M&A Deal Summary

Incline Equity Partners Acquires Wholesale Supplies Plus

On July 16, 2019, private equity firm Incline Equity Partners acquired distribution company Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc.

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Incline Equity Partners’ 3rd transaction in the Distribution sector.
  • This is Incline Equity Partners’ 43rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Incline Equity Partners’ 3rd transaction in Ohio.
Investment Fate
  • Wholesale Supplies Plus was sold to a financial buyer in 2021.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2019-07-16
Target Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc.
Sector Distribution
Buyer(s) Incline Equity Partners
Deal Type Recapitalization

Target

Wholesale Supplies Plus, Inc.

Independence, Ohio, United States
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Wholesale Supplies Plus is a provider of high-quality raw materials, supplies, and packaging for soap, skincare, and candle artisans. The company’s broad product assortment and complementary support enable an expanding artisan community to meet growing consumer demand for authentic, local, and clean label personal products. Wholesale Supplies Plus was founded in 1999 and is based in Independence, Ohio.

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Buyer

Incline Equity Partners

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1982
PE ASSETS 2.8B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Incline Equity Partners is a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market growth companies. The Firm targets companies located in the US and Canada with enterprise values ranging from $25 to $450 million. Prospective transaction types include buyouts, minority recapitalizations, and corporate divestitures. Incline Equity Partners was formerly known as PNC Equity Partners. The Firm is based in Pittsburgh.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 44 of 50
Sector (Distribution) 3 of 7
Type (Recapitalization) 10 of 10
State (Ohio) 3 of 4
Country (United States) 43 of 49
Year (2019) 4 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-06-27 Brown & Joseph Ltd.

Itasca, Illinois, United States

Brown & Joseph Ltd. is a provider of commercial accounts receivable management solutions, with a focus on the insurance industry. The Company principally specializes in B2B third-party collection services, but also provides first-party collection services and insurance premium audits. Brown & Joseph was founded in 1996 and is based in Itasca, Illinois.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2019-10-01 Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning & General Contracting, Inc.

Fairfield, New Jersey, United States

Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning & General Contracting, Inc. provides gutter cleaning, soft wash, and other related, non-discretionary residential services, including gutter maintenance, installation, and repair. Ned Stevens Gutter Cleaning & General Contracting was founded in 1965 and is based in Fairfield, New Jersey.

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