MIAMI--(BUSINESS WIRE)--EVI Industries, Inc. (NYSE American: EVI) announced today that it executed a definitive purchase agreement to acquire substantially all the assets and certain liabilities of Richmond, VA based Commercial Laundry Equipment Company, Inc.(“CLE”), a distributor of on-premise and vended laundry products and a provider of related installation and maintenance services to the new and replacement markets of the commercial laundry industry.
This acquisition expands EVI’s sales and service presence in the Mid-Atlantic U.S., which coincides with EVI’s strategy to build distribution and service density in geographic markets through which it may provide additional products and services and improve customer service. CLE has a large customer base that is loyal to the knowledge, experience, and capabilities of CLE’s sales and service organization. Consistent with EVI’s operating model, CLE will continue to operate under its existing name, with its existing people, and under the leadership of Tom Brittle, President of CLE.
Henry M. Nahmad, Chairman and CEO commented: “CLE is a unique acquisition in that it serves customers in a geography where EVI already has three businesses operating with wide-ranging capabilities and with distinct product representations. CLE’s customers will benefit from our approach to maintaining business continuity and from the enhanced sales and service capabilities we have in the region. We are thrilled to have CLE join the EVI family.”
The transaction is expected to close upon the satisfaction of closing conditions. Terms of the acquisition were not disclosed. Consideration includes a combination of cash and EVI common stock.
About EVI Industries
EVI Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a value-added distributor and a provider of advisory and technical services. Through its vast sales organization, the Company provides its customers with planning, designing, and consulting services related to their commercial laundry operations. The Company sells and/or leases its customers commercial laundry equipment specializing in washing, drying, finishing, material handling, water heating, power generation, and water reuse applications. In support of the suite of products it offers, the Company sells related parts and accessories. Additionally, through the Company’s robust network of commercial laundry technicians, the Company provides its customers with installation, maintenance, and repair services. The Company’s customers include retail, commercial, industrial, institutional, and government customers. Purchases made by customers range from parts and accessories, to single or multiple units of equipment, to large complex systems, as well as installation, maintenance and repair services.
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