Dicom Transportation Group, which was bought by U.S. private equity firm Wind Point Partners earlier this year, has acquired Time Logistics Couriers LLC. The financial terms of the transaction were not released. For Dicom, a Montréal-based provider of business-to-business transportation services, the deal represents an expansion of its platform into the United States. Time Logistics, which is a provider of business-to-business logistics services, has its headquarters in Norcross, Georgia. Dicom plans to undertake additional acquisitions in Québec, Ontario and the United States.
Dicom Transportation Group Acquires Time Logistics Couriers
Dicom establishes platform in the United States
CHICAGO, IL, November 11, 2014 – Wind Point Partners announced today that portfolio company Dicom Transportation Group, a leading provider of business-to-business (“B2B”) expedited transportation services based in Montreal, QC, has expanded into the United States through the acquisition of Time Logistics Couriers, LLC.
Based in Norcross, Georgia, Time Logistics is an asset-free provider of B2B third-party-logistics (“3PL”) services. Utilizing a broad national network of agents and 12 strategically located transfer centers, Time provides truckload and less-than-truckload transport, last mile delivery, distribution and warehousing services to an array of blue-chip customers across the U.S.
Wind Point acquired Dicom in February 2014, in partnership with Scott Dobak, who joined as CEO. Prior to joining Dicom, Scott served as President of RoadRunner Transportation’s LTL and TMS segments, representing a $775 million P&L.
“Time complements Dicom’s Canadian freight and 3PL service offerings and provides us with immediate coverage of the continental United States,” said Dobak. “The acquisition will help us meet the growing demands of our customers, many of whom have significant interest in Dicom expanding its best-in-class services throughout North America.”
Konrad Salaber, a principal at Wind Point, added “Completing acquisitions of complementary transportation and logistics companies is a key value driver for our investment in Dicom. Time Logistics is an extremely well-operated, high-growth platform and serves as a strong foundation for our continued expansion.”
Dicom’s acquisition program focuses on acquiring courier, LTL and transportation providers in Quebec, Ontario and the United States. In addition, Dicom is seeking 3PL providers who manage transportation, logistics and supply chain functions for businesses in Canada, the U.S. and Mexico.
Financing for the transaction was co-led by Fifth Third Bank and Mouvement des caisses Desjardins and also included Banque Laurentienne and BBVA Compass. Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal advisor and KPMG LLP acted as a transaction advisor to Wind Point and Dicom. EVE Partners served as exclusive financial advisor to Time Logistics.
About Wind Point Partners
Wind Point Partners is a private equity investment firm that partners with top caliber CEOs to acquire middle market businesses where they can establish a clear path to value creation. Since its founding in 1984, Wind Point has raised over $2.8 billion in commitments. Additional information about Wind Point is available at www.windpointpartners.com.
About Dicom Transportation Group
Dicom Transportation Group, based in Montreal, QC is a leading provider of business-to-business expedited transportation and logistics services. Dicom’s services include Courier, Less-than-Truckload, Truckload, and Transportation Management Services operated under the Dicom Express, GoJiT, and JiT24.7 brands.
About Time Logistics Couriers
Time Logistics Couriers, based in Norcross, GA, provides transportation management services including ground transportation, distribution, warehousing and carrier management to a wide variety of blue chip companies throughout the continental U.S. Founded in 2006 by Charlie and Connie Duncan and David and Carol Higgins, Time has achieved consistently high annual growth since its founding.
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