Jun 12, 2024

Capstone Partners Advised Supreme Auto Transport on an Investment from NIKKON Holdings Co., Ltd.

Capstone Partners advised Supreme Auto Transport—one of the USA’s leading finished vehicle logistics companies—on its recent transaction with Nikkon Holdings of Japan.

Supreme Auto Transport is a family-owned business based in Colorado. As a leader in the vehicle transport sector, the company offers flexible, secure, and personalized shipping solutions to deliver vehicles to every corner of the United States. The company leverages a proprietary Car Hauler Automation Software (CHAS) to ensure that inspection, pickup, delivery, claims, and other events are electronically reported in real-time, and SAT drivers average 10+ years in the industry. For more information, visit Supreme Auto here.

Doug, Mike and I couldn’t be happier to have engaged Capstone Partners to assist us with our search. They understood our company and our objectives from Day 1 and worked tirelessly to find us the very best possible partner for Supreme Auto Transport’s future development.

Jack NugentPresident & CEO, Supreme Auto Transport

Jack Nugent, President & Chief Executive Officer of Supreme Auto Transport, commented, “Since its founding, over 20 years ago, Doug Fellows, Mike Montoya and I have been proud and excited to watch Supreme Auto Transport grow into one of the USA’s leading finished vehicle logistics companies. Since that success is almost entirely due to the quality of our drivers and employees and the service that they provide to our customers, it was critical to us to find a partner that could help us continue recruiting and retaining the highest quality personnel and continue to provide Industry-leading service levels to our customers.”

Jonathan Adams, Co-head of Transportation & Logistics at Capstone Partners, added, “While Automotive Manufacturers have always placed a high importance on their outbound logistics, it took the supply chain disruptions associated with the recent pandemic to demonstrate just how critical the services performed by supply chain partners, such as Supreme Auto Transport, really are. At the same time, leading international automotive logistics companies, such as Nikkon Holdings, have come to appreciate the sheer scale of the U.S. Automotive market and how much value can be delivered by providing a seamless, integrated logistics service to the Vehicle Manufacturers that serve it. I am confident that the Supreme Auto Transportation’s partnership with Nikkon Holdings is a transaction that will go on delivering value for many years to come and I am both grateful and proud of the contribution that Capstone Partners was able to make to its creation.”

Since its establishment in 1953 as NIPPON KONPO UNPAN CO., LTD., the NIKKON Holdings Group has been at the forefront of packaging, transportation, warehousing, development of special vehicles, and other businesses, developing high-quality, stable integrated logistics services. For more information, visit Nikkon Holdings here.

The expert investment banking professionals on Capstone Partners’ Transportation & Logistics Team work with leading middle market companies operating in the Trucking market to advise with their strategic decision-making in order to maximize financial outcomes at every stage of the business lifecycle. Our firm has developed a full suite of corporate finance solutions, including M&A advisory, debt advisory, financial advisory, and equity capital financing to help privately owned businesses and private equity firms address any need, ranging from growth and financial or operational advisement to an ultimate exit transaction. To learn more about this transaction, or about the benefits of starting a relationship with our Transportation & Logistics Banking Team, contact us here.