Dallas, TX – Fusion Logistics, LLC (“Fusion” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Worldwide Express, LLC (“Worldwide Express”), a portfolio company of Quad-C Management, Inc. (“Quad-C”). Simultaneously, Fusion and Worldwide Express have been acquired by Unishippers Global Logistics, LLC (“Unishippers”) , a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners (“Ridgemont”). FocalPoint Partners, LLC (“FocalPoint”), celebrating its 15th year advising middle market clients, served as exclusive financial advisor to Fusion in all the transactions above.
Founded in 2007 through a combination of seven independent Worldwide Express franchisees, Fusion is a leading provider of third-party logistics and transportation services to small and medium-sized businesses. Fusion offers flexible, end-to-end shipping solutions including UPS small package, less-than-truckload freight, truckload freight, domestic air freight, and international ocean and air freight, serving over 4,600 customers across the nation.
“We believe that Fusion is stronger than it has ever been, and our customers and partners will benefit from the exceptional teams at Worldwide Express and Unishippers,” said Arnie Klingenberg, Chairman of the Board at Fusion Logistics. “The FocalPoint team provided the Board with invaluable advice throughout the transaction and negotiated aggressively on our behalf to secure an outcome that we are thrilled with.”
Nishen Radia, Managing Partner at FocalPoint, commented, “It’s been a privilege advising a great company like Fusion and we are proud that we were able to deliver an optimal outcome for the shareholders. They have succeeded in building a high-quality business with strong, predictable cash flow, proprietary technology, and an exciting growth plan. This represents an important transaction for FocalPoint’s Transportation and Logistics group, and we are proud of the result we achieved for our client.”
Worldwide Express provides a diverse suite of logistics and transportation solutions including small parcel, less-than-truckload, truckload, and airfreight. The company is one of only two authorized UPS resellers in the country, offering big company benefits to small and midsize businesses across the nation.
Founded in 1989 and headquartered in Charlottesville, Virginia, Quad-C is a middle market private equity firm focused on investing in well-established business services, consumer, general industrial, healthcare, specialty distribution and transportation and logistics companies. In its 25-year history, Quad-C has invested over $2 billion of equity across more than 50 companies.
Unishippers is a leading provider of third party logistics services, including small parcel, LTL, FTL and air freight shipping services to small and medium-sized businesses through a national presence of company-owned and franchise locations.
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested more than $3.5 billion in 136 companies. The firm focuses on investments of $25 million to $100 million in industries in which it has deep expertise, including basic industries and services, energy, healthcare, and technology.
FocalPoint, celebrating its 15-year anniversary, is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (both debt and equity), financial restructurings, and special situation transactions. With offices in Los Angeles and Chicago, the firm serves middle market clients throughout the U.S. and has a dedicated focus on the Industrials sector. Since its inception in 2002, FocalPoint has completed approximately $5 billion in transactions. For more information about FocalPoint Partners, visit focalpointllc.com.
Please contact Nishen Radia, Managing Partner, at (310) 405.7040 with any questions or requests for additional information about this transaction.