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Covington Advises Mainfreight on Acquisition of Target Logistics


NEW YORK, NY, November 1, 2007 — Mainfreight Limited has completed its acquisition of AMEX-listed Target Logistics, Inc. in an all-cash transaction. Covington & Burling LLP advised Mainfreight on the transaction.

Mainfreight is a global supply chain logistics provider with approximately 3,000 team members based in operations in New Zealand, Australia, Asia, and the United States. Target Logistics provides domestic and international time definite freight forwarding and logistics services through its wholly owned subsidiary, Target Logistic Services, Inc.

The Covington team was led by corporate partner Jack Bodner. The New York and Washington based team included associates Donald Saelinger, Michael Tzartzouras, and Sean Ward (corporate), partner Linda Morgan (transportation), partner Michael Francese and associate James Williamson (employee benefits), partner Ted Garrett (environmental), associate Robert Heller (tax), partner Lee Tiedrich (IP), and partner George Chester (antitrust).

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