M&A Deal Summary

Norbert Dentressangle SA Acquires Jacobson

On July 31, 2014, Norbert Dentressangle SA acquired transportation company Jacobson from Oak Hill Capital for 750M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Norbert Dentressangle SA’s 8th transaction in the Transportation sector.
  • This is Norbert Dentressangle SA’s largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Norbert Dentressangle SA’s 1st transaction in the United States.
  • This is Norbert Dentressangle SA’s 1st transaction in Iowa.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2014-07-31
Target Jacobson
Sector Transportation
Buyer(s) Norbert Dentressangle SA
Sellers(s) Oak Hill Capital
Deal Type Add-on Acquisition
Deal Value 750M USD

Target

Jacobson

Des Moines, Iowa, United States
website
Jacobson Companies is a national third party logistics (3PL) company offering end-to-end supply chain management solutions around the globe. Jacobson provides creative and technology-forward logistics solutions that lead to on-time deliveries, solving complex logistics and customs scenarios and reducing logistics costs for customers.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Norbert Dentressangle SA

Lyon, France

website


Category Company
Founded 1977
Sector Transportation
Employees42,500
Revenue 4.7B EUR (2014)
DESCRIPTION

Norbert Dentressangle SA provides transport services in Europe.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 8 of 8
Sector (Transportation) 8 of 8
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 6 of 6
State (Iowa) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 1 of 1
Year (2014) 2 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-04-24 Hopkinson Transport

Chesterfield, United Kingdom

Hopkinson Transport specialises in the storage and transportation of bulk powder and PVC resin.

Buy -

Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Oak Hill Capital

Stamford, Connecticut, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1986
PE ASSETS 9.5B USD
Size Mega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Oak Hill Capital Partners was originally formed as the private equity investment vehicle for Robert Bass and in 1999, opened up to outside investors and raised its first private equity fund. Oak Hill looks to invest in middle-market companies and focuses its efforts within six industry groups. The six groups include basic industries; business and financial services; consumer, retail, and distribution; healthcare; media and telecom; and technology. Oak Hill targets businesses with defensible business models, strong market positions, and 'best-in-class' management. Oak Hill Capital was formed in 1986 and has offices in Stamford, Connecticut; Menlo Park, California; and New York City.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 32 of 55
Sector (Transportation) 4 of 4
Type (Add-on Acquisition) 14 of 23
State (Iowa) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 27 of 46
Year (2014) 2 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 10 of 17
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-06-16 Pulsant

Maidenhead, United Kingdom

Pulsant is a provider of connectivity, hosting and managed IT services to medium-sized businesses, acting as the outsourced partner responsible for IT infrastructure and hosting critical IT hardware in secure physical facilities or data centres to ensure a consistent IT environment with no downtime. Pulsant was established in 1995 and is based in Maidenhead, United Kingdom.

Buy $200M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-08-01 ViaWest

Greenwood Village, Colorado, United States

ViaWest, Inc. is a provider of data center space, power and managed services to enterprise and SME customers in 16 data centers. Provides first-class colocation and managed services exemplified by strong revenue and profitability growth. ViaWest, Inc. was founded in 1999 and is based in Greenwood Village, Colorado.

Sell $1.2B