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Arnold & Porter Advises RLS Partners in Acquisition of Premier Refrigerated Warehouse

September 30, 2021

Arnold & Porter advised RLS Partners LLC, an affiliate of RLS Logistics, in its acquisition of Premier Refrigerated Warehouse, a cold storage logistics company based in Fort Worth, Texas. This is the latest acquisition in RLS Partners’ strategy to create a national platform of family-owned, temperature-controlled supply chain solutions providers. The acquisition closed on September 20, 2021.

The addition of Premier Refrigerated Warehouse, which will be known as RLS Premier going forward, will give frozen and refrigerated food manufacturers in the Texas Triangle Region, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and other southern states access to the RLS network.

The Arnold & Porter team was led by partner Stephen Koval, who co-heads the firm’s Private Equity practice. The team also included counsel Marci Settle and associate Eric An on corporate matters; counsel Kathryn Olson on real estate matters; counsel Peter Danias on securities law; partner David Sausen and senior associate Reuven Graber on tax matters; partner Jeffrey London and senior associate Megan Juel on benefits/employment matters; and partner Ed McTiernan on environmental matters.