Prairie has provided valuation and corporate finance advisory services to over 100 distribution clients across the United States. We understand the importance distribution companies play in the global supply chain. They are the bridge between manufacturers and end-users which can enhance product reach and create value-added services. Our knowledge of key value drivers combined with our transaction expertise allow our clients to objectively assess their strategic alternatives and choose their desired path.
Prairie has expertise in the following distribution sectors:
Headquartered in Cedar Rapids, Van Meter is Iowa’s largest distributor selling more than 800 brands of electrical and mechanical products to contractor, industrial and commercial customers nationwide, as well as internationally. The company owns a lighting distributor in Chicago and recently announced plans to open a location in Omaha. Van Meter’s offering encompasses lighting, data communications, utility, automation, renewable energy, core electrical components and more.
Miller Electric Supply has been acquired by Van Meter, Inc.
With a history dating back to 1927, Mapes LBH, Inc. & Subsidiaries is a leading processor and distributor of specialty enameling and electrical steel with significant steel toll processing, storage and transportation capabilities. The Company also manufactures transformer cores for the power distribution industry.
Mapes LBH, Inc. & Subsidiaries, a majority ESOP-owned company, have been acquired by Mapes Holdings LLC.
For over 50 years, Packard, Inc. is a master distributor in the HVACR industry. Headquartered in Kennesaw, Georgia, they have regional offices and independent manufacturers’ representatives from coast to coast.
Packard, Inc. has sold 100% of the common stock to the Packard, Inc. Employee Stock Ownership Trust.