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Talking Materials Handling: What’s up with Private Equity

Listen in as THL's Jim Carlisle discusses the investments his firm has made in supply chain, and his outlook for the future. Executive editor Bob Trebilcock are hosts.

Recording Date/Time
Thursday, May 4, 2023 9:08AM
Podcast Duraton
00:26:32 hrs/min/sec

Automation Investment

Private equity and venture capital funds have invested billions in the supply chain and materials handling automation space over the last 7 or 8 years. The result has been tremendous strides in innovative software and hardware solutions and a changed landscape for automation.

THL, the Boston-based investment firm where Jim Carlisle is a managing director and oversees the automation fund, was early to the table and is now a leader in the space. His fund has backed companies as diverse as AutoStore and Fortna.

On this episode of Talking Materials Handling, host Bob Trebilcock talks to Carlisle about why private equity is investing in this space; how the investment landscape is changing; and why he sees a bright future for materals handling automation.

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Bob Trebilcock
Bob Trebilcock is the editorial director for Modern Materials Handling and an editorial advisor to Supply Chain Management Review. He has covered materials handling, technology, logistics, and supply chain topics for nearly 30 years. He is a graduate of Bowling Green State University. He lives in Chicago and can be reached at 603-357-0484.
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