Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Swift Transportation Company (NYSE: SWFT) in connection with its all stock merger with Knight Transportation, Inc. (NYSE: KNX) to create the trucking industry's largest full truckload company with a combined enterprise value of $6 billion. Swift Transportation Company is a leader in transportation solutions and operates a tractor fleet of approximately 18,000 units driven by company and owner-operator drivers. Knight Transportation, Inc. is a provider of multiple truckload transportation and logistics services throughout North America. The transaction is subject to customary closing conditions. The full release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Richard Aftanas, Daniel Wolf, Michael Brueck and Claire James.