True Wind Capital Management has recapitalized Tampa-based Transflo, a mobile, telematics, and business process automation provider for the transportation industry. No financial terms were disclosed. Simpson Thacher advised True Wind on the transaction. As a result of the recapitalization, Carousel Capital will retain a minority stake in the company.
SAN FRANCISCO, January 17, 2018 – True Wind Capital Management today announced that it has led a new investment in Transflo, partnering with its management team to recapitalize the business. Based in Tampa, Florida, Transflo is a leading mobile, telematics, and business process automation provider to the transportation industry.
“The transportation industry is experiencing significant change, and most of it comes from software and technology,” stated Frank Adelman, President and CEO of Transflo. “We’re excited to work closely with True Wind to meet the industry’s current and emerging needs. Their investment and expertise will help us grow the business at greater scale and bring innovation to more segments of the industry.”
True Wind’s investment serves as a capstone for Transflo’s 2017 growth. Total downloads of Transflo Mobile, the company’s flagship enterprise solution, grew to over 940,000 while active commercial driver users grew 72% during the year. Annually, Transflo facilitates nearly $54 billion in freight volume and digitizes 500 million transportation documents throughout the supply chain.
“Transflo’s technology platform, customer footprint, and impressive growth have been hard to match,” shared Jamie Greene, Founding Partner at True Wind. “We’re pleased to be a partner in the next stage of the company’s growth and to invest in the future of fleet management and logistics software. Our specialty in software and industrial technology is well matched with the current position and future opportunities of the company.”
With the recapitalization, private equity firm Carousel Capital, Transflo’s owner since 2013, will remain a minority investor in the company. Carousel has worked with the management team to grow Transflo’s core document capture services, develop industry-leading mobile solutions, and enter the telematics market.
“It’s been rewarding to work with Frank Adelman and this talented management team as they’ve accomplished so much,” added Jason Schmidly, Managing Partner at Carousel Capital. “We are grateful for our partnership and are thrilled to continue as investors in the company.”
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Transflo® by Pegasus TransTech is a leading mobile, telematics, and business process automation provider to the transportation industry in the United States and Canada. Through its technology, the company delivers real-time communications to thousands of fleets, brokers, and commercial vehicle drivers. The company’s mobile and cloud-based technologies digitize nearly 500 million shipping documents each year, representing approximately $54 billion in freight bills. Organizations throughout the Transflo client and partner network use the solution suite to increase efficiency, improve cash flow, and reduce costs. Headquartered in Tampa, Florida, USA, Transflo is setting the pace of innovation in transportation software. For more information, visit www.transflo.com.