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E&S Dealer/Distributor Mergers, Acquisitions And Other Deals, 2018


The following list is roughly in chronological order from January through December 2018. For brevity’s sake, we forego Inc. and Co. beyond one-word names and shorten company names to their common usage. If somehow we missed something, please let us know at

E&S and Broadline Dealer/Distributors

–Edward Don bought Smith & Greene

–Franke Foodservice acquired Facilities Solutions

–Globe Equipment bought E&S Hotel & Restaurant Equipment

–Sysco purchased Doerle

–TriMark USA acquired Chef’s Toys

–Penn Jersey Paper purchased DePalo & Sons

–Empire Equipment bought TruTemp Equipment and Norm’s Refrigeration

–Michelotti Engineering acquired Yaffee Restaurant, Hotel Supply & Equipment

–BJ Beltram purchased Louis Wohl & Sons

–US Foods bought SGA Foods

–Great Lakes West (Great Lakes Hotel Supply) bought HMAK

–Nella Cutlery acquired a 50% share of Brugman Food Equipment

–Midwest Equipment sold to an employee-owned ESOP

–Franke Foodservice acquired Chain Link Services (Turnkey Services and InStep Foodservice) from Harold Gernsbacher

–Singer acquired EVI

Parts Distributors & Service Companies

–General Parts bought DMO Food Equipment Services

–Smart Care purchased REMCO

–Parts Town acquired 3Wire, and then later in 2018, Parts Xpress


–Luminate Capital Partners bought a majority interest in AutoQuotes Inc. from the Motes family.)

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