Matrix Announces the Successful Sale of Petr-All’s (d/b/a Express Mart) Petroleum Marketing and Convenience Retailing Assets
RICHMOND, VA – November 5, 2018 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces the successful closing on the sale of Petr-All Petroleum Consulting Corporation’s, d/b/a Express Mart (“Petr-All”, “Express Mart”, or the “Company”), 78 convenience retailing and petroleum marketing assets to Speedway LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Marathon Petroleum Corporation (NYSE: MPC).
Petr-All was founded in 1975 in Dryden, NY by the late Francis (Frank) Borer. To better serve the end customer, the first Express Mart convenience store opened in 1989 to offer, in addition to gasoline, a full convenience merchandise product line-up. Over the last three decades, and under the more recent management of Daniel Twombly (President of Finance) and Mike Askwith (President of Marketing, Planning & Store Operations), the Express Mart brand has grown to 78 company-operated stores throughout the State of New York. Frank’s wife, Patricia (Patti) Brock Borer, and their four children have remained active in the Company to this day.
The Borer family commented, “The decision to sell our family business was a hard one. The compassion, professionalism and attention to detail that Matrix brought to the project made the decision easier. They worked with us and on our behalf from beginning to end. We are thrilled with the outcome.”
Matrix provided merger and acquisition advisory services to Petr-All, which included valuation advisory, marketing the business through a confidential, structured sale process, and negotiation of the transaction. The transaction was managed by Spencer Cavalier, Managing Director; Sean Dooley, Vice President; Christian Klawunder, Senior Associate; and, Kyle Tipping, Analyst. Thomas Kelso, Managing Director and Head of Matrix’s Downstream Energy and Convenience Retail Group, and Robbie Radant, Director, also advised on the transaction.
Mr. Cavalier added, “We have been very fortunate to have a long-term relationship with the Borer family and their exceptional management team, led by Dann Twombly and Mike Askwith. Over the years we watched them grow and manage a best-in-class convenience retailing company, and it has been an honor for us to advise them on this successful transaction.”
Roderick McDonald, Dennis Brown, and Martin Schwab of Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC served as legal counsel for Petr-All.