Cassel Salpeter & Co. served as exclusive financial advisor to Austin-based Trucker Path, Inc., a leading software platform for the trucking industry, on its sale to Renren, Inc. (NYSE: RENN). This deal represented Cassel Salpeter’s third technology transaction in 2017.
Trucker Path’s core product is the Trucker Path app, a trip planning companion for truck drivers, enabling a large driver community to assist each other in updating the real-time status of relevant points-of-interest on their route. It helps truckers find truck stops, available parking spots, rest areas, scales, open DOT weigh stations, truck washes and more. Expanding on the success of the Trucker Path app, Trucker Path also introduced the Truckloads app, a mobile marketplace providing freight load matching with over 3 million loads posted monthly. Currently, Trucker Path has more than 600,000 monthly active users, which represent more than 33% of all U.S. long haul truck drivers, and maintains steady organic growth. For Renren’s global business, the acquisition of Trucker Path means an entry into the transportation sector.
“We appreciated Cassel Salpeter’s timely and thorough marketing to the right potential acquirers for Trucker Path” said Ivan Tsybaev, Founder and CEO, Trucker Path. “Cassel Salpeter guided us through a competitive process and clearly articulated the acquisition alternatives to management and the Board of Directors. Cassel Salpeter continued to actively guide us through due diligence and closing.”
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Cassel Salpeter & Co., LLC is an independent investment banking firm that provides advice to middle market and emerging growth companies in the U.S. and worldwide. Together, the firm’s professionals have experience providing private and public companies with a broad spectrum of investment banking and financial advisory services, including: mergers and acquisitions; equity and debt capital raises; fairness and solvency opinions; valuations; and restructurings, such as 363 sales and plans of reorganization. Co-founded by James Cassel and Scott Salpeter, the firm provides objective, unbiased, results-focused services that clients need to achieve their goals. Personally involved at every stage of all engagements, the firm’s senior professionals have forged relationships and completed hundreds of transactions and assignments nationwide. The firm’s headquarters are in Miami. Member FINRA and SIPC. More information is available at www.CasselSalpeter.com.