Industrial: Specialty Distribution

The transactions listed below include certain transactions executed by the partners of Fidus prior to forming the firm.  Click here for our Specialty Distribution industry practice overview.

Company Business Description Ownership/Client Transaction Purchaser
American Academic Suppliers, Inc.

Leading distributor of school supplies

Pfingsten Partners Sellside U.S. Office Products
AMS Holdings, Inc.

Distributor of building products to the commercial and residential markets

Quad-C Management, Inc. Sellside Allied Building Products Corp./ CRH plc
Beckley-Cardy, Inc.

Largest national distributor of educational equipment, instructional materials, and supplies to the primary, secondary, and early learning educational markets in the U.S.

Advanstar Communications, Inc. / Goldman Sachs Divestiture Butler Capital
Blue Ox Industries, Inc.

Leading manufacturer and distributor of trusses and wall panels for residential construction

Private Sellside Stock Building Supply, Inc. / Wolseley plc
BMK Acquisition, Inc.

Leading full-service wholesaler of general merchandise to supermarkets in southern California

Oak Hill Partners Sellside Mercury Capital, Inc.
Carlton-Bates Company, Inc.

A distributor of industrial electronic and electrical components to the OEM and MRO markets

CGW Southeast Partners Buyside
Clayton Group, Inc.

Distributor of waterworks, wastewater, and storm drainage materials

Private Sellside Sequoia Associates
Colony Hardware Supply Company, Inc.

Distributor of tools, supplies, and safety equipment to non-residential construction contractors

Private Sellside AEA Investors
CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. (A)

Manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for the site construction industry, specializing in drainage, stormwater, bridge, and earth stabilization solutions

Butler Capital Corporation Financing
CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. (B)

Manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for the site construction industry, specializing in drainage, stormwater, bridge, and earth stabilization solutions

Apax Partners Buyside
CPG International, Inc.

Leading supplier of premium synthetic building products to the residential, commercial and industrial markets

Management Buyside
Dana Kepner Company

Distributor of waterworks products

Private Advisory
Griffith Energy, Inc.

One of the largest marketers and distributors of propane, heating oil and power fuels in New York State

PNC Equity Partners Sellside Superior Plus Corp.
Hearth Services Inc. (American Fireplace Company / Allied Group)

Largest national distributor and installer of hearth products

Private Sellside HNI Corporation
Heritage Wholesalers, Inc.

Leading independent roofing and building materials distributer in the New England market

Private Sellside SRS Distribution
Mayfield / Swain Building Supply

Distributor of lumber, windows, doors, hardware, and insulation to the homebuilding industry.

Private Sellside JLL Partners / Builders FirstSource, Inc.
Morgan Products Ltd.

Largest U.S. distributor of windows and millwork

Morgan Products Ltd. Sellside Andersen Windows, Inc.
Pleasants Hardware Company

The leading wholesale distributor and custom fabricator of metal doors and frames, residential and commercial hardware, and miscellaneous building accessories

Private Sellside Key Equity Capital
Richard Young Journal Inc.

Distributor of computer supplies

Private Sellside The Hillman Company
Service Partners, LLC

Largest distributor of residential fiberglass insulation in North America and a leading multi-branch insulation installer

Quad-C Sellside Monitor Clipper Partners
Snugli, Inc.

Manufacturer of infant carriers

Private Sellside Huffy Corp.
Wheaton Industries, Inc.

A value-added supplier of products and customized solutions serving the global laboratory supply industry. Wheaton sells over 10,000 SKUs of primarily branded products to both global distributors and diagnostic and chemical packagers serving the industry

River Associates Sellside PNC Equity Partners
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