An established 3PL
Selling a declining business in a challenging economic environment


A third-party logistics company β€œ3PL” founded in 1958, boasted a roster of long-time Fortune 100 clients. Acquired by a private equity firm in 1998, the company struggled to overcome the dual impact of a weak economy and a rapidly consolidating customer base. In the spring of 2004, the holding company decided to sell the 3PL.


Despite the 3PL’s superb management team and blue-chip customers, revenues continued to decline during the divestiture process.

Republic Partners’ Solution

To attract new investors, Republic Partners worked to emphasize the 3PL’s sterling reputation and the potential that the business retained. In partnership with the 3PL’s executives and a co-advisor, Republic Partners identified a number of potential buyers. Due to Republic Partners’ strategic positioning of the 3PL, the private equity firm was able to complete a successful sale.

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