Hudson Hill Capital Creates Fusion Transport

by Lionel Casey

NEW YORK, June 20, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Hudson Hill Capital (“Hudson Hill”), a personal funding firm based by Eric Rosen, announced today that it had acquired majority stakes in Global Transport Logistics, Inc. (“GTLi”) and Am Trans Expedite, Inc. (“Am Trans”) to shape Fusion Transport, LLC (“Fusion Transport”), a newly installed logistics holding corporation. This transaction brings proprietary potential and revolutionary solutions to create an evolutionary national logistics network centered on retail consolidation, less-than-truckload (“LTL”) transport, and multimodal transportation brokerage. The founders and senior executives of each GTLi and Am Trans retained significant equity inside the blended agency and will preserve crucial leadership roles. The groups will operate as subsidiaries of Fusion Transport.

“We couldn’t be more enthusiastic about the possibility to accomplice with the Matarazzo family from GTLi and the founders of Am Trans,” said Eric Rosen, Managing Partner at Hudson Hill Capital. “We were concentrated on funding in transportation and logistics for a while. Fusion Transport is each the fruits of that preliminary attempt and the beginning of an exciting subsequent segment. In partnership with Frank Matarazzo, Mike Wallace, and Bob Trusz, we see an opportunity to construct Fusion Transport right into a leading national value-delivered logistics issuer.”

Headquartered in Glen Rock, New Jersey, GTLi operates one of the highest-acting retail seller consolidation services with committed warehouses in New Jersey, Texas, and California. Through this community, GTLi consolidates LTL shipments from multiple carriers for weekly truckload delivery. The enterprise continually promises freight to Walmart, Target, Dollar General, and other predominant shops with over 90% on-time compliance. On a mixed basis, Fusion Transport will release a fourth consolidation factor in Illinois within the 1/3 region of 2019.

Am Trans – based in Addison, Illinois – features a unique mixture of proprietary network potential and excessive-contact brokerage offerings. The organization’s fleet includes over three hundred portions of the system, making it an “asset-right” accomplice for shippers. This aggregate of assets and brokerage abilties permits Am Trans to transport challenging shipments (warm shot, expedited, and oversize/overweight) even in the most potential-constrained instances, without the regular soft rejections that regularly plague the industry.

GTLi and Am Trans merger establishes the Fusion Transport community, a price-competitive, excessive-performance associate to move retail, grocery, and extent LTL freight. Fusion Transport ships weekly to every part of the country from northern New Jersey, north of Texas, southern California, north of California, and the different Chicago region. The business enterprise excels at transferring freight into traumatic shipping environments, leveraging over 400 mixed portions of the device, a committed internal fleet for nearby pickup and delivery, and more than 20,000 1/3-celebration vendors.

“With Fusion, we’ve taken a vital step in the direction of our shared imaginative and prescient of making a unique national network, one that is constructed to transport retail, grocery and extent LTL freight higher, on time, and at a decrease value,” stated Frank Matarazzo, CEO of Fusion Transport. “At GT, we’ve got over 20 years of history moving LTL via an expanding network. When we first met Am Trans, we immediately saw the possibility for a transformative combination.”

Mike Wallace, the co-founding father of Am Trans and President of Logistics of Fusion Transport, introduced, “The partnership with GTLi makes sense on so many degrees. Our potential networks suit collectively hand-in-glove to form a countrywide backbone, and our teams proportion a way of life of unwavering commitment to the customer. GTi’s notably customized transportation management gadget will leapfrog what we will provide clients in terms of freight visibility.”

“This deal is one hundred% about serving customers higher,” said Bob Trusz, co-founder of Am Trans and President of Asset Services of Fusion Transport. “We will have a stronger, extra entire network, extra robust generation, and more complete provider services. With Fusion, we’re excited to bring our excessive-contact transactional brokerage functionality to GTLi’s clients.”

Capstone Headwaters was a monetary marketing consultant to GTLi and Am Trans. Benesch Friedlander Coplan & Aronoff LLP was prison consultant to GTLi, and Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck became prison consultant to Am Trans. Winston & Strawn LLP acted as Hudson Hill’s legal guide. Ally Financial provided acquisition financing for the transaction.

About Global Transport Logistics, Inc.

Founded in 1995, Global Transport Logistics started as an LTL broking centered in the chemical compounds industry. In 2008, the company evolved a modern pooled LTL software leveraging devoted capacity secured from the U.S. Postal Service, and in 2011 began transferring food and customer packaged goods into retail distribution networks on behalf of several huge manufacturers. This software advanced right into a noticeably a hit, committed retail consolidation application for Walmart shippers, starting with an unmarried New Jersey pool factor. The organization launched a California pool in 2015 and a Texas pool in 2017 and has expanded its efforts to consist of Target, Walgreens, Dollar General, and different primary retailers.

About Am Trans Expedite, Inc.

Founded in 2002, Am Trans Expedite started as a non-asset transportation broker dealing with truckload shipments alongside LTL, partial, expedited, hotshot, and obese/over-dimensional freight. In 2015, the company advanced to develop a surprisingly hit hybrid version that mixes brokered 1/3-birthday party capacity and a growing inner fleet. Approximately half of-of the organization’s sales now come from transferring freight through its proprietary capability community. As part of this network, the enterprise operates pass-dock warehouses in Addison, Illinois.

About Hudson Hill Capital

Based in New York, Hudson Hill Capital is a non-public investment firm founded via Eric Rosen. Departing from the prevailing quick-time period orientation of the personal fairness industry, Hudson Hill invests with families, entrepreneurs, and control teams interested in inpatient, lengthy-time period capital companions. Hudson Hill invests its capital alongside like-minded companions in attractive increase-oriented opportunities in industries driving long-time period secular boom tailwinds. Hudson Hill’s enterprise consciousness is within commercial, logistics, economic, and business sectors.

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