Global law firm Norton Rose Fulbright has advised global leader in logistics and transportation software and services, BluJay Solutions, on the acquisition of Australian-based logistics software supplier, Expedient Software.
Expedient Software has proven expertise in the Australian and New Zealand forwarding and customs market and was the first logistics software supplier in Australia to provide a Cloud Software Solution.
The deal demonstrates BluJay's strategic investment in technologies that enable frictionless supply chains for its customers and expands its footprint in the Australian and New Zealand regions.
Led by partner Ben Smits, the Sydney corporate M&A team advised on all aspects of the transaction, including negotiation, regulatory advice, legal due diligence, tax/structuring advice and the completion of the sale which occurred on 28 February 2020.
BluJay's global chief financial officer Michael Hunt commented:
"A huge thank you to the team at Norton Rose Fullbright. Their global reach and local knowledge proved essential in helping us complete this important, strategic acquisition. The team was responsive, pragmatic and highly effective at enabling the deal to happen."
Norton Rose Fulbright partner Ben Smits commented:
"With this acquisition, we will continue to see BluJay as a leading global player in the logistics and supply chains market, now with a strengthened customs network to better serve its new expanded customer base in the Australian and New Zealand regions. We're pleased to have been able to bring together a number of partners, across corporate M&A, tax, IP, technology and employment and labour, to assist our client in this important transaction."
Ben was supported by partners Greg Reinhardt, Georgina Hey, Peter Mulligan and Sally Woodward, and senior associate, Oliver Kabongo.