Through the introduction of innovative programs like the “Buyer’s Boot Camp” and “Sellers Boot Camp,” Andy Ahern, CEO of Ahern and Associates, the nation’s top transportation acquisition consulting firm, has been able to have a marked impact on the current movement within the transportation industry towards consolidation.
Ahern’s unique ability to create markets within the trucking, logistics and warehousing industries where none may have existed before have positioned him and his firm to set a year over year record in terms of the sheer number of acquisitions his firm has assisted in. Not only does Ahern assist some of the largest transportation companies in their search for ideal acquisition targets, Ahern also works with regional carriers who may be looking for an exit plan to help them better position themselves for a buyout.
For those who are simply looking to improve their overall profitability, Ahern and his team of trucking industry executive consultants provide the most comprehensive service available. Based on an on-site visit and numerous interviews with top management, Ahern thoroughly dissects a trucking or logistics firm, from their everyday operations, to personnel, sales, marketing and of course bottom line financials. This program alone has literally saved dozens of transportation companies from closing their doors as well as the hundreds of jobs that would have went along with it.
Ahern and his staff have received letter after letter from satisfied clients, all expressing deep gratitude for the work he has done and thanking him for the impact he has had on their business:
“I know the value your firm is to my organization, and I want to thank you for all you have done to improve my operations and profitability.”
“I would like to thank you for the hard work and dedication throughout the acquisition process.”
“It was clear in, on our first telephone conversation, that you have a deep understanding of the Transportation and Logistics Industry.”
“After our first face to face meeting, I requested your assistance in designing an “exit” strategy for our business; in short amount of time, we had companies expressing interest.”
“My wife and I feel extremely fortunate to be associated with you and your firm.”“In my opinion, there is no one that has your knowledge and hands on experience when it comes to placing the value on Transportation entities”.
“We are a better company, because of you and your staff.”
“I personally take great pleasure in being able to take a company who is on the brink of closure and massive job loss to a thriving business with happy drivers, efficient managers and proud, profitable owners in only a few short months,” explained Ahern.
About Ahern & Associates, Ltd.:
Ahern and Associates is North America’s leading trucking and transportation management consulting firm. The skilled consultants at Ahern and Associates specialize in mergers and acquisitions of trucking and logistics companies as well as the restructuring and evaluation of existing carriers that seek to increase operating efficiency and improve profitability. Since 1987, Ahern and Associates has aided hundreds of buyers in the acquisition of trucking and logistics companies throughout the U.S. and Canada as well as assisting many transportation and logistics companies in reducing their overall operating costs and increasing their profitability.