DSC Logistics announces intent to transfer majority ownership to CJ Logistics

DSC Logistics intends to transfer majority ownership to CJ Logistics, creating a platform to accelerate growth for both companies

Des Plaines, IL – DSC Logistics, a leading logistics and supply chain management company, today announced its intent to transfer majority ownership to CJ Logistics, pending regulatory and other customary approvals. The decision marks further advancement of DSC’s strategy of continuous transformation and continuity plan.

“CJ Logistics is the right fit, at the right time,” said Ann Drake, CEO of DSC Logistics. “CJ shares our passion for dynamic supply chain leadership and will provide a global platform for DSC, while DSC will provide a platform of expertise, capabilities and leadership in the US.”

The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018. Through the agreement, Ann Drake will remain as Chair of the DSC Advisory Board and retain minority ownership. The company’s senior leadership will remain in place, with Ed Bowersox as President, David Copeland as Chief Financial Officer, and Kevin Coleman as Chief Customer Officer. The company’s corporate offices will remain in Des Plaines, IL.

DSC was founded in 1960 by Jim McIlrath on Chicago’s Southside as Dry Storage Corporation, in the upper floor of a former stockyards building. Ann Drake joined the company in the 1990’s to build DSC Logistics, a future-focused company excelling at strategic partnerships, thought leadership and high-performance operations. The pending acquisition signals a third new chapter in the company’s story of 58 years of growth and change.

Keun Tae Park, President of CJ Logistics commented: “Following our market expansion into China and Southeast Asia, we are pleased to join forces with DSC Logistics in the US. We look forward to combining our technical capabilities and network to create synergies and to become a market leader in US logistics, especially in the W&D (warehousing and distribution) space.”

“Together with DSC Logistics, CJ looks forward to maximizing customer value and being the preferred global SCM innovator partner in the US,” said Pious Jung, CEO of CJ America. “We have a shared vision to become a top-5 global logistics company.”

Republic Partners and Sidley Austin LLP served as advisors to DSC Logistics on this transaction.

About DSC Logistics
DSC Logistics is a leader in transforming logistics and supply chain management into a critical business strategy based on collaborative partnerships, innovative thinking and high-performance operations. DSC achieves the business goals of Fortune 500 and other leading companies by designing, integrating, managing and adapting supply chain solutions. As a Lead Logistics Partner (LLP), third-party logistics (3PL) provider and supply chain consultant, DSC provides dynamic supply chain leadership, reducing total system costs, transforming business processes, improving service to customers and facilitating growth and change. dsclogistics.com

About CJ Logistics
Founded in 1930, CJ Logistics joined CJ Group in 2011 and is currently one of CJ’s most dynamic businesses. As the leading logistics company in Korea and in Asia and a leader in global SCM innovation, CJ Logistics has established a global footprint by offering customers an integrated one-stop SCM service platform in air & sea forwarding, shipping, contract logistics, parcel & express delivery and SCM consulting. In North and South America, CJ Logistics has been providing logistics services to the auto, electronics, and CPG industries. cjlogistics.com

For more information, please contact Jennifer Nix at jennifer.nix@dsclogistics.com or call (312) 608-7304.

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