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Knight-Swift (KNX) Acquires MME for $150M to Expand LTL Network

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Knight-Swift Transportation Holdings (KNX - Free Report) has acquired 100% of RAC MME Holdings, LLC and its subsidiaries, which consist of Midwest Motor Express, Inc. and Midnite Express Inc. (together, "MME").

A more than 100-year-old company, MME provides less-than-truckload ("LTL"), full truckload, and specialized and international logistics transportation services across the United States. The entity is expected to generate revenues of approximately $137 million and adjusted EBITDA of $27 million for 2021. It has a fleet of around 460 tractors and 930 trailers.

The acquisition expands Knight-Swift’s LTL network by building on its previous acquisition of AAA Cooper Transportation in July. The recent transaction is expected to add 6 cents to KNX’s adjusted earnings per share in 2022. Over the long term, the MME acquisition is expected to generate revenues and cost synergies, which are likely to drive growth and margin expansion for KNX.

Knight-Swift’s CEO, Dave Jackson, said, "We are excited to welcome MME to the Knight-Swift organization. MME is our next step toward a nationwide LTL network.”

The purchase price of the acquisition included $150 million in cash. Knight-Swift funded the transaction through cash-on-hand and borrowing from its revolving credit facility.

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