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Opportunities and Challenges:

Private Equity firms are faced with an uncertain interest rate environment and broader economic outlook which creates both challenges and opportunities for future investments. The firms that are able to strike a balance between opportunity and risk will be best positioned to succeed in this challenging but rewarding environment.

LCS works with upper-middle and middle market private equity firms and their portfolio companies to balance opportunity and risk across the investment life cycles through unique transportation and logistics experience. Across multiple engagements in industries through the transportation and logistics market, the LCS team has executed on numerous value creation initiatives. Our differentiation stems from our ability to rapidly develop insight and implications, provide specific and granular forecasts, and day one insights from our extensive network of subject matter experts. 

Industry Sub-segments: 

  • Aerospace OEM

  • Airlines and ACMI

  • Airports

  • Aviation MRO

  • Air Mobility

  • Seaports

  • Bulk Logistics

  • Freight Forwarding 

  • Truckload and Intermodal

  • Expedited Freight and LTL

  • Package Delivery

  • E-Commerce Last Mile Delivery

Previous Experience 

  • Buy-side M&A due diligence across all industries 

  • Numerous PortCo margin improvement initiatives including: 

    • In-depth network profitability analysis​

    • Lane-level pricing studies

    • Sales force effectiveness

    • Cost reduction and transportation procurement frameworks

  • Worked along side multiple PE firms to develop PortCo growth strategies including:

    • Market economics and demand/supply forecasting

    • Customer segmentation, decision criteria and elasticity ​

    • Business segment portfolio strategy frameworks

    • PortCo competitive benchmarking to peers

  • Developed growth strategies including: ​

    • Segment prioritization

    • Adjacent market expansion attractiveness criteria​

    • Investment thesis development, target identification, and post 100-day plants

  • Sell-side M&A due diligence across all industries 

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