09 June 2020

Miller Johnson Represents Kamps Pallets in Strategic Acquisitions

The Transactions
Miller Johnson represented Kamps Pallets (Kamps) in its recent strategic acquisition of D&H Bark, Inc.’s mulch business and the Atlanta pallet businesses of Green Trip Recycling, Inc. (GTR).

In April 2020, Kamps expanded its existing mulch and bark business with the purchase of the business of D&H Bark, Inc., located two hours north of Kamps’ Grand Rapids corporate headquarters. D&H Bark, Inc. has been involved in wholesale mulch and related sales for over twenty years and joined Kamps’ Wood Resource Division, which will be the division’s sixth location in Michigan. According to Mitchell Kamps, the president of Kamps, D&H Bark, Inc. is a “long standing, family owned company with a clear focus on quality of product and delivering top notch service, which aligns with our company’s principles and complements our current supply chain.”

In May 2020, Kamps also entered the Atlanta market with the purchase of GTR’s business. Concurrently with the GTR acquisition, Kamps acquired the Atlanta book of business, and other assets, from a large national broker in the industry, which will be combined with GTR’s Atlanta facility. “Green Trip Recycling has an established customer-oriented culture and a keen focus on delivering service and quality. Our cultures are a perfect fit for one another and we are excited to have them join the Kamps Pallet family” says Kamps’ president, Mitchell Kamps.

Dustin Daniels and Anne Marie Carson led Miller Johnson’s team, which included Michael Penny (corporate), Neil Williams (tax), Tripp VanderWal (employee benefits), Jeff Gray (employee benefits), Grant Schertzing (environmental), Jim Ens (real estate), Jon Andersh (real estate) and Nate Plantinga (employment).

Kamps Pallets
( Kamps is a full service pallet company delivering innovative pallet and packaging solutions to customers across the United States. Founded in 1973, Kamps has grown from one hardworking visionary to a nationwide team of over 850 employees. Kamps manages over 100 million pallets annually and serves over 1,800 customers with recurring needs for pallet management services in diverse end markets including the e-commerce, retail, food & beverage, industrial, logistics and distribution industries.

Miller Johnson’s M&A Practice Group
Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals, and navigate the various challenges that can arise in the context of mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business transactions.

Miller Johnson is recognized for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and Chambers USA. Our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists at the M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards. For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737 or Anne Marie Carson at (616) 831-1787.