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Article updated: 6/19/2013 10:04 AM

Neovia Logistics to Acquire MIQ business


Downers Grove-based Neovia Logistics announced it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire the contract logistics division of MIQ Holdings Inc. Terms of the acquisition were not announced.

MIQ Holdings provides warehouse management and fulfillment services, distribution solutions and other value-added logistics services through a network of nine facilities in the United States and Canada.

"The contract logistics business has a blue-chip customer base, talented employees, a comprehensive network of facilities across North America, and a well-deserved reputation for exceptional customer service," said Neovia CEO Jos Opdeweegh. "This acquisition is a great strategic fit for Neovia and creates exciting new opportunities for our business, particularly in end markets like technology, retail and health care, where we are looking to expand."

Platinum Equity acquired 65 percent of Neovia, formerly Caterpillar Logistics Services, in July 2012 and rebranded the business near the end of last year. Caterpillar retained a 35 percent stake.

John Carr, president and chief executive officer of MIQ Logistics, said selling the contract logistics business to Neovia works to everyone's benefit.

"At MIQ Logistics, our focus is on our core service lines and providing the highest level of non-asset based logistics services to our customers. This transaction is consistent with our long-term strategy and vision for our organization, and Neovia is the right place for our contract logistics customers and employees," said Mr. Carr.

Neovia is a global provider of complex supply chain solutions and logistics services primarily serving the automotive, industrial, mining, aerospace and defense industries,

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