Accelerating growth in transportation software

We help best-in-class software companies transform the future of transportation. When you're ready to sell, we'll make sure your team, customers, and legacy thrive on.

Supply chain   |   Fleet management   |   Logistics   |   Aviation   |   Maritime

The best permanent home for transportation innovators

Building a successful transportation software business is no easy feat—and neither is finding the right partner to carry your team and customers into the future. We're here to provide a solution that preserves your legacy and fuels your long-term growth.

In it for
the long haul

We buy, hold, and grow for life—and never plan to resell your business. That gives your team and customers confidence and stability long into the future.

Strength
in numbers

You’re part of a large family of software businesses, including other successful transportation tech companies, that share expertise and resources to help you grow.

A future
of independence

Our decentralized model respects the autonomy of your decision makers while supporting your team in managing day-to-day operations.

Invested
in talent

Your people are key to your success. We’re committed to protecting and nurturing the strength of your existing teams and building the best workplaces in the world.

Experts in
transportation software

With a focus on enterprise software in transportation, we have the knowledge and experience to evaluate your business quickly and execute on growth.

Big-picture
mindset

As a permanent solution for your software business, we invest the capital in building your products and teams for decades to come.

Seller story

TransPlus zooms ahead

After 20 years building and scaling a comprehensive software platform for the entire transportation management lifecycle, the owners of TransPlus were ready for a change. They needed a new home where employees and tech would continue to grow.

Guide

How to sell your business

If you’re a first-time seller, the idea of handing over the reins can be stressful. Learn the ins and out of the process and how to set your company up for continued success.

Fact sheet

Transparent decisions, fast execution

Wondering what to expect from the sale process? Our responsive team is experienced at keeping decisions honest, confidential, and fast. We’ll work to find mutual alignment while conducting thorough due diligence and executing right away.

Seller story

TransPlus zooms ahead

After 20 years building and scaling a comprehensive software platform for the entire transportation management lifecycle, the owners of TransPlus were ready for a change. They needed a new home where employees and tech would continue to grow.

Webinar

What to expect when selling your business

Hear directly from two former owners who’ve recently been through the sale process. They share their experience and advice on establishing goals, priorities and outcomes.

Fact sheet

Transparent decisions, fast execution

Wondering what to expect from the sale process? Our responsive team is experienced at keeping decisions honest, confidential, and fast. We’ll work to find mutual alignment while conducting thorough due diligence and executing right away.

“After 15 years of growing Argus we felt it needed to take that next step, but were careful in choosing who had the credentials to look after our team and grow it even further, Banyan seemed like the right fit and since the acquisition this has proved to be the case. Banyan’s values aligned well with our own, in our people first organization – and this was proved to us throughout the M&A process, with much discussion based around company culture and values."

Aaron Muir, former owner, Argus Tracking
ARGUSTRACKING.CO.NZ

Frequently asked questions

All of our transportation businesses are leaders in niche markets and led by independent management teams. Banyan’s role is to support them in growing their success and preserving their individual culture. Our team includes business specialists who have significant experience working in supply chain management, transportation management, logistics, and more.

You can expect a responsive, transparent, and confidential sale process from start to finish. We only engage in processes where we are highly confident that there is a strong fit, that we can close in a clean and seamless way, and that we will be great stewards of the company going forward. It typically takes anywhere from 3 to 5 months, but from the beginning we take care to set a pace and timeline that you’re comfortable with. Read more about our sale process.

Our experienced team works closely with you to find the right solution, whether you want to stay at the helm or make a graceful exit. Close to two-thirds of the time, owners are seeking to retire or move on, either at closing or within a year or two post-acquisition. In these situations, we work together to recruit great talent, ensuring we find leaders who are the right fit.

You know your business and customers best. That’s why we follow a decentralized model that lets you or your management team continue running day-to-day operations. We always plan to keep existing teams and products intact as stand-alone businesses that nonetheless benefit from being part of a larger family of software companies. While we welcome opportunities to explore new sales channels, we typically keep our businesses, brands, and products separate and tend not to absorb one into another.

We work with entrepreneurs who care deeply about their customers and want to avoid seeing their business end up in the wrong hands. By providing a permanent home, we ensure your customers have confidence and stability long into the future. We’re committed to sustaining, building, and strengthening relationships for decades to come.

Our goal is to be the best permanent home for successful software businesses. Unlike traditional investment firms, we have no desire to resell your company down the road. We look to hold onto and grow our businesses for life.

All Banyan employees have access to growth opportunities across our portfolio of businesses. We believe that great software companies are only possible because of great people. Not only do we strive to minimize impact to your team post-acquisition, we also nurture a culture of professional and personal growth that helps strengthen your talent pool, improve employee satisfaction, and drive innovation.

Meet the team

If you own a successful transportation software business and are thinking about selling, Banyan could be the place for you. Our experienced team is available to answer your questions and explore if we’re the right fit for your business.

Josh Burkart,
Corporate Development
Manager

Josh is focused on expanding our transportation software portfolio by leveraging his background in finance and business development. He possesses a passion for driving operational improvements and has several years of experience introducing software solutions to drive efficiencies in some of the largest enterprise logistics businesses in the world.

Anthony Marotta,
M&A Director

Anthony is an experienced M&A leader who works closely with business owners and entrepreneurs throughout the entire acquisition process. He enjoys supporting founders with the tools and resources to be successful post-acquisition and is well-versed in the transportation industry having managed a fleet of +500 vehicles in a previous role.

Max Risen,
Head of M&A

Max is a software-focused entrepreneurial accountant who leads the acquisition and post-merger integrations of our vertical market software businesses throughout Canada, US, Europe, and Australia. His passion for technology, finance, and business operations led him to transition from assurance and M&A advisory to working with founders throughout the sale process.

Allan Lamar
Operating Partner

Allan has spent nearly 20 years helping start-up and mature vertical market software companies simplify, improve, and grow their operations. Having experience on both sides of the acquisition process, Allan takes pride in guiding businesses and their people through the transition with confidence and vision. He has provided leadership directly to 3 software companies and has supported over 16 more as an operating partner.

What makes
a Banyan business?

Our businesses generally meet these criteria:

  1. History of profitability with annual revenues greater than $2M
  2. Profitable with a high contribution of recurring revenue
  3. Market leadership with a strong, defensible position in a niche area
  4. Great customer relationships characterized by high retention and satisfaction rates
  5. Highly engaged team with happy, committed employees and low turnover

Let's talk about
your business

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