As supply chain instability and inflation challenged global businesses in the years following the pandemic, one of the largest players in the global logistics and infrastructure sector sought to expand its Canada-based, end-to-end container logistics services by purchasing two container terminal assets in the U.S.

AlixPartners was brought in to integrate the acquisitions with the client’s existing network of terminals and ensure business continuity across the Canadian corporate office. 

We separated functions from the parent company and enabled the acquired company to be integrated with the existing network and regional office; established transition service agreement (TSA) support for nine months without business interruption; and designed a future IT strategy with chief technology officer and future-state organization structure, holding workshops with functional leaders from both companies to refine the target operating model.

The team successfully led the integration for the first 100 days and identified functional leaders for each individual workstream to ensure integration cadence and execution in the following months. As a result, the team identified over $8 million in potential cost synergies across back-office costs, operating expense procurement, IT corporate systems, and elimination of corporate allocation.

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