Daseke’s Acquisition of Moore Freight Service


Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc. on the deal

Based in Mascot, TN (near Knoxville), Moore Freight Service delivers commercial sheet glass throughout the Midwest, East Coast and Canada to companies that cut the glass to size in finished products. Since it was formed in 2001 by CEO, Dan Moore, Moore Freight Service has been dedicated to becoming a market leader in this unique niche. It began with one contract and three trucks, and has since grown to a team of highly experienced industry veterans utilizing over 300 specialized trailers.

Daseke, Inc. is the leading consolidator and the largest flatbed and specialized transportation and logistics company in North America. Daseke offers comprehensive, best-in-class services to many of the world’s most respected industrial shippers through experienced people, more than 5,200 tractors, more than 11,000 flatbed and specialized trailers, and a million-plus square feet of industrial warehousing space. Daseke is the largest company, yet has only 1 percent market share, of the highly fragmented $133 billion flatbed and specialized transportation market.

Vinson & Elkins advised Daseke, Inc. with a team including Michael Gibson, Thomas Laughlin, Alan Bogdanow (Picture), Zach Spencer, Cameron Land, David Peck, Lauren Meyers, Chris Dawe, Rafa Alvarado, Daniela Gutierrez, Evan Hall and Marco Chan, Randy Jurgensmeyer, Courtney Hammond, Kevin Koskovich, Brian Bloom, Karsten Busby, Vanessa Griffith, Larry Pechacek, Ross Woessner, Brad Foxman, Matt Struble, Scott Brown, Lanchi Huynh, Ryan Clyde and Austin Elder.

Involved fees earner: Michael Gibson – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Thomas Laughlin – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Alan Bogdanow – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Zachary Spencer – Vinson & Elkins LLP; David Peck – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Lauren Messonnier Meyers – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Christopher Dawe – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Rafael Alvarado – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Daniela Gutierrez – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Marco Chan – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Randy Jurgensmeyer – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Courtney Hammond – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Kevin Koskovich – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Brian Bloom – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Karsten Busby – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Vanessa Griffith – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Larry Pechacek – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Ross Woessner – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Bradley Foxman – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Matthew Struble – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Scott Brown – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Lanchi Huynh – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Ryan Clyde – Vinson & Elkins LLP; Austin Elder – Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Law Firms: Vinson & Elkins LLP;

Clients: Daseke, Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti