Daseke completes cross-border acquisition of Big Freight Systems

May 1, 2017

On May 1, 2017 Texas-based Daseke, Inc. (NASDAQ: DSKE) (NASDAQ: DSKEW) announced that it had acquired Big Freight Systems Inc., headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba.

Daseke is the largest owner and a leading consolidator of open deck specialized transportation solutions in North America and is comprised of 11 companies with over 3,500 trucks and 7,300 open deck specialized trailers. Big Freight is a top-tier safety ranked open deck carrier with a specialization in the power sports market segment, and has become over seven decades one of the strongest industrial carriers and warehouses to serve all Canadian provinces and 19 US states.

Miller Thomson was Canadian counsel to Daseke in this acquisition with a team that included Max Spearn and Gary Volman (corporate/M&A), Ron Choudhury (tax), Ali Baniasadi (real estate), André Nowakowski (employment), Tom Tower (banking) and Karen Durell (IP).