Matrix Announces the Successful Sale of Revere Gas, Inc.’s Propane Distribution and Rail Terminal Assets
RICHMOND, VA – December 20, 2018 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. (“Matrix”), a leading, independent investment bank, announces the successful closing on the sale of Revere Gas, Inc.’s (“Revere” or the “Company”) propane distribution and rail terminal business to Quarles Petroleum, a Virginia based provider of residential and commercial fuel. Over its 75 years in business, Revere has grown to become one of the largest, family owned propane distributors in the U.S.
Founded in 1942 by H.L. Revere, the Company is a third-generation propane gas distributor headquartered in Hartfield, Virginia. Under the leadership of the late Charles Revere and his sons, Carlton Revere, President and CEO; and Craig Revere, Executive Vice President; the Company significantly expanded its marketing presence across eastern and central Virginia, operating eight branch offices, plus a rail terminal. Known for its exemplary customer service, unrivaled technical expertise, and active community involvement, Revere Gas serves over 26,000 residential, commercial, agricultural, industrial, and governmental customers in 32 counties.
“Lots of emotions were involved in making our decision to divest. While those emotions are important, there are business interests that need to be organized. Any family business considering to make such a change must have professionals that advise them well in advance of the ultimate sale. I could not dream of attempting a deal alone. The Matrix team are well versed in the intricacies of our industry and gave us good counsel as we navigated the transaction. Additionally, we are happy to call the team friends,” stated Carlton Revere.
Matrix provided merger and acquisition advisory services to Revere, 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; Vance Saunders, Managing Director; and John Duni, Associate.
Mr. Cavalier added, “Over the last few years we have been very fortunate to advise the Revere shareholders on two acquisitions and, ultimately, the sale of the Company. It has been an exceptional experience to work with one of the propane industry’s largest and most respected private companies. We thank the Revere family for giving us the opportunity to work with them so closely as they grew their business, and we wish them continued success as they capitalize on the shareholder value they have created to focus on other family business ventures.”
Scott Seymour, Dustin DeVore, Greg Davis, Jacob Glasser and Alex Powell of Kaufman & Canoles served as legal counsel for Revere.