Van Pool Transportation Acquires Judco Inc.
Acquisition Strengthens Position in Southeastern Massachusetts
July 17, 2017
Boston, MA — Fort Point Capital (“Fort Point”), a private equity firm investing in service-oriented middle market companies, announced today that its portfolio company, Van Pool Transportation, a leading provider of transportation services for special needs school children, has acquired Judco Inc., a special needs school transportation company based in Duxbury, MA. The acquisition strengthens Van Pool’s presence in Southeastern Massachusetts, adds key school districts to its customer base and expands its footprint in New England. Judco represents Van Pool’s second acquisition in the last 12 months following the Clinton Livery transaction in September 2016.
“Since 1979, Judco has fostered and sustained positive long-term customer relationships,” said Van Pool CEO Kevin Hinkamper. “We look forward to continuing this legacy and to providing the highest levels of customer service to Judco’s students, families and school districts.”
“We’re excited to welcome all of Judco’s employees, customers and families to the Van Pool team,” 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 www.vanpooltransportation.com.
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 www.fortpointcapital.com.