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 has 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 together 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 big equity inside the blended agency and will preserve in key 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 within the industry 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 properly 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 completely unique mixture of proprietary network potential and excessive-contact brokerage offerings. The organization’s fleet includes over three hundred portions of system, making it an “asset-right” accomplice for shippers. This aggregate of assets and brokerage abilties permits Am Trans to transport tough shipment (warm shot, expedited and oversize/overweight) even in the most potential-constrained instances, without the habitual soft rejections that regularly plague the industry.

The merger of GTLi and Am Trans 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 hubs in northern New Jersey, northern Texas, southern California, northern California, and the extra 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 completely 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 become 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 at 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, to start with from a unmarried New Jersey pool factor. The organisation 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 out as a non-asset transportation broker dealing with truckload shipments along side LTL, partial, expedited, hotshot and obese/over dimensional freight. Beginning 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 who’re interested in patient, lengthy-time period capital companions. Hudson Hill invests its personal 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 the commercial enterprise offerings, logistics, economic offerings and business sectors.

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