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Torus Freight Systems, a Canadian freight management company, has been acquired by Transplace (US), a CI Capital Partners portfolio company.
cfa Toronto West, member of ICFG, advised the seller in 2012.
Torus Freight Systems, a Canadian freight management company, has been acquired by Transplace (US), a CI Capital Partners portfolio company.
Target Company Name Torus Freight Systems
Deal Types
  • Mergers & Acquisitions
Target Country Canada
Buyer Name / MBO Team / MBI Team Transplace
Buyer Country United States
Transaction Description

Situation: Torus Freight Systems, headquartered in Richmond Hill, Ontario, is a leading freight management company, focused primarily on moving freight from the United States into Canada. A growing demand from their customer base to manage portions of domestic US freight left them unable to meet the demand. Torus’ corporate structure included four shareholders, with the majority shareholder wanting to retire, and the remaining three shareholders desiring to remain with the business but take some money off the table.

Solution: CFA Toronto West was initially hired by Torus in 2008 to sell the company. A competitive bid process was run, and resulted in multiple offers in late-summer 2008. However, as a result of the financial crisis of September and October 2008, the company was taken off the market until a better time. That better time came in June 2012, when the company went back on the market and CFA re-commenced the sale process. CFA contacted a select few prospective strategic buyers, resulting in several offers to acquire the business. A letter of intent was signed late-August 2012 with Texas-based Transplace, a CI Capital Partners portfolio company, looking for a strategic add-on. The sale of Torus Freight Systems to Transplace was completed December 3, 2012.

Industry Sectors
  • Business Services
ICFG Office Toronto, Canada
ICFG Advisory cfa Toronto West, member of ICFG, advised the seller in 2012.

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