The following list is roughly in chronological order from January through December 2018. We forego the Inc.s and Co.s beyond one word names and shorten company names to their common usage for brevity’s sake. If somehow we missed something, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.
–Franke Foodservice bought Facilities Solutions
–Emerson bought acquired Cooper-Atkins
–Jordan Co. purchased Carlisle FoodService Products from Carlisle Cos.
–H.I.G. Capital acquired Wastequip from Centerbridge Partners
–Welbilt bought Sweden-based Crema Int’l.
–Sterno Group bought Rimparts Inc.
–Denmark’s Tefcold bought U.K.’s Interlevin
–Middleby bought Nitro Brew Coffee Systems, Spain’s Josper, Italy’s Firex, and then bought Taylor Co. from Carrier Corp/United Technologies
–T&S Brass bought Italy’s Klarco
–John Ritzenthaler purchased Chef’s Revivial from Dexter-Russell.
–Halton bought LC Systems
–Vollrath acquired Carlson Products
–Arctic Industries purchased Duracold Refrigeration
–Oliver bought Canada’s Bloemhof Inc.
–Electrolux Professional acquired Italy’s SPM Drink Systems
–Crown Brands (Centre Lane Partners) purchased Tomlinson
–P.E. company Mason Wells acquired Structural Concepts
–KPS (Keysor Panel) bought Custom Cooler
–Middleby bought Canada’s Crown FSE and EVO America
–And Standex Foodservice announced it was seeking a buyer for its Cooking Solutions Group.)
We will detail 2018 dealer, distributor and other transactions next week.
Middleby, Welbilt and Electrolux bought coffee and beverage companies equipment companies and continued to add to their portfolios outside North America. Franke Foodservice, which we consider a manufacturer, made two acquisitions—Facilities Solutions and Chain Link Services—that added to its “dealer’ side and also gave it positioning in c-stores.