Specialty Distribution, Transportation, and Logistics

Client
Client DescriptionTarget DescriptionTransaction
AirNet Systems
Columbus, OH

Jetride Subsidiary
Columbus, OH
Provides passenger charter services. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Pinnacle Air (Bentonville, AR)
AirNet Systems
Columbus, OH
Provides time-critical transportation services. Type: Financial Advisory
Details: Board review
Atlantic Plywood Corporation
Woburn, MA
Distributes industrial wood products and related accessories throughout several metropolitan markets in the Northeastern U.S.  Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Parksite Inc. (Batavia, IL)
AtomicBox Logistics
Aurora, OH
Offers third party logistics services, primarily to consumer and commercial product companies. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to CaseStack (Santa Monica, CA)
Auburn Armature, Inc. 
Auburn, NY
Provides electric motor repair and is a wholesale distributor of electrical and related products.  Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to AAI Acquisition, a subsidiary of Power Flo Technologies in Chapter 11 (New Hyde Park, NY)
BHS
Charlotte, NC
Distributes fire and safety products. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Freeman Spogli (Los Angeles, CA)
Bottle Solutions, LLC
Cleveland, OH
Distributes containers and packaging products primarily serving the Eastern U.S.Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Pipeline Packaging (Glenwillow, OH)
Brooks Equipment
Charlotte, NC
Distributes fire and safety products.  Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Freeman Spogli (New York, NY)
Buckeye Sports Supply
Canton, OH
Distributes outdoor sporting goods, primarily for hunting and fishing. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Acusport (Bellefontaine, OH) in Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding
Century Equipment
Toledo, OH
Provides quality products, customer care, and service to home owners, golf courses, landscaping contractors, sports fields, governmental entities, and commercial and industrial organizations. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Jerry Pate Company (Pensacola, FL)
Chambers Leasing Systems, Inc.
Toledo, OH
Provides logistics for the Midwestern automotive OEM market.Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Venture Express (LaVergne, TN)
DistTech
Newbury, OH  

Dedicated Transport Subsidiary
Cleveland, OH
Specializes in the design, development, and execution of supply chain solutions and offers engineered transportation solutions. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Management supported by Centerfield Capital Partners (Indianapolis, IN) and Patriot Capital (Baltimore, MD)
Evolution Ag, LLC
Columbus, OH
Operates a leading chain of agricultural and power equipment dealerships, parts, and service centers throughout Ohio. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold Certain Locations to Farmers Equipment (OH)
Furnace Parts
Beachwood, OH
Manufactures and distributes industrial thermocouples and temperature sensing devices and accesories.Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Ultra Electronics (Middlesex, England)
Group Transportation Services
Hudson, OH
Provides transportation management solutions. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Thayer Hidden Creek (Washington, DC)
Harrington Holdings, a.k.a. Edgepark Surgical
Twinsburg, OH
Markets and distributes healthcare products to managed care beneficiaries, home care supply providers, and healthcare professionals. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to The Jordan Company (New York, NY)
Heritage Partners
Oceanside, CA
Distributes electrical products. Provides electrical and industrial distribution services to commercial, residential, utility, contractor, and industrial markets. Type: M&A, Acquisition
Details: Acquired OneSource Distributors (Oceanside, CA)
Hutchins Automotive Supply
Buffalo, NY
Distributes automotive aftermarket supplies. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to General Parts (CarQuest) (Raleigh, NC)
I&K Distributors
Delphos, OH
Manufactures, sells, and distributes branded and private label potato salads, cheese, and other foods. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to SCIS Food Services, nka Chef Solutions (Wheeling, IL)
Kennametal
Latrobe, PA

Full Service Supply Division
Latrobe, PA
Provides integrated supply chain and logistics management to large and medium-sized metalworking plants. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Ferguson Enterprises, a subsidiary of Wolseley (Zug, Switzerland)
Lower Lakes Towing
Port Dover, Ontario, Canada
Provides bulk freight shipping services throughout the Great Lakes region. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Rand Acquisition (New York, NY)
Michelex
Massena, NY
Manufactures and distributes packaging products. Type: Financial Advisory
Details: Debt restructuring
PJAX Freight System
Gibsonia, PA
Provides less-than-truckload (LTL) transportation services. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Vitran (Toronto, Ontario, Canada)
RB&W
Streetsboro, OH
Manufactures and markets cold forming technology and produces cold-formed parts. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Park-Ohio (Cleveland, OH)
Roden Electrical
Knoxville, TN
Distributes electrical products. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Kendall Electric (Portage, MI)
Spartan Stores  
Grand Rapids, MI
Sells and distributes groceries.Operates chain of supermarkets and discount drug stores in Northeast Ohio.Type: M&A, Acquisition
Details: Acquired Seaway Food Town (Maumee, OH)
Spartan Stores
Grand Rapids, MI

L.L./Jiroch and J.F. Walker Subsidiaries
Grand Rapids, MI
Distributes products to convenience storesType: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to H.T. Hackney (Knoxville, TN)
TPC Metals, Inc.
Newark, NJ
Operates as a metal service center and provides tin mill, light gauge cold rolled, galvanized, and aluminum products. Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Lakeside Metals (Willowbrook, IL)
Zephyr Solutions, Inc. 
Avon Lake, OH
Provides logistics and supply chain management for industrial gases serving retail and industrial customers throughout North America.Type: M&A, Sale
Details: Sold to Aterian Investment Partners (New York, NY)