Acquisition of Greenville-Based M33 Integrated Increases Global Scale
January 26, 2015 – Greenville, SC – FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – M33 Integrated, a Greenville, South Carolina-based third party logistics (3PL) provider was acquired by Transplace, a leading provider of transportation management services and logistics technology. The acquisition, announced on September 17, 2015, will expand the vertical expertise and geographical reach of Transplace, as well as enhance M33’s current structure of its operations and provide greater access to market trends and industry information to customers.
Transplace’s acquisition of M33 further supports the company’s commitment to strategic growth in order to meet the supply chain needs of its growing customer base. M33 Integrated’s headquarters and technology center in Greenville, SC and its operations center in Greensboro, NC will be named the Transplace Southeastern Center of Excellence and will operate as part of the company’s Transportation Management business, which is led by President Frank McGuigan. “Although we are transitioning under the Transplace branding and name, we are still very committed to this region, “states Sammy Riddle, Senior Partner and Co-Founder of M33 Integrated. “Our technology center, which will remain in Greenville, will continue to develop industry-leading solutions and system features to the Transplace platform.”
Since its founding in 1998, M33 has been headquartered in Greenville, SC for eighteen years. Receiving numerous awards related to company growth, workplace engagement and economic stimulation for the state, M33 Integrated takes pride in the state of South Carolina, particularly in the city of Greenville. “We love this area and look forward to growth within the city and the Upstate. Now that we’re part of a larger network, our broader range of services will continue to fortify our customers’ positions within the marketplace,” states Riddle. M33 values its key customers in the Upstate and their loyalty during this time of transition and looks forward to further strengthening and growing those partnerships in the coming years.
As one of the leading providers of transportation management services across North America, Transplace generates revenue in excess of $1.6 billion. Owned by Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, Transplace helps its customers manage a wide range of logistics and transportation needs by providing customized solutions through a proprietary web-based TMS platform. The company provides full transportation outsourcing, carrier contracting and negotiation, and intermodal and freight brokerage services to a diverse customer base of manufacturers, retailers, consumer goods and chemical companies.
Transplace is a North American non-asset-based provider offering manufacturers, retailers, chemical and consumer packaged goods companies the optimal blend of logistics technology and transportation management services. The company’s services and capabilities include Transportation Management Services, Intermodal, Brokerage and SaaS transportation management (TMS) solutions supplemented by consulting services, supply chain network planning and design, and transportation procurement. The company is recognized among the elite 3PLs for its proven ability to deliver both rapid return on investment and consistent value to a customer base that includes many of the largest shippers in the world.
About Greenbriar Equity Group
Greenbriar Equity Group LLC, a private equity firm with over $2.5 billion of committed capital, focuses exclusively on the global transportation industry, including companies in logistics and distribution, freight and passenger transport, aerospace and defense, automotive and related sectors. Greenbriar invests with proven management teams who are interested in being significant equity owners in their companies as well as with corporate partners who are interested in raising capital. Greenbriar’s partners bring many decades of experience at the highest levels within the transportation industry. Additional information may be found at www.greenbriarequity.com.
About M33 Integrated
Established in 1998, M33 Integrated is a lead logistics provider that delivers technology tools and intelligence to reduce costs and automate logistics. M33 offers integrated solutions—Co-Managed Logistics, Freight Settlement, International Shipping, Parcel Management, Freight Brokerage, Capacity Management and Supply Chain Intelligence—and an industry-leading transportation management system (TMS), Blackbeard®, to help overcome business challenges, drive growth and gain a true competitive advantage.
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