Schneider expands with purchase of New England based Dedicated carrier
GREEN BAY, Wis. (August 1, 2023) – Schneider National, Inc. (NYSE: SNDR), a premier multimodal provider of transportation, intermodal and logistics services, announced today the company has acquired M&M Transport Services, LLC, based in West Bridgewater, Massachusetts.
M&M Transport is a Dedicated contract carrier that primarily provides specialty solutions for the retail and manufacturing verticals. Its top 20 customers include many Fortune 500 companies.
The Dedicated carrier deploys approximately 500 trucks and 1,900 trailers across 12 locations in the Northeast, Midwest and Southwest.
The acquisition further complements Schneider’s Dedicated organic growth success and places Schneider on a glide path toward $1.5 billion in annual Dedicated contract revenues and 6,500 Dedicated tractors in service to our valued customer base.
“By combining our respective expertise, knowledge and resources, we will be better positioned to meet the evolving needs of our customers and expand our reach in the Dedicated market,” said Schneider President and CEO Mark Rourke. “This is an exciting opportunity to leverage the best of both companies and use our complementary capabilities to deliver enhanced value to our customers and stakeholders.”
M&M Transport has a 30-year history of growth and a demonstrated reputation of strong customer service. M&M Transport will operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of Schneider, continuing the successful trajectory with its associates and trusted brand.
“Both companies have a successful history of Dedicated operational excellence, a reputation for superior customer service and a common foundation of core values – so our cultures are an excellent match,” said M&M Transport Founder Mark Warsofsky. “Now, as a wholly owned subsidiary of Schneider, M&M Transport will continue to leverage our strengths while capitalizing on Schneider’s broad capabilities and resources to support continued growth and the consistent, reliable service that our customers expect from M&M Transport.”
The acquisition is expected to be immediately accretive to Schneider’s earnings per share. M&M Transport financial results will be reported in Dedicated operations as part of the Truckload segment beginning in the third quarter of 2023.
Scopelitis, Garvin, Light, Hanson & Feary served as Schneider’s transaction and legal advisor, and G2 Capital Advisors served as exclusive financial advisor to M&M Transport and Goulston & Storrs PC served as legal advisor to M&M Transport Services on the transaction. To learn more about the transaction, go to investors.schneider.com. To learn more about Schneider, go to schneider.com.
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