Deal Announcement – Frontenac recapitalizes Zipline Logistics

R.L. Hulett (“RLH”) is pleased to announce that its client, Frontenac, has partnered with the founders of Zipline Logistics (“Zipline”) to recapitalize the business for future growth.  RLH originated the transaction for Frontenac.

About Zipline Logistics

Zipline Logistics, headquartered in Columbus, OH, is a third-party logistics solutions provider exclusively servicing the consumer-packaged goods sector. Zipline processes were built specifically to resolve the most critical logistics challenges faced by consumer goods brands shipping into retail. They tailor strategies to reduce overall transportation spend, optimize retail performance, and beat out the competition for shelf space. By focusing on retail-specialization, they have maintained a customer satisfaction score ranking 5 times the industry average throughout 11 consecutive years of award-winning growth. For more information, please visit

About Frontenac

Frontenac is a Chicago-based private equity firm. The firm focuses on investing in lower middle market buyout transactions in the consumer, industrial, and services industries. Frontenac works in partnership with established operating leaders, through an executive-centric approach called CEO1ST, which seeks to identify, acquire, and build market-leading companies through transformational acquisitions and operational excellence. Over the last 50+ years, Frontenac has built a leading franchise working with over 275 owners of mid-sized businesses as they address complex transition issues of liquidity, management enhancement, and growth planning.

About RLH

R.L. Hulett is a middle-market investment bank founded in St. Louis, Missouri in 1981 providing business owners, executives and private equity firms with M&A advisory services designed to deliver optimal outcomes.  With a deep commitment to the success of its clients, RLH has successfully advised in over 275 transactions in a variety of industries including industrials, food & beverage, transportation and logistics and healthcare.  What sets the firm apart is its passionate approach and ability to deliver exceptional results through an unwavering commitment to client service since 1981.


For more information regarding this transaction, please contact:

Trevor Hulett

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