Radiant Completes Buy of Distribution By Air

Radiant Completes Buy of Distribution By Air

Radiant Logistics completed its acquisition of privately held Distribution By Air, in a $12 million deal that continues a consolidation trend for mid-sized U.S. freight forwarders.

Radiant, of Bellevue, Wash., paid $5.4 million at closing for New Jersey-based DBA. The purchase includes $4.8 million in seller notes payable over the next three years and $1.8 million to be paid as some "integration milestones" are reached. Within three months, Radiant could choose to issue common stock to cover up to $2.4 million of the seller notes.

Bohn Crain, Radiant's chairman and CEO, said the "smooth closing" came soon after the March 29 deal was announced.

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