Chicago – CFI USA (P&M Corporate Finance) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Ann Arbor Distribution / Advanced Distribution (“AAD” or the “Company”) in its sale to Dicom Transportation Group (“Dicom”), a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners.
Headquartered in Ann Arbor, Michigan, AAD is a provider of value-added logistics and delivery services offering dedicated pool-point distribution, less-than-truckload transportation, inbound and outbound logistics, and warehouse management services to customers throughout the Midwest and Great Lakes Regions. The Company leverages a network of strategically positioned distribution centers to serve a blue chip customer base that spans retail, healthcare and other end markets.
Dicom Transportation Group is a Montreal-based provider of expedited transportation and logistics services to customers throughout Canada and the United States. AAD represents a key addition to the Dicom platform and provides a significant opportunity to expand the company’s service offering and geographic reach throughout the Midwest and surrounding regions. Following the acquisition, AAD will be integrated into the Express division of Dicom Transportation Group, which specializes in final mile transportation and freight management services.
Frank Kolakowski, founder and President of AAD, will continue to lead the Company in a similar capacity. Regarding the transaction Mr. Kolakowski remarked, “Our partnership with Dicom and Wind Point provides us with an opportunity to realize significant growth while maintaining best-in-class service for our customers. We look forward to working in parallel with the Dicom management team to continue to invest in our operations and our employees.”
Phil Gilbert and his team were hired to serve as the Company’s exclusive investment banker and lead the sale process. Mr. Kolakowski noted, “The process managed by Phil Gilbert and his team resulted in a number of compelling options to pursue. Their insights into key value drivers, knowledge of the Transportation & Logistics industry, and focus on serving my family’s best interest were evident throughout all phases of the transaction. I couldn’t ask for a better outcome for not only my family, but also the Company.”
The transaction closed on February 9th 2016.
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