Descartes Acquires GreenMile for $30M

Descartes Systems Group has acquired GreenMile in an up-front cash consideration of $30 million.

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Descartes Systems Group has acquired GreenMile in an up-front cash consideration of $30 million.  GreenMile’s scalable mobile route execution solutions have been built with capabilities to better serve the global distribution industry, allowing for customers to continually improve service and travel time standards.

“GreenMile has built a great business by focusing on the unique challenges faced by retail food and beverage distribution companies,” said Andrew Roszko, EVP Commercial Operations at Descartes. “Their mobile applications are used by drivers around the world to improve their productivity and provide real-time delivery visibility to enhance customer service. The platform is complemented with advanced analytics and delivery performance management tools to provide managers in the field and corporate leadership with a comprehensive view of field operations. When combined with Descartes’ advanced route optimization tools, we believe it presents a compelling proposition to help distributors improve their final-mile delivery operations.”

“We continue to invest in a broader set of capabilities to help our customers across diverse industry verticals solve their final-mile challenges,” said Edward J Ryan, Descartes’ CEO. “The GreenMile combination helps us by adding a team with deep domain expertise in retail food and beverage distribution, extending our operational footprint and presence in Latin America, and adding to our community of truly global distribution companies. We’re thrilled to welcome the GreenMile employees, customers and partners into the Descartes family.”

Per Descartes:

  • GreenMile’s innovative solutions are used by some of the world’s largest food and beverage companies to digitize final-mile delivery processes, thereby eliminating paper from the supply chain, increasing efficiencies and improving customer satisfaction.

  • The maximum amount payable under the all-cash performance-based earn-out is $10.0 million, based on GreenMile achieving revenue-based targets over the first two years post-acquisition.
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