TIP set to acquire PEMA as part of its international growth and diversification strategy


AMSTERDAM, 2019 – TIP Trailer Services, a portfolio company of I Squared Capital and a leading trailer leasing, rental, maintenance and repair provider across Europe and Canada, has signed an agreement to acquire PEMA GmbH from Société Générale. PEMA is a commercial vehicle leasing and rental company offering services in Belgium, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Germany, Poland, Sweden and Switzerland, that will bolster TIP’s geographic footprint, strengthen its position in Germany and provide an entrance into the Swiss market.

“This is an exciting step in our path of growth and diversification as we continue to build a stronger platform for the benefit of our customers, partners, employees and stakeholders,” said Adil Rahmathulla, Chairman of the TIP Trailer Services Board and Managing Partner of I Squared Capital. “With the acquisition of PEMA, TIP will gain scale and increased geographic diversification with a stronger position in Germany. We continue to seek opportunities to grow the platform, including high-end specialized assets, while maintaining our established offerings and levels of service.”

“The combined companies will have nearly 89,000 trailers and trucks as well as over 100 workshops offering the largest repair network in Europe and Canada and provide a one-stop shop solution for a wide variety of commercial vehicle equipment,” noted Bob Fast, President and CEO of TIP Trailer Services. “Our customers will have a seamless service partner across Europe and Canada, simplifying their fleet management and enabling them to focus on their core business activities while enjoying TIP’s strong reliability and customer service.”

TIP and PEMA are both service-orientated companies with longstanding experience in transportation and logistics across Europe supporting customer needs throughout the entire lifecycle of trailers, swap bodies and trucks. PEMA has a modern and diverse fleet of trucks, rigid vehicles and trailers from leading brands including Krone, MAN, Schmitz Cargobull and Volvo. Since 2008, PEMA has been part of the GEFA Group, the equipment finance arm of French banking group Société Générale. Société Générale Equipment Finance holds a 100 percent stake in PEMA group through its German subsidiary, GEFA Bank.

Closing is expected in the coming months subject to customary regulatory approvals.

About TIP Trailer Services
TIP Trailer Services is an equipment service provider specializing in trailer leasing, rental, maintenance and repair, as well as other value-added services to transportation and logistics customers across Europe and Canada. The company has one of the largest and most diverse trailer rental and leasing fleets with over 70,000 units. Headquartered in Amsterdam, TIP has over 2000 employees and services its customers from 98 locations in 17 countries across Europe and Canada.

About PEMA
Founded in 1976, PEMA is a commercial vehicle lease and rental company specializing in trucks and trailers and employs around 440 people. PEMA holds a diversified fleet of over 19,000 units with a wide selection of leading brands including Schmitz Cargobull, Krone and Koegel (trailers) and DAF, Volvo, MAN, Mercedes and Renault (trucks). PEMA operates 18 locations throughout Northern and Central Europe including four in-house workshops.

About I Squared Capital
I Squared Capital is an independent global infrastructure investment manager focusing on energy, utilities, telecom, transport and social infrastructure in the Americas, Europe and Asia. The firm has offices in Hong Kong, Houston, London, Miami, New Delhi, New York and Singapore.

Media Contact

For I Squared Capital
Andreas Moon
Managing Director and Head of Investor Relations
+1 (786) 693-5799

For TIP Europe
Marc Aandeweg
Vice President Sales & Marketing
+31 (20) 504 - 1767


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