ($mm)
$3.94
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
$0
EV / rev
2.3x
EV / EBITDA
45.0x
closed 8/15/2017 via GlobeNewswire

Descartes Systems Group Inc., acquired MacroPoint

synopsis: Descartes, the leader in uniting logistics-intensive businesses in commerce, has acquired MacroPoint, a freight visibility platform for shippers, brokers and 3PLs to get real-time visibility on the freight they have given to 3rd party carriers. MacroPoint’s automated load tracking software provides load location visibility and predictive analytics.
buyer: Descartes Systems Group Inc. (DSGX:$286.16)
Descartes is the global leader in providing on-demand, software-as-a-service solutions focused on improving the productivity, performance and security of logistics-intensive businesses. Customers use their modular, software-as-a-service solutions to complete numerous logistics processes. "
target: MacroPoint
MacroPoint is a global freight visibility platform for shippers, brokers and 3PLs to get real-time visibility on the freight they have given to 3rd party carriers. MacroPoint’s automated load tracking software provides load location visibility and predictive analytics.
price ($mm)
$107
rev ($mm)
$13
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
8.6x
EV / EBITDA
closed 7/5/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired BYSOFT - Soluções em Sistemas para Comércio Exterior Ltda

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced the acquisition of Bysoft Solucoes em Sistemas Para Comercio Exterior Ltda (Bysoft), the largest provider of customs and logistics compliance solutions to the logistics industry across Brazil. Headquartered in Sao Paolo, Bysoft provides automated customs and freight forwarding software and solutions.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. WiseTech’s flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: BYSOFT - Soluções em Sistemas para Comércio Exterior Ltda
Headquartered in Sao Paolo, Bysoft provides automated customs and freight forwarding software and solutions to ~750 corporations including DHL, FedEx, UPS, Schenker, Yusen, Expeditors and CH Robinson.
price ($mm)
$9.06
rev ($mm)
$3
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.5x
EV / EBITDA
closed 6/7/2017 via BNC Analysis

Porsche Automobil Holding SE, acquired PTV Group

synopsis: Porsche SE purchases about 97 percent of the shares in PTV Planung Transport Verkehr AG (PTV Group), Karlsruhe. PTV Group is a provider of software for transportation logistics as well as for traffic planning and traffic management.
buyer: Porsche Automobil Holding SE (DB:PAH3:$115.69)
Porsche Automobil Holding SE is a Germany-based holding company engaged in the automobile manufacture industry. The Company is engaged in the holding and managing of its investments in Volkswagen AG, through which the Company manages twelve motor brands from seven European countries. "
target: PTV Group
PTV Group improves mobility and transport – by using world-class software, data and scientific know-how gained from four decades of experience in planning and optimising the movement of people and goods.
price ($mm)
$337*
rev ($mm)
$112
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
3.1x
EV / EBITDA
closed 5/24/2017 via PR Web

LaneAxis Inc. merged with Budbo Inc.,

synopsis: LaneAxis, a logistics, visibility and data control tool that delivers complete shipment visibility down to the load level, has merged with Budbo, a smartphone app that allows users to “puff” or “pass” on a virtual stack of marijuana flower strains, oils, edibles, and more, all available at nearby dispensaries or for local delivery.
buyer: Budbo Inc.
Budbo is a smartphone app that allows users to “puff” or “pass” on a virtual stack of marijuana flower strains, oils, edibles, and more, all available at nearby dispensaries or for local delivery. The platform’s unique strain match feature allows users to list desired effects or symptoms. "
target: LaneAxis Inc.
LaneAxis is a logistics, visibility and data control tool that delivers complete shipment visibility down to the load level. LaneAxis gives shippers, 3PLS, and brokers real-time tracking and data of every shipment along with a suite of tools that simplifies the freight management process.
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closed 5/17/2017 via Company Press Release

Castik Capital S.à r.l., acquired inet-logistics GmbH

synopsis: Funds advised by Castik Capital have acquired a majority stake in inet, Austria, from the international transportation and logistics company Gebrüder Weiss. inet is a rapidly growing software-as-a-service provider of transportation management systems (TMS) for complex, global transportation networks.
buyer: Castik Capital S.à r.l.
Castik Capital manages investments in Private Equity and Public Equity, and offers hybrid debt-like instruments. Castik Capital is a European multi-strategy investment manager acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies. "
target parent: Gebrüder Weiss
target: inet-logistics GmbH
inet is a leading European provider of Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) with substantial know-how in the field of logistics. Since they were established in 1999, inet has developed into one of the TOP 5 providers of transport management systems (TMS), worldwide.
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closed 4/4/2017 via BusinessWire

BluJay Solutions, acquired Blackbay Ltd

synopsis: BluJay Solutions, a leading provider of supply chain software and services, announced it has acquired Blackbay Ltd. Blackbay is a leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the transport and logistics industry. With the acquisition, BluJay expands its mobile offerings with comprehensive shipment tracking and proof-of-delivery capture.
buyer parent: Francisco Partners Management LLC
buyer: BluJay Solutions
BluJay Solutions delivers supply chain software and services to the world’s most progressive retailers, distributors, freight forwarders, manufacturers, and logistics service providers. BluJay Global Trade Network enables customers to unlock the power of over 40,000 universally connected partners. "
target: Blackbay Ltd
Blackbay is the leading provider of mobility-enabled solutions for the Transport and Logistics Industry. Their products ensure first time, on time, every time delivery by connecting the shipper, operations, management, the driver and the customer with real-time data and automated workflows.
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closed 3/29/2017 via BNC Analysis

BgmRodotec, acquired Hive.Cloud

synopsis: BgmRodotec, a specialist in road transport technologies, announces the acquisition of Hive.Cloud, a leader in cloud logistics software. Specializing in IT applied to logistics, Hive.Cloud, based in Recife, Brazil, has accumulated 15 years in the market with solutions aimed at small providers of transport and logistics services.
buyer: BgmRodotec
BgmRodotec, a company that provides management software for transport companies, celebrated its 35th anniversary in 2016, with Globus® tool, the business management software for transportation which covers all areas and departments of carriers. "
target: Hive.Cloud
Hive.Cloud is a leader in cloud logistics software. Specializing in IT applied to logistics, Hive.Cloud, based in Recife, Brazil, has accumulated 15 years in the market with solutions aimed at small providers of transport and logistics services.
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closed 2/10/2017 via BNC Analysis

WiseTech Global, acquired ACO Informatica

synopsis: WiseTech Global Limited announced it has acquired ACO Informatica, a leading provider of customs compliance solutions to the logistics industry across Italy. ACO provides various software solutions for logistics needs.
buyer: WiseTech Global (ASX:WTC:$235.38)
WiseTech Global is a leading developer and provider of software solutions to the logistics execution industry globally. WiseTech’s flagship product, CargoWise One, forms an integral link in the global supply chain and executes over 34 billion data transactions annually. "
target: ACO Informatica
Founded in 2000, ACO Informatica provides customs and logistics solutions to over 200 customers including DHL, Italsempione, Saima Avandero DSV, SNATT Logistica and Traconf. ACO provides various software solutions for logistics needs.
price ($mm)
$1.30
rev ($mm)
$1
EBITDA ($mm)
EV / rev
2.0x
EV / EBITDA
closed 12/15/2016 via Company Press Release

Pagero AB, acquired Primelog

synopsis: Pagero acquires Primelog to enhance their services for automating the control of direct, indirect and logistical spend. Primelog is a leading supplier of software for global logistics solutions – Primelog assists companies with worldwide operation to gain visibility and control over the logistics flows, both financially and physically.
buyer: Pagero AB
Pagero connects ERP systems (eg. financial, order, purchasing systems) digitally with each other. Their e-order and e-invoice services help businesses to streamline operations throughout the entire order-to-pay process. "
target: Primelog
Primelog is a leading provider of Transportation Management SaaS (Software as a Service) in northern Europe. They help clients with global supply chains to improve their operations through better control, lower costs and higher service levels.
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