Founded by Richard Lombardi and James Napolitano in 1992, AZ Corporation (“AZ”) is North America’s second largest provider of container freight station (“CFS”) services with a leading share in export-oriented CFS. AZ also provides related services including value-added warehousing, distribution and transportation to a core customer base including the world’s top freight forwarders, neutral NVOCCs, retailers, consumer packaged goods companies and related businesses. AZ services its diverse client base out of nine port and inland facilities, with multiple locations at the ports of New York/New Jersey and Los Angeles/Long Beach as well as Chicago, Miami, Atlanta and Charleston. Richard Lombardi and James Napolitano were approached by South Kearny, NJ based St. George Logistics, AZ’s largest competitor and North America’s largest import-oriented CFS provider, regarding a potential merger of the two companies with the backing of Wind Point Partners, the Chicago based private equity firm which had recently acquired St. George. Silvergrove was engaged to represent AZ and its shareholders in this highly strategic transaction which closed in a short timeframe. The merger created the leading platform in the CFS industry with 24 port and inland facilities totaling approximately four million square feet, a talented staff of more than 1,100 logistics professionals, and a national network of more than 80 partner facilities.