Billionaire dealmaker cools on M&A with focus on XPO growth

BRADLEY JACOBS, CEO of XPO Logistics Inc., speaks during an interview in New York last year. Jacobs said XPO sees up to $1 billion in organic sales in 2016 and may return to making acquisitions in 2017. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/CHRIS GOODNEY
BRADLEY JACOBS, CEO of XPO Logistics Inc., speaks during an interview in New York last year. Jacobs said XPO sees up to $1 billion in organic sales in 2016 and may return to making acquisitions in 2017. /BLOOMBERG NEWS PHOTO/CHRIS GOODNEY
SAN FRANCISCO - Brad Jacobs made a fortune during a decades-long wave of mergers and acquisitions. Now he’s putting deal making on hold and focusing his attention on expanding XPO Logistics Inc. from the inside. “Acquisitions are not in our life at the moment,” Jacobs, 60, the company’s chairman and CEO, said in a conference call…

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