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ArcBest Corporation

$25.0 Million 09/02/2016 Transportation & Logistics Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On September 2, 2016, ABF Logistics, a subsidiary of ArcBest Corporation (“ArcBest” or the “Company”) announced the completion of the acquisition of Logistics & Distribution Services, LLC (“LDS”), in a transaction valued at $25.0 million
  • The acquisition of LDS complements ABF Logistics by adding to its existing services, specifically in deploying dedicated capacity, which will increase the breadth of available solutions to its customers
  • This acquisition is the third for ABF Logistics since its formation in 2013, after acquiring Bear Transportation Services in December 2015 and Smart Lines Transportation Group in January 2015
  • Stephens Inc. served as the Company’s exclusive financial advisor in the acquisition of LDS

About the company

ArcBest Corporation

ArcBest Corporation (Nasdaq: ARCB) provides complex logistics and transportation solutions. ArcBest’s companies and brands – ABF Freight, ABF Logistics, Panther Premium Logistics, FleetNet America, U-Pack and ArcBest Technologies – apply their expertise with every shipment and supply chain solution, household move or vehicle repair.

ABF Logistics

ABF Logistics provides third-party logistics services including brokerage, intermodal and ocean transport, transportation management, warehousing and household moving. ABF Logistics builds and delivers seamless, customized supply chain solutions powered by advanced technology with access through a single point of contact.

Logistics & Distribution Services

LDS has approximately 30 employees, primarily located in Sparks, NV with an additional location in Allentown, PA. The company, founded in 2001, has approximately $60 million in annual revenue and provides dedicated truckload capacity across the United States through an asset-light operating model.

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