Selling your transportation company is a multifaceted process requiring thorough preparation and planning. The process can be complex and lengthy, but a seller should understand and fully evaluate the unique industry factors that a prospective buyer will examine in advance of a transaction. This crucial step can minimize costly surprises and enhance the likelihood of a successful result.
Transportation companies are thriving today. But the industry’s most coveted asset, its drivers, are being heavily courted in a competitive employment environment. For a majority of transportation companies, driver satisfaction goes hand in hand with company reputation, customer satisfaction and success. The American Trucking Associations (“ATA”) reports that the transportation industry has struggled with driver shortages over the past 15 years. The shortage further exacerbates profit margin as the recent tight labor market has given rise to increased wages for drivers.
HOFFMAN ESTATES, IL - PCE Investment Bankers, Inc., a leading financial services firm for mid-market companies, is pleased to announce that the shareholders of Nussbaum Transportation Services (Nussbaum) have sold an interest in the company to the Nussbaum Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust.
October 15, 2016
PCE Investment Bankers, Inc., a leading financial services firm for mid-market companies, offering clients a full range of investment banking, ESOP, valuation, and advisory services, is pleased to announce that the shareholders of SDR Trucking, LLC have completed the sale of their stock to the SDR Trucking Employee Stock Ownership Plan (ESOP) Trust.
Analysis of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009
America’s history tells a story of innovation followed by periods of significant investment in technology and infrastructure that created competitive advantages for the United States in the global marketplace. In the 1950s, significant investments were made to create the United State’s transportation networks, which became one of the nation’s greatest assets. Today, America’s infrastructure is in poor condition, deteriorating rapidly, and in desperate need of significant investment.
During the recent National Association of Wholesale Distributors Annual Executive Summit in Washington, D.C., I was fortunate enough to hear the outlooks given by economists Alan Beaulieu and Steve Moore. Unfortunately, their economic outlooks were not particularly positive in nature. These presentations seemed to set the tone for the rest of the summit. Most conversations I had with distribution business owners surrounded the softening economy and the status of the M&A environment relating to the economic slowdown and stressed capital markets.