NEW YORK, June 2, 2014: North American transportation and logistics industry leader TransForce Inc. announced today that a wholly-owned subsidiary of TransForce has entered into an agreement with private equity firm Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Incorporated to acquire the entire share capital of its portfolio company, Transport America, Inc., a provider of truckload carriage and logistics services. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions and should close near the end of June 2014. The purchase price represents a total enterprise value of approximately $310 million, including the assumption of Transport America’s debt of about $150 million.
Morgan Lewis served as legal adviser to the TransForce subsidiary on its acquisition of Transport America, Inc. The Morgan Lewis team was led by Business and Finance Practice partner Jonathan Morris and associate Danielle Davis. Assisting on the transaction were Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation Practice partner Gary Rothstein, Environmental Transactions Practice partner Judith Walkoff, Litigation Practice of counsel Lisa Campisi, Tax Practice partner Richard Zarin, Antitrust Practice partner Harry Robins, Real Estate Practice of counsel Kathleen Martin, and Intellectual Property Practice partner Karen Butcher.
Goldner Hawn was represented by Dorsey & Whitney on the transaction.
For further information about the transaction, please see TransForce’s and Transport America’s press release.