Aug 1, 2016

Smith, Gambrell & Russell Represents Vanguard Truck Centers in Acquisition

ATLANTA (August 1, 2016) – Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP (SGR) is pleased to announce the firm served as legal counsel to Vanguard Truck Centers (Vanguard) in the company’s acquisition by Stephens Capital Partners. The partnership provides Vanguard with shareholder liquidity and enhanced access to capital to support strategic expansion.

Vanguard, the largest multi-regional truck dealership platform in the Volvo/Mack dealer network, has been family-owned for more than 25 years. Considered a leading innovator in the dealer system, Vanguard has succeeded by expertly managing locations across disparate geographies, growing via greenfield expansion and opportunistic acquisitions while maintaining best-in-industry operations.

Arkansas-based Stephens Capital Partners is the family office of Stephens, Inc., a privately held, independent financial services firm with over 25 offices worldwide.

The SGR legal team included John Ethridge, Nicholas Rueter, Eric Mandus and Mitchel Blanchard of the firm’s Corporate/Mergers and Acquisitions Practice and Steven Richman of the Tax Law Practice.

About Vanguard Truck Centers

Vanguard Truck Centers owns and operates full service commercial truck centers in the United States, representing truck and bus manufacturers such as Mack Trucks, Inc., Volvo Trucks North America, Isuzu, GM Medium Duty, UD Trucks, Prevost and Autocar. We offer comprehensive transportation solutions, with locations in Arizona, Georgia, Missouri and Texas. The Vanguard mission is to exceed customer expectations with our entire product and service offering, including new trucks, premium used trucks, all makes parts, service & body shops, as well as finance and insurance services and leasing and rental. Visit for more information.

About Smith, Gambrell & Russell, LLP

SGR is a full service, international law firm that advises regional, national and global businesses on a wide range of legal matters. The firm’s 200 attorneys provide legal counsel in more than 45 specialized practice areas, including corporate transactions, litigation, intellectual property, aviation, banking, construction and employment law. Founded in 1893, SGR has offices in Atlanta, Austin, Jacksonville, New York, Washington, D.C. and Frankfurt, Germany.

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