Deal Diary

Welcome to Acquisition International’s Deal Diary, the place where we showcase exciting deals from across the globe. With each diary entry, we’ll be taking a comprehensive look at the inner workings of the deal in question and will be venturing behind the scenes to take a look at the dedicated professionals involved in ensuring its success.

Here you will discover the most active deal makers and a comprehensive catalogue of the transactions they have been involved with.

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Within 24 hours of booking, we'll upload your deal and company profile - including contact details and links to your homepage - right here on our site, putting you and your firm in front of
40,000 visitors every month!

You will, of course, get a full company bio, including your contact details and fully clickable links direct to your website, and to make sure the people who matter will be able to find every deal you and your firm have been involved in at the click of a button, all of the deals posted on the Deal Diary site are incredibly easy to search by firm name, individual name, sector or region. We even have an automatically updated deal leaderboard (right). 

Tier 2: The Newsletter - Direct to 108,000 subscribers!

Your involvement in the deal will be featured on our weekly Deal Round-Up newsletter,  published via email every Thursday to a global audience of  108,000. Your deal write-up will also include hyperlinked images and logos, taking readers straight to your homepage. That’s a potential 108,000 clicks every month!

Tier 3: The Publication - Sent to 108,000 people in 170 countries!

The deal and your involvement will appear in the Deal Diary section of our monthly magazine, distributed to 108,000 people in 170 countries around the world. This is where you can tell us all about the deal and how you made it happen, providing the perfect opportunity to shout about your firm’s experience, expertise and the great work you’ve been doing.


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April 22, 2015
Coca-Cola to Acquire Chinese Beverage Firm for $400.5 Million
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Equistone Partners Europe Closes Fund V at €2bn Hard Cap
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TJP Advised TTTech Computer Technology AG on Capital Increase of €50 million
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Nokia Acquire Alcatel-Lucent
April 15, 2015
Motor Fuel Group acquires 90 Shell filling stations
April 15, 2015
One Sheldon Square Acquired for £210 million
April 15, 2015
Klass Capital Acquires Resolver Inc.
April 15, 2015
AVIC Acquires Fourth US Aviation Firm
April 15, 2015
BlackHawk Industrial buys Packaging Inc., Pioneer Tool Supply
April 15, 2015
Mountain Capital Acquires Zep
April 15, 2015

BlackHawk Industrial Buys Packaging Inc., Pioneer Tool Supply

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Blackhawk Industrial


Brazos Private Equity Partners, LLC, a leading Dallas-based private investment firm, announced today that its portfolio company BlackHawk Industrial Distribution (“BlackHawk”) has successfully completed the acquisitions of Packaging, Inc. and Pioneer Tool Supply.

BlackHawk, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, is a top-30 distributor in the North American industrial supply market. BlackHawk serves more than 6,000 customers through a direct salesforce supported by a network of 25 sales locations, through integrated service models and through a manufacturing services division. The company focuses primarily on technical, recurring and consumable segments within industrial distribution, with an emphasis on the cutting tools and abrasives product category. The company was formed through a Brazos initiative with leading industry executive Bill Scheller to execute a buy-and-build strategy.

Packaging, Inc., headquartered in Eden Prairie, Minnesota, is a leading provider of packaging and fastening supplies. Founded in 1957, Packaging serves a loyal and long-standing customer base in the Midwest region through a direct salesforce. The company focuses on technical, value-added “outside the box” and “inside the box” packaging solutions, as well as on niche fastening products. The Packaging management team has continued to run the business as a segment of BlackHawk and is leading efforts to grow the packaging and fastening product categories within the broader BlackHawk customer base.

Pioneer Tool Supply, headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts, is a distributor of metalworking and cutting tools in the New England marketplace, with locations in Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, and Maine. Founded in 1948, Pioneer provides clients with the latest technologies, technical knowledge and superior customer service to increase manufacturing efficiency and improve operations. In addition to its core distribution services, the company offers precision grinding for resharpening and reconditioning tooling and vendor managed inventory to evaluate stock levels. Pioneer’s management team will continue to lead the business in new senior leadership roles within BlackHawk, guiding efforts to grow BlackHawk’s presence in New England and efforts to incorporate several of Pioneer’s leading service and technology initiatives across BlackHawk.

“We are excited to help BlackHawk complete these two highly complementary acquisitions,” said Randall Fojtasek, Co-Founding Partner and Co-CEO of Brazos and Chairman of BlackHawk. “BlackHawk’s successful growth is a great example of Brazos’ buy-and-build strategy. Since Brazos invested in BlackHawk in 2010, the company has made twelve acquisitions and has grown significantly, gained market share and consolidated its leadership in key product categories in the broader industrial distribution market.”

“Brazos has been a terrific sponsor for BlackHawk, guiding our organic and acquisitive growth and helping us build a great distribution platform,” said Bill Scheller, BlackHawk’s CEO and President. “We look forward to continuing to grow and enhance the company with Brazos’ assistance and with the support of our employees, customers, vendors and financing partners.”

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