Houston, Texas-based Sysco Corp. has agreed to acquire Edward Don & Co., a distributor of foodservice equipment, supplies and disposables.
Headquartered in Chicago, Edward Don & Co. generates about $1.3 billion in annual revenue, serving a range of restaurant, foodservice and other customers across the U.S.
The acquisition will allow Sysco to add capabilities and offerings to complement its business and create a specialty equipment and supplies platform to provide better selection and service to customers.
Specifically, Edward Don & Co. will bring:
- A broad distribution footprint, with more than 1.4 million square feet of distribution centers and office space in key U.S. geographies,
- An experienced field sales team focused on equipment and supplies, and
- Design and build capabilities that complement Sysco’s business.
Upon completion of the transaction, Edward Don & Co. will operate as a standalone specialty division within Sysco, which expects to retain the leadership team, as well as all employees.
“This exemplary business, led by Steve Don and a strong leadership team, will drive accretive value to Sysco’s business and enable Sysco to better serve our customers with a more complete product assortment,” said Kevin Hourican, president and CEO.
“Additionally, this transaction will further demonstrate our ‘Recipe for Growth’ strategy. We are excited to introduce our hundreds of thousands of customers to Edward Don’s compelling assortment and robust supply chain capabilities.”
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