XPO Logistics Mergers and Acquisitions Summary

Transportation Company

XPO Logistics has acquired 16 companies, including 5 in the last 5 years. A total of 3 acquisitions came from private equity firms. It has also divested 1 asset.

XPO Logistics’ largest acquisition to date was in 2015, when it acquired Norbert Dentressangle SA for $3.6B. It’s largest disclosed sale occurred in 2016, when it sold XPO Logistics - North American Truckload Operations to TransForce for $558M. XPO Logistics has acquired in 9 different US states, and 4 countries. The Company’s most targeted sectors include transportation (75%) and aerospace (7%).

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M&A Summary

  • M&A Total Activity17
    • M&A Buy Activity16
    • M&A Sell Activity1
  • Total Sectors Invested 5
  • Total Countries Invested 4
  • M&A Buy/Sell Connections 6
  • M&A Advisors 4

XPO Logistics, Inc.

Five Greenwich Office Park,
Greenwich, Connecticut 06831
United States,
(855) 976-6951
www.xpo.com

XPO Logistics, Inc. is a provider of transportation and logistics solutions. XPO's transportation services include truck brokerage and transportation, less-than-truckload, intermodal, highly-engineered supply chain solutions, contract logistics, last mile, expedite, global forwarding and managed transportation. XPO was formed in 2000 and is based in Greenwich, Connecticut.


M&A Summary

Buy vs Sell

Year ≤ '15 '16 '17 '18 '19 '20 T
Buy (0.2/yr) # 15 - - - - 1 16
vol $7.2B $7.2B
Sell (0.2/yr) # - 1 - - - - 1
vol $558M $558M
  17

Most Recent M&A

Company Date Value Type
Kuehne + Nagel International AG - Contract Logistics Portfolio 2020-03-09 - Divestiture
, United Kingdom
XPO Logistics - North American Truckload Operations 2016-10-27 558M USD Divestiture
Greenwich, Connecticut
Con-way, Inc. 2015-09-09 3.0B USD Add-on Acquisition
Ann Arbor, Michigan · www.con-way.com
Bridge Terminal Transport, Inc. 2015-05-04 - Add-on Acquisition
Charlotte, North Carolina · www.bttinc.com
Norbert Dentressangle SA 2015-04-29 3.6B USD Add-on Acquisition
Lyon, France · www.norbert-dentressangle.co.uk
UX Specialized Logistics 2015-03-10 59M USD Add-on Acquisition
New York City, New York · www.urbanexpress.com
Simply Logistics, Inc. (dba Atlantic Central Logistics) 2014-07-28 37M USD Add-on Acquisition
Elizabeth, New Jersey
Pacer International, Inc. 2014-03-31 - Add-on Acquisition
Dublin, Ohio · www.pacer.com
National Logistics Management, Inc. 2013-12-30 - Divestiture
Detroit, Michigan
A3I Acquisition LLC 2013-12-30 - Add-on Acquisition
, United States
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Business Unit M&A

Company Acquired Add-On/Sale Date #
Concert Group Logistics, Inc. 2008-01-01 LRG International, Inc. 2009-10-05 1
Downers Grove, Illinois Tampa, Florida

M&A by Sector

Sector Buy # Value Sell # Value
Transportation 12 (75%) 6.7B (93%) 1 (100%) 558M (100%)
Aerospace 1 (6%) 43M (1%) - -
Business Services 1 (6%) 59M (1%) - -
Distribution 1 (6%) 365M (5%) - -
Software 1 (6%) 2M (< 1%) - -
Total 16 $7.2B 1 $558M

By Geo

State/Country Buy Value Sell Value
United States 13 3.5B 1 558M
  Michigan 3 3.0B - -
  North Carolina 2 43M - -
  Georgia 2 367M - -
  South Carolina 1 22M - -
  Ohio 1 - - -
  New York 1 59M - -
  New Jersey 1 37M - -
  Illinois 1 - - -
  Connecticut - - 1 558M
Canada 1 100M - -
  Ontario 1 100M - -
France 1 3.6B - -
United Kingdom 1 - - -
Domestic 13 (81%) 3.5B (49%) 1 (100%) 558M (100%)
Cross-border 3 (19%) 3.7B (51%) - -
Total 16 $7.2B 1 $558M

Top M&A Advisors

Financial Deals
EVE Partners LLC
2
Morgan Stanley
1
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC
1
Legal Deals
Wachtell, Lipton, Rosen & Katz LLP
2

Deal Values

buy # Total
> $1B 2 $6.6B
$100M to $1B 1 $365M
< $100M 6 $263M
TOTAL $7.2B
Largest Norbert Dentressangle SA
$3.6B (2015-04-29)
sell # Total
$100M to $1B 1 $558M
TOTAL $558M
Largest XPO Logistics - North American Truckload Operations
$558M (2016-10-27)

M&A Connections

Deals %
Acquired from
PE Firm(s)
50%
3 50%
Strategic(s)
50%
3 50%
Divested to
Strategic(s)
100%
1 100%

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