WALTHAM, Mass.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Global Partners LP (NYSE: GLP) today announced the signing of an agreement to purchase 10 company-operated gas stations and convenience stores from New Hampshire-based Cheshire Oil Company, LLC.
The Cheshire portfolio has nine stores in New Hampshire and one in Brattleboro, Vermont. All of the locations are branded T-Bird Mini Marts and market Citgo fuel. The purchase is expected to close in the third quarter of 2018 and is subject to customary closing conditions.
“This acquisition expands our retail presence in New Hampshire and benefits from economies of scale in the purchase of fuel and convenience store merchandise,” said Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka. “In addition to our recently announced agreement to acquire the retail fuel and convenience store assets of Champlain Oil Company in Vermont and New Hampshire, the Cheshire transaction reflects our strategic focus on making complementary acquisitions in markets that leverage our terminal assets, enhance synergies and expand our retail footprint.”
Global expects the acquisition to be accretive in the first full year of operations.
About Global Partners LP
Global Partners is a midstream logistics and marketing master limited partnership that owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of petroleum products and renewable fuels in the Northeast. With approximately 1,500 locations, primarily in the Northeast, Global is one of the largest regional independent owners, suppliers and operators of gasoline stations and convenience stores. Global is also one of the largest distributors of gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in New England and New York. The Partnership is also engaged in the transportation of petroleum products and renewable fuels by rail from the mid-continental U.S. and Canada. For additional information, visit www.globalp.com.
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