UK competitor acquires logistics company

A UK competitor has acquired a logistics company in the region as part of its strategy to become the largest logistics platform in North America.

Manchester, England-based Kewill, a Francisco Partners portfolio company and provider of software for supply chain execution, announced this week an agreement to purchase Holland-based LeanLogistics from its parent company, Brambles.

Kewill said LeanLogistics is “a global leader in transportation solutions for shippers,” with hundreds of transportation management system, or TMS, customers across the U.S. and Europe, and a supporting network of more than 14,000 carriers.

Last modified onThursday, 05 May 2016 02:02