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Bain Capital Private Equity is preparing to launch a single-asset secondary deal for its portfolio company Imperial Dade, just a week after agreeing to sell a partial stake in the company to Advent International Corp.
Imperial Dade has officially closed its previously announced acquisition of Veritiv Canada, Inc., which will now operate as IImperial Dade Canada.
Envoy Solutions announced today that it has reached an agreement to acquire Sigma Supply of North America, Inc. . Sigma Supply provides world-class packaging materials, packaging equipment solutions, and personalized services. Sigma Supply is Envoy Solutions twelfth acquisition to its national platform since August 2021.
Aramsco, Inc. announced the acquisition of Massachusetts-based Casey Engineered Maintenance (“Casey”). Casey is a leading regional distributor of janitorial supplies and equipment.
Aramsco’s previous acquisitions include E.A. Morris, Penn Vallery Chemical, CleanAll Supply, SafetyZone, Envirochemical, KeepClean Products, along with a number of other companies.
Pearlman Group, a portfolio company of The Stephens Group, LLC, announced that it has acquired CleanSource, Inc.
Essity acquires wiping and cleaning company.
Envoy Solutions announced today the acquisition of General Chemical & Supply, Inc., based in Moorestown, New Jersey.
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. announced that its U.S. subsidiary GDI Integrated Facility Services USA Inc. has concluded the acquisition of IH Services, Inc. and its affiliates effective December 31, 2021.
Envoy Solutions, FEMSA’s specialized distribution subsidiary in the United States, announced the acquisition of Swish White River Ltd. Based in White River Junction, Vermont, Swish White River serves customers throughout New England with locations in Vermont and Connecticut.
BradyIFS, a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation products, announced the acquisition of Janitor’s Warehouse, Inc.
Diversey Holdings, Ltd. announced it has completed the acquisition of Birko Corporation, a North American manufacturer of food safety chemical solutions for the food and beverage industry, and Chad Equipment LLC, a subsidiary of Birko Corporation, which manufactures food safety equipment for the protein industries.
Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of American Paper & Twine. The transaction represents the 44th acquisition for Imperial Dade.
Envoy Solutions, FEMSA’s specialized distribution subsidiary in the United States, has reached an agreement to acquire Auburn, New York-based Johnston Paper Company. Johnston is the latest in a series of companies joining Envoy Solutions’ growing portfolio.
BradyIFS, a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation products, has acquired Seaway Supply Company, a broad line distributor of janitorial, cleaning equipment, and facility supplies headquartered in Chicago, IL.
Diversey Holdings, Ltd. announced it has completed the acquisition of certain assets of Avmor Ltd, a Canadian-based supplier of specialist hygiene solutions for the Institutional industry.
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (“KBS”), announced the acquisition of BRAVO! Building Services and two other related companies, BRAVO! Facility Services and BRAVO! Innovative Solutions. KBS is a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management, L.P. (“Cerberus”).
Individual Foodservice and Brady Industries (“BradyIFS”) Acquire Millennium Packaging & Distribution
BradyIFS, a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation products, has acquired Millennium Packaging & Distribution, which is headquartered in San Antonio, TX.
Individual Foodservice and Brady Industries (“BradyIFS”) to Acquire Fishman Supply Company and Armstrong Paper Group
BradyIFS, a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial and sanitation (“JanSan”) products, is acquiring Fishman Supply Company (“Fishman”), with headquarters in Petaluma, CA, and Armstrong Paper Group (“Armstrong”), headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA. Both companies are market leaders in the distribution of foodservice disposables, JanSan, and facility supplies in Northern California.
The Pearlman Group announced Tuesday that it has acquired Excel Cleaning and Restoration Supplies.
Bunzl gains safety and asset protection solutions distributor McCue Corp., which has operations in Massachusetts, Texas, California and the UK.
Aramsco, Inc. has acquired Penn Valley Chemical Company. Aramsco and its family of companies have been serving the needs of specialty contractors and other customers in diverse commercial markets in the United States, Puerto Rico and Canada. The Aramsco family of companies includes Interlink Supply, Aztec Financial and Safety Express
Today, Next-Gen Supply Group, Inc. announced that it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire Simplex Janitorial Supply.
Brady and Individual Foodservice (IFS), announced the acquisition of Elkins Wholesale’s two Mississippi branches.
Incline Equity Partners a Pittsburgh-based private equity firm, is pleased to announce that it has made an investment in Jon-Don, a national value-added distributor of commercial supplies, equipment, and consumables to specialty contractors and in-house service providers.
GDI Integrated Facility Services Inc. announced that its U.S. subsidiary has acquired The BPAC Group, Inc. effective January 1, 2021.
BPAC is one of the largest and most respected mechanical services providers in New York State. With close to 200 employees, BP generated approximately USD$110 million in annual revenue in its most recent fiscal year.
Imperial Dade (Bain Capital Private Equity) has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Industrial Soap Company. Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Industrial Soap is a distributor of janitorial supplies owned and was operated by the Shapiro family.
Imperial Dade has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Jackson Newell Paper Company of Meridian, Mississippi. The transaction represents the 31st acquisition for Imperial Dade.
NW Synergy (NWS), the holding company led by distribution and logistics leader FEMSA and consisting of three regional leaders in the janitorial supply, packaging solutions, and specialty distribution (Waxie, North American, SWPlus), today announced the acquisition of Southeastern Paper Group (SEPG)
Bunzl recently completed the purchase of Snelling Paper & Sanitation Ltd, a Canadian business focused on the sale of cleaning and hygiene products and industrial and foodservice packaging.
Brady Industries, a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners II, announced the acquisition of Topmost Chemical & Paper in Memphis, TN.
Imperial Dade announced the acquisition of Great Southwest Paper Company, Inc.
The Home Depot®, the world’s largest home improvement retailer, today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire HD Supply Holdings, Inc., a leading national distributor of maintenance, repair and operations (MRO) products in the multifamily and hospitality end markets.
The acquisition is expected to position The Home Depot as a premier provider in the MRO marketplace.
JanSan distributor Jon-Don has acquired Factory Cleaning Equipment Inc., Aurora, Illinois.
Jon-Don said the acquisition of FCE “marks a new phase of strategic growth for Jon-Don, as the company continues to expand its offerings within the jan-san, restoration equipment, and concrete surface prep and polishing industries.”
Vizient, Inc. today announces that it has signed an agreement under which it will acquire Intalere from Intermountain Healthcare, enhancing itself as a leader in the health care supply chain.
Brady Industries, a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners II, announced the acquisition of Mission Janitorial & Abrasive Supplies based in San Diego, CA.
Imperial Dade, a Bain Capital Private Equity portfolio company, today announced the acquisition of P&R Paper Supply. The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade’s West Coast presence while enhancing the company’s differentiated value proposition to customers in the region. The transaction represents the 28th acquisition for Imperial Dade.
Individual FoodService (“IFS”), a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation (“JanSan”) products, has announced that it has acquired Central Sanitary Supply (“Central”), a leader in the distribution of janitorial, cleaning, and facility supplies headquartered in Modesto, California.
The Carlyle Group announced it will acquire a majority stake in Minneapolis-based Victory Innovations, a maker of high-tech electrostatic sprayers used to disinfect offices, airplanes, schools, and other businesses.
HD Supply Holdings Inc. announced it had agreed to sell the company’s Construction & Industrial – White Cap business to an affiliate of private equity firm CD&R for $2.9 billion.
HD Supply will consist of one core business, facilities Maintenance. The Facilities Maintenance business will continue to focus on providing MRO products, value-add services, and custom products to multifamily, hospitality, healthcare, and institutional property owners and managers, according to the company.
Hillyard, Inc. a family-owned manufacturer and nationwide distributor of cleaning solutions is pleased to announce an agreement in principle to acquire a 100% interest in House of Clean, Bozeman, Montana.
Bunzl Plc reported increased results for the first half period, and also announced that it has agreed to buy a US-based safety business and a flexible packaging distributor in Ireland.
- MCR Safety distributes a variety of largely own brand personal protection equipment and other safety products to distributors operating in a number of end-user markets.
- Abco Kovex is a distributor of flexible packaging based in Dublin, Ireland but with operations also in the UK and is principally engaged in the sale of items such as stretch film, polythene and paper packaging and pallet wrap to a variety of end-users in the food, construction, packaging, food service, and pharmaceutical sectors.
Brady Industries (“Brady”), a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners II (“AMCP”), a middle-market private equity fund that is part of the Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“AMC”) platform, announced an expanded presence in the Colorado market by partnering with Colorado Springs Cleaning Supply Company. CSCSC will cease operations effective immediately and now work out of the Brady Denver branch.
Brady Industries (“Brady”), a portfolio company of A&M Capital Partners II (“AMCP”), a middle-market private equity fund that is part of the Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“AMC”) platform, acquired Campbell Paper Co., Fort Worth, Texas.
Genuine Parts Company announced today that it has completed the sale of its S.P. Richards operations through two separate transactions.
- S.P. Richards’ Core U.S. Operations Sold to Investor Group
- The Safety Zone and Impact Products Operations Sold to H.I.G. Capital
Fomento Económico Mexicano, S.A.B. de C.V. (“FEMSA”) (NYSE: FMX) announced today that it has entered into definitive agreements with WAXIE Sanitary Supply and North American Corporation to form a new platform within the Jan-San, Packaging and Specialized distribution industry in the United States.
FEMSA has the majority controlling interest in the combined company.
Individual FoodService (“IFS”), a leading distributor of foodservice disposables and janitorial & sanitation (“JanSan”) products, has announced that it has acquired Cole Supply Company (“Cole”), a leader in the distribution of janitorial, cleaning and facility supplies based in Benicia, California.
Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of disposable foodservice and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of American Paper & Plastics (“APP”).
Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of disposable foodservice and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of Wagner Supply Company. The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade’s Texas presence. The transaction represents the 26th acquisition for Imperial Dade.
Network Services and Strategic Market Alliance (SMA) Combine To Create Largest Global Member-Owned Distribution Organization
Network Services Company (“Network”) and Strategic Market Alliance (“SMA”), leading providers of supply chain solutions in the janitorial, sanitation, foodservice and packaging industries, today announced the combination of the two companies, creating a global member-owned distribution organization.
The combined company will have over $22 billion in revenue with over 130 distributor members and over 900 locations in 50 countries.
Imperial Dade today announced the acquisition of Area Distributors. The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade’s West Coast presence while enhancing the company’s differentiated value proposition to customers in the region.
Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, today announced the acquisition of Philip Rosenau Co., Inc. The combination of the two companies will further extend Imperial Dade’s reach into key Northeast markets and enhance the company’s offering to customers in the region.
Industrial distributor HD Supply Holdings, Inc. on Sept. 24 announced it plans to separate its Facilities Maintenance and Construction & Industrial businesses into two independent publicly traded companies. The separation is expected to be completed by the middle of fiscal year 2020, according to the company.
Vertiv decides to shutter its Saalfeld redistribution business.
Performance Food Group Company (“PFG”) (NYSE: PFGC) today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Reinhart Foodservice, L.L.C (“Reinhart”) from Reyes Holdings, L.L.C. in a transaction valued at $2.0 billion, or approximately $1.7 billion net of an estimated tax benefit to PFG of approximately $265 million. With annual net sales of over $6 billion, Reinhart is the second largest privately held foodservice distributor in the U.S. and is headquartered in Rosemont, IL.
Berry Global Group Inc. is acquiring RPC Group plc in a blockbuster $4.37 billion, all-cash deal that trumps an earlier purchase attempt by a private equity firm.
RPC, with 153 manufacturing sites in 33 countries, brings about 25,000 employees to Berry’s existing workforce of about 23,000.
The move combines Berry’s concentration of business in North America with RPC’s concentration in Europe and provides a global plastic packaging platform for even more expansion in the future, CEO Tom Salmon said.
TriMega Purchasing Association, Independent Suppliers Group and Pinnacle Affiliates, LLC announced that the boards of directors of all three organization have approved a Definitive Merger Agreement outlining the terms of a historic merger of the three organizations. Independent Suppliers Group will be the surviving organization and will be the name of the new organization.
Imperial Dade has acquired Strauss Paper Company, Inc. located in Port Chester, New York. This Imperial Dade’s twenty-second acquisition and further strengthens it’s presence in the Tri-State area
Imperial Dade today announced the acquisition of Mid Continent Paper & Distributing Co., Inc. The transaction represents the twenty-first acquisition for Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies.
Imperial Dade today announced the acquisition of Butler-Dearden Paper Service, Inc. (“Butler-Dearden”). The transaction represents the twentieth acquisition for Imperial Dade. Read the story.
Other Bain portfolio companies include Veritiv and Diversey.
Imperial Dade has acquired Edmar Cleaning Corp. (“Edmar”). The transaction represents the nineteenth acquisition for Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively.
Imperial Dade has entered a Management Services and Inventory Purchase Agreement, effective immediately, to manage, oversee, and operate the Edison, New Jersey branch of Joshen Paper & Packaging (“Joshen”) through a three-month transitionary period and ultimately integrate operations into Imperial Dade’s existing Jersey City, NJ and Bordentown, NJ locations.
Brady Industries (“Brady”), a leading cleaning solutions provider, announced that it has sold a majority interest to Alvarez & Marsal Capital (“A&M Capital”), a middle-market private equity firm with a strategic association with Alvarez & Marsal (“A&M”).
Staples can now claim victory in its battle to acquire Essendant. Staples, Inc. and Essendant Inc. announced a definitive agreement under which an affiliate of Staples will acquire all of the outstanding shares of Essendant. In connection with the termination of the agreement to combine with Genuine Parts Company’s (GPC) S.P. Richards business, GPC is entitled to a $12 million break-up fee, which Staples is paying as part of its agreement with Essendant.
Americo is pleased to announce the acquisition of the strategic assets of U.S. Cocoa Mat (USCOA), a century old manufacturer of personalized Cocoa fiber doormats sold into the retail market.
Electrolux announced today it has divested its U.S.-based commercial and central vacuum cleaner businesses in North America, including the brands Sanitaire and BEAM. The decision is in line with the strategy of the business area Home Care & SDA to focus on global brands and product categories.
Staples Inc. announced that it has acquired HiTouch Business Services. HiTouch will now be a part of the Staples Business Advantage delivery organization. HiTouch’s marketplace website will continue to serve as an independent platform run by the HiTouch management team, and will help Staples’ growth into alternative distribution channels.
Imperial Dade has acquired American Osment. The transaction represents the seventeenth acquisition for Imperial Dade. Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, American Osment is a distributor of janitorial, sanitation,
foodservice and office supply products serving the northern Alabama region.
Home Depot plans to add 170 distribution facilities across the U.S. that will include direct fulfillment centers for next/same-day orders. The company’s goal is to reach 90 percent of the nation’s population in one day or less.
WB Mason has acquired OP and jan/san supplies company Consumers Interstate (CI).
The deal appears to be part of WB Mason’s US-wide strategy to accumulate market share and CI significantly boosts its reach in the New England and Eastern Connecticut area.
Imperial Dade has acquired Gulf Coast Paper Co., Inc. (“Gulf Coast Paper”). The transaction represents the sixteenth acquisition for Imperial Dade, a leading national distributor of disposable food service and janitorial supplies, under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President of Imperial Dade, respectively. Read the story.
Essendant (and Genuine Parts Co. announced Thursday that they have agreed to combine Essendant with Genuine Parts’ S.P. Richards business.
Montgomery Manufacturing expands with the acquisition of Garland based Carroll Company. Together Montgomery Manufacturing joined with Carroll Company
forms one the nation’s leading packagers of private branded cleaning and maintenance chemicals. Read the story.
Trivest Partners announced it has made an investment in Jon-Don, Inc. With the support of Trivest, the Company will be pursuing identified initiatives for continued organic growth while also actively pursuing strategic add-on acquisitions.
Carlisle Companies Incorporated announced the signing of a definitive agreement to sell Carlisle FoodService Products (CFS) to The Jordan Company of New York. The Jordan Company is a middle-market private equity firm.
Imperial-Dade recently acquired the following firms:
Golbon, a leader within the Foodservice distribution industry with the power of 200-plus independent distributors, has entered into a 5-year agreement to join AFFLINK effective March 1, 2018.
Blue Sage Capital has acquired Americo Manufacturing Company, a manufacturer of non-woven synthetic and natural fiber floor pads, hand pads, utility pads, floor matting, and other cleaning accessories.
Rexnord Corporation announced that it acquired World Dryer Corporation. World Dryer is a leading global manufacturer of commercial electric hand dryers with the largest worldwide installed product base. Zurn, a business within Rexnord’s Water Management platform.
ABM announced it has completed its acquisition of GCA Services Group for approximately $1.25 billion from affiliates of Thomas H. Lee Partners, L.P. and the Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Division. GCA is a leading provider of facility services in the education and commercial industries.
Kellermeyer Bergensons Services, LLC (KBS), the largest provider of technology-enabled, integrated interior and exterior property services to retailers, grocers, and multi-site customers in North America, announced that it has purchased Varsity Facility Services.
In addition to Dade Paper, imperial’s has thus far acquired the following firms.
- Accommodation Mollen
- Peninsular Paper
- Burke Supply
- Goldman Paper
- Borox Paper
- Borda Products
- Center Moriches Paper
- Sifen-Berman Paper
- Wasserman Bag
AFFLINK has formed a strategic alliance with Independent Stationers, an industry-leading nationwide member-owned business products cooperative to launch Affiliate Membership programs that strengthen the dealers and distributors of each organization.
Sealed Air’s Diversey Care division today announced it has acquired the UVC disinfection portfolio of Cleveland-based Daylight Medical, a manufacturer of innovative medical devices. The portfolio acquired includes UVC disinfectant technologies designed to disinfect rooms, surfaces, non-critical equipment and devices.
Tennant Company announced that it has completed the acquisition of IP Cleaning and its subsidiaries (IPC Group) from private equity fund for $353 million (€330 million). The privately held IPC Group, based in Italy, designs and manufactures innovative professional cleaning equipment, tools and other solutions.
Sealed Air Corporation today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to sell its Diversey Care division and the food hygiene and cleaning business within its Food Care division to Bain Capital Private Equity, The transaction closed on 9/6/17.
Highview Capital, LLCand Victory Park Capital Advisors, LLC announced today the completion of the acquisition of substantially all of the assets of Katy Industries, Inc.
Buckeye International has 30 company-owned distributors nationwide. Read more.