April 9 - Atlantic Street Capital, a private equity firm with a focus on lower middle-market special situation and deep value investments, has acquired EZE Trucking, a leading provider of specialist logistics services for the infrastructure market.


Founded in 1972, EZE Trucking is a leading heavy haul and over dimensional transportation provider based in Los Angeles. The company has grown rapidly under the direction of its President Kirk Jensen who, since 2001, has led an effort to take EZE Trucking from a local provider to a diversified national player. EZE has attained a leading market share in California, Arizona, and Nevada and has a growing national specialty brokerage operation. Its diverse base of customers manufacture critical components for road, bridge, and water/wastewater replacement and repair projects. EZE hauls such freight as cranes and heavy equipment, oversized storage tankers, structural support beams, water transmission infrastructure components, and other large specialty material.
"We believe the acquisition of EZE Trucking represents an exciting opportunity for Atlantic Street to support a leading player in the attractive specialty transportation sector," said Peter Shabecoff, Managing Partner of Atlantic Street Capital. "As the country continues to invest in improving its deteriorating network of roads and bridges that will have a key impact on EZE's growth."
"We have established a number of significant competitive advantages during our years of focused operation in the specialist transportation sector that has helped make us a leading regional provider to companies serving the infrastructure industry," said Mr Jensen. "We are very pleased to be partnering with Atlantic Street and with the expected abundance of projects, the resources and support that the Atlantic Street management brings will strengthen and expand our services to help move us towards our goal of becoming a strong national provider."