TrueBlue (TBI) Acquires MDT Personnel for $48M

February 6, 2013 8:09 AM EST Send to a Friend
TrueBlue, Inc. (NYSE: TBI) announced today that it has acquired substantially all of the assets of MDT Personnel, a temporary staffing provider with 105 branch locations and more than 15 on-site locations in 25 states.

MDT is the third-largest general labor staffing firm in the U.S. and supplies blue-collar labor to industries similar to those served by TrueBlue, including construction, event staffing, disaster recovery, hospitality, and manufacturing. TrueBlue will expand the size of its general labor business by merging MDT’s operations with those of Labor Ready. The addition of MDT creates a TrueBlue organization with combined annual revenue of approximately $1.6 billion.

CEO Steve Cooper called MDT “an excellent match” with TrueBlue’s existing business, and said that the acquisition will enhance TrueBlue’s national position as the leading provider of dependable blue-collar temporary labor.

Cooper added that the decision to acquire MDT’s operations reflects the company’s overall optimism about growth in the staffing industry and that it will continue to pursue other opportunities to grow through acquisitions.

The base purchase price was $48 million with $12 million paid in cash and $36 million in assumed debt. An additional amount was paid to reimburse the Seller for excess working capital. The deal closed Monday, Feb. 4, 2013.


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