ArcBest - M&A Summary and Business Overview

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ArcBest M&A Summary

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%).

ArcBest Business Overview

Where is ArcBest headquartered?

ArcBest is headquartered in Fort Smith, Arkansas.

What is ArcBest’s revenue?

ArcBest disclosed revenue of 4,427M USD for 2023 and 5,029M USD for 2022.

How many employees does ArcBest have?

ArcBest has 15,000 employees.

What sector is ArcBest in?

ArcBest is a transportation company.

When was ArcBest founded?

ArcBest was founded in 1923.

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 72916
United States,
(479) 785-6000
www.arcb.com

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


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '19 '20 '21 '22 '23 '24 T
Buy (0.6/yr) # 3 - 2 1 - - 6
vol $245M $245M
Sell (0.0/yr) # 5 - - - - - 5
vol $87M $87M
  11

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
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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