Van Pool Acquires Special Needs Transportation Business of Clinton Livery

Acquisition Strengthens Position in Central Massachusetts

October 11, 2016

Boston, MA — Fort Point Capital (“Fort Point”), a private equity firm focused on investing in service-oriented middle market companies, announced today that its portfolio company, Van Pool Transportation, a leading regional provider of transportation services for special needs school children, has acquired the special needs school transportation business of Clinton Livery, a transportation company based in Clinton, MA. The acquisition provides Van Pool with additional density in Central Massachusetts, while adding new customers and continuing to grow its footprint in New England.

“For over two decades, Clinton Livery has built deep and lasting relationships with its customers,” said Van Pool CEO Kevin Hinkamper. “We look forward to continuing this legacy and to providing the highest levels of customer service to the students, families and school districts it has served.”

“We’re excited for the opportunity to partner with a like-minded company in our pursuit of becoming the premier special needs student transportation company in New England,” said Christina Pai, a Partner at Fort Point.

About Van Pool Transportation

Founded in 1980, Van Pool Transportation is a leading regional provider of transportation services for special needs school children in New England.  Based in Wilbraham, Massachusetts, Van Pool delivers unmatched customer service to students, families, schools, and districts.  With a staff of over 1,200 employees, the Company transports over 4,000 students each day across more than 120 school districts, utilizing a fleet of approximately 1,000 vehicles. To learn more, visit

About Fort Point Capital 

Based in Boston, Massachusetts, Fort Point Capital is a private equity firm that invests in lower middle market, service-oriented companies in partnership with strong management teams. Fort Point Capital is currently investing from FPC Small Cap Fund I. Please contact Fort Point at (617) 303-2121 or visit