Fairmount Partners Advises S.H. Bell On Acquisition By Associated Terminals

Associated Terminals, a leading provider of stevedoring and marine services, is proud to announce that its management group has purchased S. H. Bell Company and subsidiaries. S.H. Bell will continue to operate independently in its existing trade and under its well-recognized name, and the existing management team will remain in place to manage day-to-day operations under the terms of the agreement.  S.H. Bell is a well-respected name in the global supply chain that provides handling, storage, processing, packaging and record-keeping services for a diverse customer base, including logistics services such as drayage and truck transportation. This strategic move will create greater efficiencies for Associated Terminals and S.H. Bell, by connecting and expanding operations, locations, and destinations.

Todd Fuller, President of Associated Terminals, stated, “We are thrilled to welcome S.H. Bell into our existing group of companies. This acquisition is a testament to our commitment to growth and excellence in serving our customers, with a dedication to efficiency and streamlining the movement of cargo to its final destination. John Bell and Adam Bell, and their team members, have always had our admiration. We share cultures where we believe that every team member plays a pivotal role in our organization and our customers deserve the highest level of customer service. This acquisition allows us to optimize our operations and provide end-to-end solutions for our customers.”

John Bell, President of S.H. Bell, echoed these sentiments, saying, “Joining forces with Associated Terminals management presents exciting opportunities. We look forward to leveraging our combined expertise and cultural alignment to deliver unparalleled service and value.”

Fairmount Partners served as the financial advisor to S.H. Bell pursuant to this transaction.

About Associated Terminals:

Associated Terminals is a leading provider of stevedoring, marine, and logistics services, specializing in bulk cargo handling across the Gulf Coast and beyond. With a focus on safety, efficiency, and customer satisfaction, Associated Terminals delivers customized solutions to meet the unique needs of each client.

Their comprehensive capabilities enable seamless cargo transfers and efficient supply chain management.

About S.H. Bell:

S.H. Bell is a renowned name in the warehousing and transportation industry, offering a wide range of cargo handling services in the upper Ohio River Valley, Chicago, and Baltimore regions.  Founded in 1933, with a 91-year history of excellence and a commitment to service quality, S.H. Bell has built a strong reputation as a trusted partner for handling and storage of various metals, minerals, and semi-finished industrial materials.

About Fairmount Partners

Fairmount Partners is an independent merger and acquisition advisory firm focused on supporting middle-market companies complete mergers and acquisitions, raise funds for growth, acquisitions, and liquidity, and design and improve their corporate development strategies.  Fairmount’s clients include successful entrepreneurs, private equity-sponsored enterprises, and global public companies.  Since 2003, Fairmount has completed more than 290 transactions representing over $17 billion in aggregate value across 24 countries throughout North and South America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. For more information, please visit www.fairmountpartners.com.