Bensenville, IL, November 18, 2021 – STG Logistics, Inc (“STG”), a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), today announced the acquisition of International Warehouse Services, Inc. (“IWS”or the “Company”), a logistics provider of warehousing, trucking, brokerage and documentation, customs clearance, and distribution services in Port Everglades, Fla. IWS is the leading provider of Customs Examination Station (“CES”) and USDA inspections in Port Everglades. IWS’s leadership, including Fred Rogacki, will join the STG team and serve in a critical role in STG’s southern Florida operations post-closing.
STG is a market-leading asset-light provider of ocean and air CFS, contract logistics services and highly complementary customized transportation services. The business has scaled meaningfully through a dedicated strategic acquisition program focused on acquiring leading logistics services companies including St. George Logistics, AZ CFS, Extra Express, Channel Distribution, Neutralogistics, Freight Force, Summit NW, Veeco, and Arrowpac. STG operates the largest network of independent CFS facilities in North America, handling ocean and air cargo in close proximity to all major ports and metropolitan areas.
“The IWS acquisition further expands our capabilities and presence in the strategically located and rapidly growing port of Port Everglades, where STG currently has no presence,”commented Paul Svindland, CEO of STG.
“I’m committed and looking forward to staying with the business that my wife and I founded 37 years ago and I’m excited to partner with the STG team in the next stage of combined growth,”commented Fred Rogacki, President and Founder of IWS.
Konrad Salaber, Managing Director at Wind Point, commented, “Growth via acquisition remains a prominent component of our strategy for expanding STG’s scale and scope. IWS is an important addition to STG’s platform as we continue to strengthen our position as the largest network of U.S. customs bonded warehouses in North America.”
“We have admired the IWS business and their team for some time,”commented Geoff Anderman, President and CFO of STG. “We are excited to welcome them to the STG family and look forward to continuing to support IWS’s customers with current and expanded services going forward.”
IWS represents the tenth acquisition for STG since partnering with Wind Point in 2016. STG’s acquisition strategy will continue to focus on acquiring leading freight solution providers with complementary footprints and services.
Wind Point is an active investor in transportation, logistics, and route-based businesses, with select prior investments including Dicom Transportation, A&R Logistics, American Trailer Rental Group, Valicor Environmental Services, and AIR-serv.