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.
Listen to this episode of Talking Materials Handling wherever you get your podcasts.