UPS Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

TransportationCompany

UPS has acquired 21 companies, including 3 in the last 5 years. A total of 6 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 4 assets.

UPS’s largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Coyote Logistics for $1.8B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2021, when it sold TForce Freight to TFI International for $800M. UPS has acquired in 6 different US states, and 8 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (73%) and internet software and services (6%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity22
    • M&A Buy Activity18
    • M&A Sell Activity4
  • Total Sectors Invested 6
  • Total Countries Invested 8
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 13
  • M&A Advisors 4

UPS

United Parcel Service, Inc.

55 Glenlake Parkway, NE,
Atlanta, Georgia 30328
United States,
(404) 828-6000
www.ups.com

UPS is a provider in logistics, offering a broad range of solutions including the transportation of packages and freight; the facilitation of international trade, and the deployment of advanced technology to more efficiently manage the world of business. Headquartered in Atlanta, UPS serves more than 220 countries and territories worldwide. UPS was founded in 1907 and is based in Atlanta, Georgia.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '17 '18 '19 '20 '21 '22 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 17 - 1 - - - 18
vol $4.1B $4.1B
Sell (0.4/yr) # 2 - - 1 1 - 4
vol $38M $800M $838M
  22

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
TForce Freight 2021-01-25 800M USD Divestiture
Richmond, Virginia · www.tforcefreight.com
ShopRunner, Inc. 2020-12-02 - Divestiture
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.shoprunner.com
ShopRunner, Inc. 2019-01-22 - Add-on Acquisition
King of Prussia, Pennsylvania · www.shoprunner.com
Nightline Logistics Group 2017-05-03 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ireland · www.nightline.ie
Freightex Ltd. 2017-01-09 - Add-on Acquisition
Dover, United Kingdom · www.freightex.com
Marken Ltd. 2016-11-07 - Add-on Acquisition
London, United Kingdom · www.marken.com
Coyote Logistics LLC 2015-07-31 1.8B USD Add-on Acquisition
Chicago, Illinois · www.coyotelogistics.com
Poltraf Sp. z o.o. 2014-12-18 - Add-on Acquisition
Blonie, Poland · www.poltraf.pl
i-Parcel LLC 2014-10-07 - Add-on Acquisition
Burlington, Massachusetts · www.i-parcel.com
Polar Speed Distribution Ltd. 2014-02-11 - Add-on Acquisition
Leighton Buzzard, United Kingdom · www.polarspeed.com
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
UPS Supply Chain Solutions, Inc.    - Uni-Data AG 2001-07-03 1
Alpharetta, Georgia · www.ups-scs.com Schwaig, Germany · www.uni-data.de

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 13 (72%) 4.0B (98%) 1 (25%) 800M (95%)
Business Services 1 (6%) - 1 (25%) -
Internet Software and Services 1 (6%) - 1 (25%) -
Consumer Services 1 (6%) - - -
Distribution 1 (6%) - - -
Financial Services 1 (6%) 78M (2%) - -
Electronics - - 1 (25%) 38M (5%)
Total 18 $4.1B 4 $838M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 7 3.8B 4 838M
  California 2 710M - -
  Virginia 1 1.3B 1 800M
  Pennsylvania 1 - 1 -
  Massachusetts 1 - - -
  Illinois 1 1.8B - -
  Connecticut 1 78M - -
  Oregon - - 1 38M
  Maryland - - 1 -
United Kingdom 5 288M - -
France 1 - - -
Hungary 1 - - -
Ireland 1 - - -
Italy 1 - - -
Poland 1 - - -
Romania 1 - - -
Domestic 7 (39%) 3.8B (93%) 4 (100%) 838M (100%)
Cross-border 11 (61%) 288M (7%) - -
Total 18 $4.1B 4 $838M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
Goldman Sachs Investment Banking Division
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Bank of America Merrill Lynch (BofA Securities)
1
Legal Deals
King & Spalding LLP
1

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $3.1B
$100M to $1B 3 $901M
< $100M 2 $175M
TOTAL $4.1B
Largest Coyote Logistics LLC
$1.8B (2015-07-31)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $800M
< $100M 1 $38M
TOTAL $838M
Largest TForce Freight
$800M (2021-01-25)

M&A Connections

Deals
Acquired from
Investor(s)
17%
3 (17%)
Strategic(s)
11%
2 (11%)
Divested to
Investor(s)
25%
1 (25%)
Strategic(s)
75%
3 (75%)

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