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Benesch to Provide a Total $10,000 of Free Legal Services for the Winners of the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Competition

Palm Beach – January 2, 2020 – BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that AmLaw200 law firm, Benesch has teamed up with DAT and will provide a total of $10,000 of free legal services to the winners of our BGSA Supply Chain “Shark Tank” during our Conference in Palm Beach January 22-24, 2020. In addition, the winners will receive a total of $5,000 in prizes provided by DAT, this year’s “Shark Tank” sponsor.

The BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference is the Transportation & Logistics industry’s only CEO-level conference focused on all segments of the supply chain. The DAT sponsored “Shark Tank” will include six finalists out of a record number of applicants from high caliber companies who will present their Big Idea to our outstanding audience of over 200 supply chain CEOs and leaders. Each finalist will be given a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges. The winner will receive a prize, live audience recognition, follow-up press coverage, and qualify for a potential investment opportunity from the BGSA Supply Chain Sharks, as well as from Cambridge Capital.

The nationally-recognized law firm, Benesch, will provide $10,000 of legal work, including corporate, transactional and intellectual property legal services, to the winner. For the fourth time, Benesch has been named Law Firm of the Year in Transportation Law by Best Law Firms®/U.S. News & World Report. Only one law firm receives this recognition each year making it a particularly impressive distinction. This is the seventh consecutive year that Benesch has received a national first-tier ranking in Transportation Law by the same ranking. Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between.

Co-Chair of Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice, Eric L. Zalud said, “We are thrilled to participate in the BGSA “Shark Tank” competition and to help bolster the business of one of these exciting and up and coming supply chain companies.” “Supply chains present unique and complex problems, but they also provide countless opportunities for great innovation,” said Claude Pumilia, CEO of DAT Solutions. “We are always looking for ways to help enterprising supply chain, carrier, and broker companies find their path to growth.”

About DAT Solutions

DAT operates the largest freight marketplace in North America, bringing together the largest network of transportation brokers, carriers, and shippers. News organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 256 million freight matches per year and a database of $68 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard for rate pricing, DAT’s freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded. Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com

About Benesch 

Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between. Beneschlaw.com

About BG Strategic Advisors

BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. For more information, please visit BGSA.com.

BGSA CEO Benjamin Gordon in Palm Beach

DAT Solutions Announced as Major Sponsor for BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain 2020 Conference

Palm Beach – December 30, 2019 – BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce that industry-leading transportation platform provider DAT Solutions and AmLaw200 law firm Benesch have teamed up to present “Shark Tank” (a new product pitch session) at the BGSA Conference in Palm Beach, January 22-24, 2020.

The BGSA Holdings Supply Chain Conference is the transportation and logistics industry’’s only CEO-level conference focused on all segments of the supply chain. DAT Solutions will sponsor the “Shark Tank,” where six finalists out of a record number of applicants will present their Big Idea to more than 200 supply chain CEOs and leaders. Each finalist will give a five-minute pitch, followed by five minutes of Q&A with our judges. The winners will receive a total of $5,000 in prizes provided by DAT, and $10,000 in legal services from Benesch. Finalists also receive live audience recognition, follow-up press coverage and qualify for a potential investment opportunity from the BGSA Supply Chain Sharks, as well as from Cambridge Capital.

“Supply chains present unique and complex problems, but they also provide countless opportunities for great innovation,” said Claude Pumilia, CEO of DAT Solutions. “We are always looking for ways to help enterprising supply chain, carrier, and broker companies find their path to growth.”

“We are thrilled to participate in the BGSA “Shark Tank” competition and to help bolster the business of one of these exciting and up and coming supply chain companies,” said Eric L. Zalud, Co-Chair of Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice.

About DAT Solutions

DAT operates the largest freight marketplace in North America, bringing together the largest network of transportation brokers, carriers, and shippers. News organizations and industry analysts rely on DAT for market trends and data insights derived from 256 million freight matches per year and a database of $68 billion in annual market transactions. As the industry standard for rate pricing, DAT’s freight rate database also provides the settlement prices against which trucking freight futures contracts are traded.

Founded in 1978, DAT Solutions LLC is a wholly owned subsidiary of Roper Technologies (NYSE:ROP), a diversified technology company and constituent of the S&P 500, Fortune 1000, and Russell 1000 indices. DAT.com

About Benesch

Benesch’s Transportation & Logistics Practice Group guides clients in every facet of the supply chain to maximize growth, enhance profitability, ensure customer satisfaction, and minimize risk. Carriers of all modes of transportation (motor carrier, rail, air, and maritime), third-party intermediaries (transportation brokers, air and ocean freight forwarders, intermodal marketing companies, etc.), warehouse operators, technology providers, and commercial shippers (manufacturers, distributors, and retailers) rely upon Benesch’s leadership and experience from global origin to destination, and every turn in between. Beneschlaw.com

About BG Strategic Advisors

BG Strategic Advisors (BGSA) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. For more information, please visit BGSA.com.

BGSA 2019 Supply Chain “Shark Tank” Winner Announced

BG Strategic Advisors is pleased to announce and congratulate Sean Devine of XBE LLC, the winner of The BGSA 2019 Supply Chain “Shark Tank,” at the BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference 2019, which was held at The Breakers in Palm Beach from January 23-25, 2019.

“Sharing the story of XBE and our vision for the future of construction logistics was a privilege,” said Sean Devine, CEO of XBE. “On behalf of the rest of our team, I’d like to thank the judges, attendees, and other contestants for making the event a great success.”

The Supply Chain “Shark Tank” finalists were judged by “Sharks” Herb Shear (former CEO, GENCO), Rob Howard (former CEO, Grand Junction, now a division of Target), and Jack Holmes (former President, UPS Freight).

Ben Gordon, BGSA CEO and “Shark Tank” moderator of said, “While all of the finalists’ presentations were impressive, Sean captivated the judges and attendees with his preparation, knowledge and energy.”

BG Strategic Advisors would also like to thank the other Supply Chain “Shark Tank” participants for outstanding presentations and for helping to make the event a great success, including:

  • Jonah McIntire, Managing Director, TNX Logistics
  • Akmann Van-Mary, CEO, SpotKew Technologies
  • Marc Held, CEO, ODYN
  • Annika Evertse, Co-Founder, SensorTransport
  • David Simmons, CTO & General Manager, Ping Asset Ltd
  • Daniel Powell, Co-Founder and CEO, Optimal Dynamics

About XBE LLC

XBE LLC is a provider of technology-based construction logistics solutions. XBE built its platform from the ground up based on 20 years of experience, and it continues to aggressively expand the breadth and depth of its capabilities. XBE is headquartered in Chicago, IL and operates branches in the Chicago, Kansas City, and Charlotte markets with plans to expand nationwide. For more information, visit www.x-b-e.com.

About BG Strategic Advisors Supply Chain Conference

The BGSA Supply Chain conference is a one-of-a-kind, invitation-only event designed to bring together top industry leaders from all segments of the supply chain, and provides an intimate and candid setting where CEOs and leaders can privately network and explore ideas and opportunities with their peers.

About BG Strategic Advisors
BG Strategic Advisors (“BGSA”) is the leading M&A advisory firm focused on the logistics and supply chain industry. BGSA specializes in providing supply chain CEOs with the tools to maximize their companies’ value. In addition to M&A advisory services, BGSA provides its clients with a broad range of investment banking capabilities, including equity capital, debt capital, board advisory, restructuring, and other capital markets services. For more information, visit www.BGSA.com or call Ben at (561) 932-1601.

BGSA provides investment banking services through BG Strategic Advisors LLC, a registered broker-dealer and member of FINRA and the SIPC.