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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.
Ecolab Inc. has sold the restroom cleaning business it acquired through the November 2015 acquisition of the U.S. operations of Swisher Hygiene Inc. to Enviro-Master International Franchise LLC. Ecolab continues to operate the warewashing, kitchen specialty, laundry and housekeeping cleaning and sanitizing products and services business of Swisher Hygiene, serving the foodservice, hospitality, retail and healthcare markets.
Excell Marketing & Procurement Group and NISSCO Restaurant Dealer Group today announced a strategic alliance. Now under a common umbrella, EMPG Holding Company, the two companies look to be a market leader supporting food service equipment and supplies dealers.
Triple S Holdings will provide a new option for owner-principals (Member and Non-members) that are looking to exit their distribution businesses. Triple S Holdings will also look to assist current Triple S Members that wish to expand through acquisition or greenfield startups.
AFFLINK, a global leader in supply chain management and creator of the ELEVATE™ process, has announced a joint partnership with Pinnacle Affiliates, a 26-Member dealer group representing the largest independent office products distributors in the US.
CBRE Group, Inc. announced that it has closed the acquisition of Johnson Controls, Inc.’s Global Workplace Solutions business. Global Workplace Solutions is a market-leading provider of enterprise facilities management solutions for global corporations and other large occupiers of commercial real estate. Global Workplace Solutions had revenue of more than $3.0 billion in calendar year 2014.
Cushman & Wakefield and DTZ have reached a definitive agreement to merge and are set to become one of the largest global real estate services companies.
Zep Inc. and an affiliate of New Mountain Capital, L.L.C. (“New Mountain”) announced today that they have closed their previously announced acquisition of Zep in a transaction valued at approximately $692 million. The execution of a definitive merger agreement outlining the terms of the transaction was initially announced on April 8, 2015.
S. P. Richards Company, the Company’s Office Products Group, has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Impact Products, LLC (“Impact”). Consummation of the transaction is expected on July 1, 2014. Impact Products is a leading value-added provider of facility, janitorial and safety supplies serving North America. The Company expects the acquired business to generate approximately $85 million in annual revenues.
xpedx, a business of International Paper (NYSE: IP) and Unisource Worldwide, Inc., today announced that they have chosen the name Veritiv for the leading distribution solutions company that will be created upon completion of their merger. The name Veritiv comes from the roots of three words: “verity”, meaning true, and “active” and “connective”.
GOJO Industries announced today the acquisition of Laboratoires Prodene Klint. The two companies are joining forces to advance a shared vision of global leadership. Based in France, Prodene Klint specializes in professional hygiene, cosmetics and disinfectant products.
GCA Services Group, Inc. and Blackstone (NYSE: BX) today announced a definitive agreement under which a fund managed by Blackstone on behalf of its private equity investors, Blackstone Capital Partners V, L.P. (collectively with its affiliates, “Blackstone”), will acquire GCA Services Group, a leading facility services company in the U.S., from Nautic Partners, L.L.C. and other minority shareholders.
In an announcement that is sure to gain the attention of industrial distributors doing business online, Internet powerhouse Amazon.com announced the release of a Beta Web site called AmazonSupply.
The new Web site is dedicated to offering a broad selection of parts and supplies to business, industrial, scientific and commercial customers at competitive prices.
Sealed Air Corporation (“Sealed Air”) (NYSE: SEE) and Diversey Holdings, Inc. (“Diversey”) announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which Sealed Air will acquire Diversey, a leading solutions provider to the global cleaning and sanitization market, in a transaction valued at $4.3 billion. The transaction is expected to be completed in 2011 and is expected to be accretive to earnings in the first full year following completion.