08 May 2024

Miller Johnson Represents Young Supply Company in its Sale to Heritage Distribution Holdings

The Transaction

Announced in April 2024, Young Supply Company (“Young Supply”) sold to Heritage Distribution Holdings (“Heritage”), the U.S. platform for global HVACR wholesaler Beijer Ref. Young Supply is a wholesale commercial refrigeration and HVAC distributor serving contractors in the Midwestern United States and has grown to be Michigan and Northern Ohio’s premier refrigeration, heating, cooling, food service equipment, hydronic, and parts wholesaler.

“Young Supply Company is excited to announce we have joined the Heritage Distribution Holdings and Beijer Ref family. We look forward to all of the strengths and benefits this opportunity brings, allowing us to service our customers and employees even better. With over 85 years as an industry leader, our Young Supply team also looks forward to contributing to the world-renowned Heritage Distribution Holdings and Beijer Ref family of companies” said Tony Vallan, President of Young Supply.

Young Supply will continue to operate under its own brand, in both distribution and marketing and employs approximately 200 people.

Miller Johnson acted as legal advisor to Young Supply Company in the transaction. Miller Johnson’s team included Dustin Daniels (M&A), Stephen Reaume (M&A), Austin Koltonowski (M&A), Chelsea Austin (M&A), Neil Williams (Tax), Laurie Murphy (Estate Planning), Patrick Edsenga (Employment), Jeff Gray (Employee Benefits), and Brandon Griffith (Intellectual Property).

Young Supply Company

( Young Supply is a family-owned company that was founded in 1935. With 18 branch locations, six contractor learning centers, a central warehouse distribution center, and a large delivery fleet, Young Supply provides experienced and professional teams dedicated to offering solutions in commercial refrigeration and HVAC, primarily focusing on the aftermarket for both residential and commercial projects.

Heritage Distribution Holdings

( Heritage Distribution Holdings is the fastest-growing HVAC/R distributor in the U.S. With a focus on being the market leader in each local geography, Heritage is expanding its footprint by partnering with businesses that share a tenacious commitment to customers, employees, and suppliers.

Miller Johnson’s Mergers & Acquisitions Group

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

Miller Johnson is top listed for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and is ranked by Chambers USA. At The M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards, our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists.

For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737.