Press Release
August 21, 2023

Holland & Knight Represents Imperial Dade in Acquisition of The Ohio & Michigan Paper Company

CHICAGO (August 21, 2023) – Holland & Knight advised Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of foodservice packaging supplies and janitorial supplies, in its acquisition of The Ohio & Michigan Paper Company. The acquisition was announced August 21. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The Ohio & Michigan Paper Company, headquartered in Perrysburg, Ohio, is a premier distributor of industrial and janitorial products throughout the Midwest.   

Jersey City, New Jersey-based Imperial Dade is the leading independently owned and operated distributor of foodservice packaging, facilities maintenance supplies and equipment in North America.

Holland & Knight's representation of Imperial Dade was led by Partner Morley Fortier III and Associates Kyle Gaughan and Michelle Kraus. They were assisted by Partners Alan Schwartz, Mark Francis, Phillip Schreiber, Amy Edwards, Nellie Sullivan and Eric Rubin and Associates Haylie Treas, Lauren Becker, Alexandra Ward, Kendall Kadish and Nicole Martini.

More information on the transaction can be found here.

Mr. Fortier has represented Imperial Dade in several other transactions this year, including the acquisitions of Green Streets USA, Columbus Paper Company, Lovan Industries, Triple F Distributing, Atlantis Packaging and Apache Group.

Holland & Knight regularly ranks among the leading M&A and private equity law firms in reputable, benchmarking league tables published by Bloomberg and Refinitiv. Through the first half of 2023, the firm ranked among the top 5 most active law firms in the U.S. and globally for its work in the space. Through the HK Deal Flow® program, Holland & Knight facilitates deal leads for clients and prospective clients by matching acquisition or capital raising opportunities with buyers and investors.

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