Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Quick International, LLC, a highly specialized asset-light logistics provider of complex transport solutions for mission-critical and non-discretionary goods, and its majority owner, The Jordan Company, a middle-market private equity firm, on the acquisition of Unitrans International Corporation, a division of Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. (NYSE: RRTS), a leading asset-right transportation and asset-light logistics service provider. Headquartered in Los Angeles, Unitrans is a leading international cold chain logistics company with a core competency in serving highly demanding and fast-growing life sciences end markets. The transaction is expected to close in the current calendar quarter and is subject to customary closing conditions. The full press release is available here.
The Kirkland team was led by corporate partners Michael Weisser and Andrew Arons and associates Laura Lee-Timko and Danielle Diamond; debt finance partner Jason Kanner and associate Rachel Gray; and tax partner Russell Light and associate Tristan Evans-Wilent.