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    Acquisition Targets for 2nd Quarter of 2015

    Each quarter, I provide the needs of Ahern’s clients so that my readers can determine if they are ready to “begin the process”.  2014 was a very profitable year for many Carriers, but also a very challenging year.  The 1st quarterof 2015, has been very active for my firm; as such, our clients have advised … Continue reading Acquisition Targets for 2nd Quarter of 2015


    Acquisition Targets for 4th Quarter of 2014

    Each quarter, I provide the needs of Ahern’s clients so that my readers can determine if they are ready to “begin the process”.  2014 has been a very profitable year for many Carriers, but also a challenging year.  The first 3 quarters of 2014 have been very active for my firm; as such, our clients have … Continue reading Acquisition Targets for 4th Quarter of 2014


    Ahern & Associates Ltd receives multiple assignments…..

    North America’s Premier Transportation Consulting Firm, Ahern and Associates, Receives Multiple Additional Assignments from Trucking, Logistics and Private Equity Firms Trucking and logistics consultants announce engagements by numerous new clients to review opportunities for acquisition. Phoenix, AZ, September 5, 2011— Keeping their strong momentum while entering the final quarter of 2011, Ahern and Associates, Ltd. … Continue reading Ahern & Associates Ltd receives multiple assignments…..


    Acquisition Client #26

    Family owned and operated, large intermodal carrier seeking captive agents to grow with their current established business. Client will provide working capital, insurance, billing, collections, client approval, etc. Agent split 65%/70% – parent 30%/35% – commissions paid weekly. Client is primarily interested in intermodal companies.


    Acquisition Client #25

    Trucking company looking to acquire dedicated contract carriers with 3 – 5 year contracts that pay all miles. Target revenue: $5MM – $200MM of annual revenue.


    Acquisition Client #24

    Family owned bulk and pneumatic carrier looking to acquire profitable bulk or pneumatic carrier with revenues between $5MM – $20MM. Prefers locations in Wisconsin and Illinois but is open to other geographic areas.


    Acquisition Client #23

    Large intermodal client looking to acquire intermodal carriers between $5MM – $30MM of gross annual revenue. Must utilize independent contractors – buyer will bring capital to the deal.


    Acquisition Client #22

    Specialized heavy haul client looking to acquire a non-asset based specialized carrier in North and South Carolina or Georgia. Some company equipment acceptable and target revenue should be between $5MM – $20MM.


    Acquisition Client #21

    Family owned flatbed business looking to acquire a non asset based flatbed/owner operator company generating a minimum of $15MM of annual revenue, profitable or non profitable.


    Acquisition Client #20

    Large transportation company, well recognized in the industry, is looking to acquire a $75MM – $200MM refrigerated carrier. Company must be profitable and key management must be willing to stay. Client is currently not in the refrigerated carrier business.


    Acquisition Client #19

    Public, non-asset based company looking to acquire profitable freight brokers between $20MM – $75MM of gross annual revenue. Client is willing to pay 4 to 5 times EBITDA, plus the liquidated balance sheet.


    Acquisition Client #18

    Private equity firm looking to acquire a $100MM+ freight broker or 3PL company. Willing to pay 5 to 6 times EBITDA, plus incentives. Company must be profitable with a strong management team willing to stay.


    Acquisition Client #17

    Private equity firm looking to acquire a $100MM+ freight broker or 3PL company. Willing to pay 5 to 6 times EBITDA, plus incentives. Company must be profitable with a strong management team willing to stay.


    Acquisition Client #16

    Private equity firm looking to acquire specialized heavy haul carriers generating at least $1.5MM of EBITDA and at least $20MM of annual gross revenue – will purchase asset based companies as well as non asset based companies.


    Acquisition Client #15

    Private equity firm looking to acquire non asset based intermodal, van and 3PL’s. Must generate, at least, $1MM of EBITDA.


    Acquisition Client #14

    Ahern and Associates has been engaged for the following targeted, acquisition assignments by a major East Coast Drayage Company: 1. Locate additional drayage agents in the eastern 2/3’s of the United States 2. Identify drayage agent companies with annual revenues between $10MM to $40MM which utilize independent carriers and have a strong agent network. 3. … Continue reading Acquisition Client #14


    Acquisition Client #13

    Client 13: Well established intermodal carrier. Seeking to acquire independent contractor companies within the markets of Los Angeles, CA, St. Louis, MO, and Charlotte, NC. Ideal candidates will have 30+ trucks in operation with annual revenues of $5MM to $40MM; independent owner operators only.


    Acquisition Client #12

    Client 12: Large transportation/logistics company based in the Southwest. Company would like to acquire a dedicated freight contract carrier with 3-5 year dedicated contracts in place. Client would also consider a large logistics company or freight brokerage. Annual revenue requirements for potential acquisition are between $50MM to $200MM. Buyer is prepared to offer 4 to … Continue reading Acquisition Client #12


    Acquisition Client #11

    Client 11: Established Midwest based carrier; outstanding family business in operation for over 30 years would like to expand throughout the Midwest. Company seeks bulk transport carriers hauling dry product only: flour, sugar, corn, wheat germ, etc… Dry product must be hauled in pneumatic tank carriers as to match their current business model. Annual revenue … Continue reading Acquisition Client #11


    Client Assignment #10

    Client 10: Has engaged Ahern’s services to redesign their entire freight distribution system. Current revenues of the client are between $1 billion – $2 billion annually. UPDATE: Assignment 90% complete, client making final decision on freight partner.


    Acquistion Client #9

    Client 9: Looking to acquire freight brokers with $5MM – $50MM of annual revenue. Management must be willing to stay; buyer is a $200MM+ freight broker. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email ahern@ahern-ltd.com for more information.


    Acquisition Client #8

    Client 8: Would like to acquire a $100MM+ air freight forwarder with EBITDA of $5MM – $20MM. Buyer is a private equity firm. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email ahern@ahern-ltd.com for more information.


    Acquisition Client #7

    Client 7: Looking to acquire large freight brokers $100MM+ with strong EBITDA. Also looking for a non asset based dedicated carrier with revenues over $20MM+. Buyer is a $1 billion+ company. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email … Continue reading Acquisition Client #7


    Acquisition Client #6

    Client 6: Seeking to acquire a profitable refrigerated carrier with $50MM – $200MM of annual revenue. Management must be strong with key management willing to stay. Buyer is a large trucking company looking to expand into the refrigeration market. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please … Continue reading Acquisition Client #6


    Acquisition Client #5

    Client 5: Looking to acquire a specialized heavy haul trucking company in 11 Western states. Company must be profitable and considerate at least $20MM of revenue. Buyer is a private equity firm that owns a trucking company. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy … Continue reading Acquisition Client #5


    Acquisition Client #4

    Client 4: Would like to acquire dedicated contract carriers with 3 – 5 year contracts. Buyer is a large trucking company that is 100% dedicated carriers. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email ahern@ahern-ltd.com for more information.


    Acquisition Client #3

    Client 3: Buyer looking to acquire a small flatbed carrier $5MM – $10MM; owner must be willing to stay with the business. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email ahern@ahern-ltd.com for more information.


    Acquisition Client #2

    Client 2: Looking to acquire distressed companies. Buyer will pay an earn out based on growth and cost reductions. Buyer will bring capital to the deal. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email ahern@ahern-ltd.com for more information.


    Acquisition Client #1

    Client 1: Looking for captive agents to grow with established $60MM company. Client will provide working capital, insurance, billing, collections, client approval, etc. Agent split 70%/Parent company 30% -commissions paid weekly. If you are a potential fit for this need or know of a potential match, please contact Andy Ahern directly at 602-242-1030 or email … Continue reading Acquisition Client #1


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