Trimble to Acquire Transporeon, for €1.88 Billion


Trimble (NASDAQ: TRMB), a Westminster, CO-based industrial technology company, acquired Transporeon, an Ulm, Germany-based cloud-based transportation management software platform provider.

The amount of the deal was €1.88 Billion. Trimble will acquire Transporeon from Hg, a software and services investor and current majority shareholder in the business.

With the acquisition, expected to close in the first half of 2023, subject to customary closing conditions including regulatory approvals, Trimble will expand its offering.

Led by Stephan Sieber, CEO, Transporeon cloud-based transportation management platform provides modular applications that power a global network for 145,000 carriers and 1,400 shippers and load recipients with an integrated suite of sourcing, planning, execution, monitoring and settlement tools. The open platform integrates with more than 3,000 global ERP and transportation management systems, enabling a dense network to facilitate more than 25 million on-platform transports in 2022. Transporeon helps customers increase competitiveness, lower costs, reduce waste and solve complex freight problems through automation, real-time insights and network participation. The company is headquartered in Ulm, Germany, and maintains 18 offices around the globe with +1,400 employees across 27 countries.

Led by Rob Painter, CEO, Trimble provides core technologies in positioning, modeling, connectivity and data analytics, which connect the digital and physical worlds to improve productivity, quality, safety, transparency and sustainability.