Transportation Rivals Take Diverse Roads to Expand

Mark Szakonyi, Associate Editor | Jun 11, 2012 4:00AM GMT
The Journal of Commerce Magazine – News Story

UPS, FedEx map different strategies for expanding in Europe and Brazil

While UPS made a splash with its move to buy TNT Express earlier this year, FedEx appears to be forging a more cautious approach in countering the European and Brazilian expansion of its main rival.

The planned FedEx acquisition of two European transportation companies and, most recently, a Brazilian logistics and parcel delivery company takes a “more measured international growth strategy that looks to smaller, bolt-on operations,” wrote transportation analyst David Ross of Stifel Nicolaus.

This approach appears to be in sharp contrast to the planned UPS acquisition of TNT Express, Europe’s second-largest package delivery company, for $6.8 billion in cash.

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State of Logistics

Waste Management Inc., goes into the logistics business

M&A Activity in Logistics

Waste Management, Inc.

BG Strategic Advisors Announces that Waste Management, Inc. Has Acquired BGSA Clients Access Computer Products, Inc. and Mordell, L.L.C.


West Palm Beach, FL – August 2, 2011 – BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that Waste Management, Inc., the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America, has acquired Access Computer Products, Inc. and Mordell, L.L.C., two leading providers of reverse logistics and remarketing services for cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, and computers.  BG Strategic Advisors acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Access Computer Products and Mordell in this transaction.

Access Computer Products and Mordell, with 110 employees, are headquartered in Loveland, Colorado.

About Access Computer Products and Mordell

Access Computer Products and Mordell, based in Loveland, Colorado, are two leading providers of reverse logistics and resale services for cell phones, ink and toner cartridges, and computers. For more information about the companies visit www.accessftc.com and www.mordell.net.

About Waste Management

Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also the largest residential recycler and a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. To learn more information about Waste Management visit www.wm.com or www.thinkgreen.com.

Cash earmarked for logistics M&A sitting idle

M&A and Emerging Leaders in Contract Packaging

Chick Companies Merges with Nefab AB

BG Strategic Advisors Announces that BGSA Client Chick Companies Merges with Nefab AB


Palm Beach, FL – September 17, 2010 –BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that BGSA client Chick Companies, a leading provider of wood-based industrial packaging solutions, has agreed to merge with Nefab AB, a global leader of expendable and reusable packaging products.

Chick Companies is headquartered in Dallas, Texas and operates sites in California, Kentucky, Tennessee, Texas, Georgia, New Hampshire, New York, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts and Illinois with an additional facility in the European Port of Hamburg, Germany.

About Chick Companies

Chick Companies traces its origin to 1870, when it was founded as John F. Chick and Son, a lumber mill on the banks of Silver Lake in central New Hampshire. After World War II, this family-owned lumber business expanded into a retail lumber yard. In 1975, the family re-focused the business onto the production of industrial packaging and heavy skids.  Today, Chick serves multi-national customers around the US and the world in its sites around the country and in Germany.  For more information, please refer to www.chickpackaging.com.

About Nefab AB

Nefab AB, together with its subsidiaries, designs and manufactures industrial transport and custom packaging solutions for industrial groups in Sweden and internationally.  The company serves primarily telecommunications and automotive industries, as well as renewable energy industries and companies manufacturing transport-sensitive/theft-prone products. Nefab AB was founded in 1923 and is headquartered in Jonkoping, Sweden.  It has operations in Europe, North and South America, and Asia.  For more information, please refer to www.nefab.com.

About 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 company’s value.  BGSA has completed several well-known supply chain deals, including the sales of Converge to Arrow Electronics Inc., Dixie Warehouse Services and Wilpak Inc. to Jacobson Companies, the PWC Logistics acquisitions of Trans-Link and Transoceanic, the Churchill sale to BirdDog, the Raytrans sale to Echo Global, 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 email Benjamin@bgsa.com.

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