CHARLOTTE, N.C. (PRWEB) June 22, 2016
BlackArch Partners (“BlackArch”) is pleased to announce the sale of Integrated Supply Network (“ISN” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity (“Audax”), to Freeman Spogli & Co. (“Freeman Spogli”).
Headquartered in Lakeland, FL, ISN (http://www.isnweb.com) is a leading independent wholesale distributor and private brand owner of tools, equipment and supplies to the automotive aftermarket. From its distribution center network across North America and the United Kingdom, the Company serves a diverse base of reseller customers, including national and regional parts distributors, mobile tool dealers, heavy duty distributors and a variety of other automotive and industrial resellers. The purchase by Freeman Spogli and partnership with ISN’s management team will allow the Company to continue its rapid growth into new geographies, product categories and customer channels.
BlackArch was retained by ISN’s management team and financial sponsor, Audax, to serve as the primary financial advisor on the transaction. The ISN transaction builds upon BlackArch’s significant momentum in the Distribution & Logistics and Automotive Aftermarket sectors, representing the 20th transaction for BlackArch in these sectors during the past four years.
Bruce Weber, President and CEO of Integrated Supply Network, commented: “BlackArch has been a fantastic advisor and a wonderful thought partner throughout this transaction. Their team is second to none when it comes to information presentation, data analytics and overall process management and flow. They have a gear that most people never hit.”
About Audax Private Equity
Since its founding in 1999, Audax Private Equity has been focused on building leading middle market companies. Audax has invested over $3.5 billion in 96 platform and 489 add-on companies. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations, and significantly increase equity value. Audax Private Equity is an integral part of Audax Group, an alternative asset management firm specializing in investments in middle market companies. With offices in Boston, New York, and Menlo Park, Audax Group has over $10 billion in assets under management across its Private Equity, Mezzanine, and Senior Debt businesses. For more information, visit the Audax Group website http://www.audaxgroup.com.
About Freeman Spogli & Co.
Freeman Spogli & Co. is a private equity firm dedicated exclusively to investing in and partnering with management in consumer-related and distribution companies in the United States. Since its founding in 1983, Freeman Spogli has invested $3.7 billion in 54 portfolio companies with an aggregate transaction value of $21 billion. Freeman Spogli has offices in Los Angeles and New York. For additional information, visit freemanspogli.com.
About BlackArch Partners
BlackArch Partners is a leading middle-market investment bank offering a full spectrum of advisory services to financial sponsors, private companies and diversified corporations. BlackArch addresses the needs of owner-operators, founders and shareholders of private companies with specialized services that include M&A advisory, strategic advisory and private capital solutions. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, with offices in Houston, TX, BlackArch features a total of 12 industry-focused practices that cover all sectors of interest to middle-market investors; BlackArch professionals have closed more than 340 transactions in 16 countries on four continents. Please visit our website, http://www.blackarchpartners.com, for more details.
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