Matrix Serves as Exclusive Advisor to North American Propane, Inc. on its Sale to NGL Energy Partners LP
RICHMOND, VA – February 8, 2012 – Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. announced today the sale of North American Propane, Inc. (“NAP”) to NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE: NGL) for approximately $66.8 million in cash, subject to adjustment for certain assumed liabilities, working capital and other specified items. North American Propane operates as a large regional retail and wholesale distributor of propane, distillates and industrial gases to residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural customers.
Headquartered in Taunton, Massachusetts, NAP serves the Northeast and parts of the Mid- Atlantic, including Massachusetts, Connecticut, Maryland, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Rhode Island, Maine and New Hampshire. NAP was acquired in 2003 by management and majority shareholder Albion Investors, a private equity firm focused on middle market buyouts. Matrix Capital Markets Group served as exclusive financial advisor to North American Propane. The transaction was led by Mike Morrison, Bill Kerkam, David Shoulders and William O’Flaherty. Mike Morrison, Managing Director and Principal at Matrix commented, “This is the second company we have sold for Albion in the last year. This is a great result for customers, ownership and NGL.”
Mark Arnold, Managing Partner at Albion Investors said, “Since 2003, NAP has grown rapidly through the acquisition of 14 companies in the propane, distillate and industrial gas segments. The resulting geographic reach and customer base aligns well with NGL’s business and product offering.” According to H. Michael Krimbill, Chief Executive Officer of NGL Energy Partners, “This purchase expands our operations in the New England market and provides entry into the Mid-Atlantic market of the U.S. NAP serves in excess of 50,000 customers and delivers about 18 million gallons of retail volume, 8 million gallons of wholesale propane volume, and 10 million gallons of distillate volume annually.”
Charlie Gonzales, Managing Director at Albion Investors said, “We appreciate the guidance and efforts of the Matrix team who worked tirelessly to bring this transaction to a close. They did an excellent job putting the transaction together and we were very pleased with the outcome.” Bill Kerkam, Senior Vice President at Matrix, added, “The attractive geographic market and size of the transaction allowed us to generate significant interest from multiple players in the industry. The strategic fit with NGL is very apparent and we look forward to seeing them benefit from the Company’s strong foothold in the New England and Mid-Atlantic markets.”
About Matrix Capital Markets Group
Matrix Capital Markets Group, Inc. is an independent, advisory focused, privately-held investment bank headquartered in Richmond, VA. Since 1988, Matrix has provided merger & acquisition and financial advisory services for privately-held, private-equity owned and publicly traded companies. Our primary advisory services include company sales, asset divestitures, recapitalizations, management buyouts, capital raises of debt & equity, corporate recovery, fairness opinions and valuations. Matrix has served clients in a wide range of industries, including industrial manufacturing and distribution, building products, business services, consumer products, healthcare, lumber and petroleum marketing & distribution. For additional information, please visit www.matrixcmg.com.
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