ArcBest Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

TransportationCompany

ArcBest has acquired 7 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 2 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 5 assets.

ArcBest’s largest acquisition to date was in 2012, when it acquired Panther Expedited Services for $180M. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2001, when it sold G.I. Trucking to Estes Express Lines for $40M. ArcBest has acquired in 5 different US states. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (67%) and education (17%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity11
    • M&A Buy Activity6
    • M&A Sell Activity5
  • Total Sectors Invested 3
  • Total Countries Invested 1
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 7
  • M&A Advisors 2

ArcBest

ArcBest Corp.

8401 McClure Drive,
Fort Smith, Arkansas 72903
United States,
(479) 785-6000
www.arcb.com

ArcBest is a provider of logistics and transportation services. ArcBest was formed in 1923 and is based in Fort Smith, Arkansas.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 3 - - - 2 1 6
vol $245M $245M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $87M $87M
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Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Phantom Auto, Inc. 2022-01-18 - Add-on Acquisition
South San Francisco, California · www.phantom.auto
MoLo Solutions LLC 2021-09-29 - Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.shipmolo.com
Peak Innovation Center 2021-05-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Fort Smith, Arizona
Smart Lines Transportation Group LLC 2015-01-05 5M USD Add-on Acquisition
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
Panther Expedited Services, Inc. 2012-06-15 180M USD Add-on Acquisition
Medina, Ohio · www.pantherexpedite.com
Wheels Clipper, Inc. 2006-06-15 - Divestiture
Woodridge, Illinois · www.wheelsclipper.com
G.I. Trucking Co. 2001-08-01 40M USD Divestiture
La Mirada, California
Integrated Distribution, Inc 1997-11-03 6M USD Divestiture
Little Rock, Arkansas
The Complete Logistics Co. 1997-08-18 3M USD Divestiture
Mira Loma, California · www.logisticsinc.com
Cardinal Logistics Management Corp. 1997-07-15 38M USD Divestiture
Concord, North Carolina · www.cardlog.com
View All >>

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 4 (67%) 245M (100%) 5 (100%) 87M (100%)
Education 1 (17%) - - -
Information Technology 1 (17%) - - -
Total 6 $245M 5 $87M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 6 245M 5 87M
  Illinois 2 60M 1 -
  California 1 - 2 43M
  Oklahoma 1 5M - -
  Ohio 1 180M - -
  Arizona 1 - - -
  North Carolina - - 1 38M
  Arkansas - - 1 6M
Total 6 $245M 5 $87M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Stifel, Nicolaus & Co., Inc.
1
Legal Deals
Vinson & Elkins LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $180M
< $100M 2 $65M
TOTAL $245M
Largest Panther Expedited Services, Inc.
$180M (2012-06-15)
sell # Total
< $100M 4 $87M
TOTAL $87M
Largest G.I. Trucking Co.
$40M (2001-08-01)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
1 (17%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
20%
1 (20%)
Strategic(s)
80%
4 (80%)

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