Selected Transactions

Over the years, R.L. Hulett & Company has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide variety of industries. Please note that this list is not comprehensive. It is common for sellers and/or buyers to request confidentiality regarding their transactions, and R.L. Hulett & Company respects such requests as a matter of policy.

Simply click on any tombstone for further details.

EPIC, located in St. Louis, Missouri, is a recognized leader in the engineering, design and fabrication of modular process systems, packaging lines and machine vision inspection systems.  The Company was founded in 1995 by John Schott and Matt Quinn. Over the past 23 years, the Company has grown to 72 employees and today provides a diverse mix of industrial solutions including process systems, machine vision, packaging and industrial automation to some of the world’s largest companies.  EPIC ser
Read more
Systems Graphics, Inc., (“SGI”) is a leading Midwestern packaging business specializing in label and tag converting solutions.  The Company was founded in 1986 by the Seller after he had spent years in International Paper’s Packaging Division.  Today, the Company is a leading converter of a variety of high-quality custom products serving a number of end markets including governmental (government security labels), food and beverage (food, snack and drink labels), industrial/automotive (thermal la
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company advised in the sale of 1st Choice Courier and Distribution ("1st Choice"), a leading Midwestern courier, distribution and freight services business, to Northern Pacific Group ("NPG"). As part of the transaction, 1st Choice CEO, Jason Flegel, and Chief Strategy Officer, Charlie Walch, have agre
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company advised GadellNet Consulting, LLC (“GadellNet”), a top Managed Service Provider in the Midwest, on the acquisition of Blue Key Technology.GadellNet was formed in St. Louis, MO in 2003 and has since grown to five locations across the Midwest. GadellNet offers the full gambit of managed services, including comprehensive security monitoring, on-site and cloud backup, mobile device management, professional services, and more.
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company advised in the sale of Trinity Packaging, LLC (“TRIPACK”), a leading distributor of industrial packaging supplies.TRIPACK distributes a variety of custom and standard industrial packaging supplies to customers throughout the Midwest. Since its founding in 1995, Vicki and Gary Koenig have grown the company into a diversified supplier of a variety of products including films, corregated boxes, tapes, bags, foam, plastic sheeting, strapping, material handling, jan/san chemical
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company served as exclusive financial advisor in the recent recapitalization of PohlmanUSA, a leading provider of technology-driven court reporting and litigation support services, with a financial sponsor. During its 25 years in business, this court reporting agency has grown into one of the most significant litigation support services firms in the nation with an extensive network of over 400 experienced and reliable court reporters located around the country. This, combined with
Read more
U.S. Minerals, headquartered in Dyer, Indiana, is a leading recycler and processor of coal slag. The Company’s facilities, located in Baldwin and Coffeen, Illinois, Harvey, Louisiana and Galveston, Texas, process coal slag from the bottom of power-plant boilers into two beneficial re-use products: roofing granules and surface-blasting abrasives. Roofing customers utilize coal slag to produce asphalt shingles. Abrasives customers use coal slag to remove particles, like rust and paint, from metal
Read more
Theodoro Baking Co., Inc. ("Theodoro"), located in Hazelwood, Missouri, was founded in 1917 and has been producing breads and sweet baked goods for nearly a century. The bakery was bought by the Daniels family in the 1980s with the vision of becoming a larger regional player in the wholesale baking business. Under Daniels’ ownership, the company diversified into new end markets including retail/grocery, food-service, institutional and healthcare.
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company advised in the sale of Data Manufacturing, Inc. (“DMI”), a leading manufacturer of printed gift and loyalty cards for global retail merchant payment processors.DMI has developed a niche expertise in manufacturing and fulfilling short run gift card orders for retailers around the United States.  The company has developed a proprietary order entry software interface which enables unparalleled quality and turn-around time in the industry.
Read more
With annual revenue of over $300 million, SM Wilson has grown to be one of the leading general contracting firms in the Midwest and provides a complete range of services, including pre-construction, pre-referendum, construction management, general contracting and design/build for clients in healthcare, senior care, retail, education, commercial, federal/MILCON and industrial markets.Cambridge Quality Construction is a roofing contractor specializing in military, commercial and residential roofin
Read more
O’Brien Capital, LLC is a St. Louis-based private investment firm seeking to acquire lower middle-market manufacturing and industrial service businesses in the Midwest. O’Brien provides a combination of investment capital and deep operational expertise to the portfolio companies it invests in to drive long-term value for shareholders.For more than 20 years, Classic Equine has been an industry leader in horse stalls and stable equipment. They have expanded their product lines to include Dutch doo
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company successfully originated and negotiated the sale of a custom software applications developer and enterprise solutions provider. The Selling principals have committed to stay with the firm to help facilitate the continued growth and profitability of the Company. Secure Data, Inc., based in O’Fallon, Illinois, develops custom financial software applications for the United States Air Force under a number of long-term contract vehicles with various contracting command centers.
Read more
The City of Hazelwood, Missouri, in connection with Missouri Technology Corporation, a Missouri non-profit corporation, extended a $5 million secured loan to Emerald Automotive, LLC, a British producer of low-to-zero emissions, electric-hybrid delivery vans. R.L. Hulett & Company assisted the City of Hazelwood by performing due diligence on the project.With a population of nearly 26,000 residents covering 16.5 square miles, the City of Hazelwood is one of the largest cities in St. Louis County.
Read more
The Federated Software Group, based in the greater St. Louis metropolitan area, is a leading custom software engineering firm providing system development and related services to several mission critical command and control (C2) and logistical systems operated by major commands within the US Department of Defense. Founded in 1992, the company turned to R.L. Hulett & Company for assistance in selling substantially all the assets of the business. The ideal strategic buyer was identified as The Bo
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company advised in the sale of substantially all of the assets of Mid America Brick (“MAB”), a leading manufacturer of a variety of architectural and face brick products, to Shamrock Assets, LLC (“Shamrock”). MAB, located in Mexico, Missouri, began operations in 2010 as a restart of the site which was the former home of A.P. Green, at one time the world’s largest producer of refractory brick for steel mills. MAB manufactured a variety of commercial and residential building product
Read more
TSG is a St. Louis-based firm initially established by Steve Schepman to provide consulting and capital advisory services to lower middle-market businesses but over time evolved into a merchant banking firm of several partners with an objective of acquiring the assets of WTN. Winetasting.com was founded in 1991 and is based in Napa Valley, California. The Company’s location and relationships in America’s premier wine growing region give it access to some of the best locally produced wines, as w
Read more
Renard Paper Company, Inc. is a family owned and operated wholesaler of janitorial supplies and disposable foodservice paper products serving the St. Louis metropolitan area since 1953. HP Products is a distributor of janitorial, safety, packaging and laundry/dietary products serving customers in a variety of industries. HP Products services six states in the Midwest and is the second-largest independent distributor of its goods and services in the country.
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company successfully originated and negotiated the sale of a profitable registered investment advisory firm with over $150 million in assets under management.  The Seller has committed to stay with the firm for a period of time to help ensure the successful transition of client accounts.Roman, Butler, Fullerton & Company, based in St. Louis, Missouri, is an SEC registered investment advisory and financial planning firm serving both individual and institutional clients.  The Company
Read more
Sierra Emergency Products, Inc., based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, is a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of emergency products to disaster relief agencies. The buyer, Hydro Tube Enterprises, headquartered in Oberlin, Ohio with manufacturing facilities in Ohio and North Carolina, is a $20 million company that has provided tube bending, machining and fabrication services for over 40 years. R.L. Hulett & Company facil
Read more
MCP, Inc., including its subsidiaries, is an international wholesale distributor of motorcycle parts and accessories with $55 million annual revenue. From their headquarters in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, President Susan Dodd hired R.L. Hulett & Company for assistance in selling the company assets. R.L. Hulett & Company assisted MCP, Inc. throughout the process, including performance valuation, assistance with due diligence, review of the contracts and facilitating the closing.
Read more
Wood Waste Energy, Inc. provides comprehensive service to the nation's railroads for the disposal of used ties.The buyer, RailWorks Corporation is the leading provider of track and transit systems construction services throughout North America. RailWorks Corporation was formed to capitalize on the growing need for rail construction, maintenance, and materials solutions.R.L. Hulett & Company facilitated the process, including performing a valuation on Wood Waste Energy, Inc., preparing an offerin
Read more
MidWest Nonwovens, LLC is a start-up entity formed to acquire manufacturing assets and produce thermally bonded highloft polyester nonwovens. The company's product is sold to manufacturers of furniture, mattresses, foam products, bedspreads and other home furnishings as well as jackets and apparel. R.L. Hulett & Company arranged for approximately $3.5 million in start-up financing for the entity despite a difficult credit environment where lending has tightened dramatically.R.L. Hulett & Company
Read more
R.L. Hulett & Company successfully originated and advised in the sale of a leading, high-end fabricator and installer of stone products (marble, granite, limestone, travertine, slate, quartz, etc.) serving residential and commercial customers.Stone Fabricators, Inc. is one of the largest fabricators in the St. Louis metropolitan area. The company has built a reputation for high quality, precision fabrication and installation among commercial and residential builders, architects, and interior des
Read more
United Electric Supply, based in St. Louis, Missouri is one of the first electrical parts distributors west of the Mississippi. Founded in 1907, the company is a leading electrical parts distributor with $70 million in annual revenue, realized from eight operating branches located in Illinois and Missouri. The primary markets served by United Electric Supply include industrial, construction, and commercial building supply. To further add value to its customers, the Company complements its distri
Read more
GW Composites, Inc. is a manufacturer of fiberglass-reinforced plastic items such as truck body parts, agricultural equipment parts, large containers and related products for industrial and military use.The buyer, Fibre Body Industries, Inc. is the country's leading manufacturer of fiberglass truck bodies primarily for the utility and fire truck markets.R.L. Hulett & Company assisted GW Composites, Inc. throughout the process by performing a valuation of the company, preparing an offering memora
Read more
Franklin Manufacturing Company, based in St. Charles, Missouri, is a privately-held manufacturer and distributor of electronic component and assemblies for the automotive, medical, telecommunications, and industrial markets. Franklin Manufacturing is an ISO-9002 certified electronics manufacturer of surface mount and thru-hole printed circuit boards, electro-mechanical assemblies, cable harness assemblies and box builds.The buyer, Unique Mobility, Inc. is a leading worldwide developer and manufa
Read more
Sterling Direct, Inc. of Earth City, Missouri specializes in developing direct mail marketing programs, primarily for financial institutions and advertising agencies. The direct mail house has ranked among the fastest-growing businesses in the country, according to Inc. 500 surveys. Sterling Direct had $13 million in revenue for 1996. Sterling Direct requested the services of R.L. Hulett & Company to assist in the acquisition of TALX Document Services Corporation, a subsidiary of TALX Corporati
Read more
Valley Farm Dairy Company was engaged in the wholesale distribution of dairy and food products in the St. Louis metropolitan area with annual revenues of approximately $21 million. Valley Farm distributed a variety of perishable food items such as milk, ice cream, cheese, meats, poultry, pasta, fresh produce and bread. Crown Foods, L.L.C. distributes fresh meat, seafood, poultry and other food items with annual revenues of approximately $80 million. R.L. Hulett & Company assisted Valley Farm D
Read more
With 66 years of experience, Koller Enterprises, Inc. of Fenton, MO, is one of the oldest plastic product manufacturing companies in the U.S., with divisions in the lighting, pet, container, and plastic contract manufacturing markets. Koller’s division, Colorado Aggregate Company (CAC), is a 52-year-old gravel company which entered the pet market in 1986. Clifford W. Estes Company, Inc. began 150 years ago and has become the leader in the coloring and coating of sand and gravel. In this transa
Read more
Merit Company is a privately owned manufacturing business based in St. Louis, Missouri. Merit is a manufacturer of precision-machined metal and plastic components to industry. Merit uses an extensive range of machines to produce precision parts, principally for further assembly by its customers. The processes include automatic screw machines, CNC turning centers, and secondary machining equipment.Merit Company engaged R.L. Hulett & Company for assistance in selling the company. The ideal buyer w
Read more
Managed Care Professionals, Inc., based in St. Louis, Missouri, provides comprehensive payment compliance service for health care facilities nationwide.The buyer, F.Y.I. Incorporated, is one of the nation's fastest growing providers of document and information outsourcing solutions.R.L. Hulett & Company facilitated the process by performing a valuation of Managed Care Professionals Inc., preparing an offering memorandum, identifying buyers, negotiating the letters of intent, directing due dilige
Read more
Media Pulse, Inc. provides high technology news tracking and video related support services for public relations professionals in the current age of video communications. Media Pulse is headquartered in St. Louis, with offices in Kansas City, Phoenix, and Indianapolis. President John M. Stephens engaged R.L. Hulett & Company for assistance in selling the company. The buyer, Bacon’s Information Inc. is a leading provider of media monitoring services and media databases. Bacon’s provides an onlin
Read more
Delsan Industries, Inc. is a manufacturer of high quality vinyl original and replacement windows, storm doors and windows, and patio doors and accessories. The products are sold primarily to home improvement dealers and construction contractors within a five hundred mile radius of St. Louis, Missouri. Founded in 1967, the company has an excellent reputation in the industry for the quality of its products, its new product innovations, and the quality of service provided to its customers.The buyer
Read more
Grip-Tech International, Inc. is an international manufacturer of sponge rubber grips. Grip-Tech, based in O'Fallon, Missouri, manufactures foam rubber products, specializing in lawn and garden grips along with grips for exercise and industrial equipment.
Read more
Summit Container Company, a St. Louis manufacturer and distributor of custom corrugated boxes, has merged with Boxes of St. Louis Incorporated, a manufacturer of corrugated boxes with sales in excess of $20 million.
Read more
Ascent Power, LLC, and its parent company Ascent, are both headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri. Created in 2005, Ascent Power offers back-up power system design, battery and generators sales, as well as maintenance services to Ascent clients. When President Phil Horstmann began looking for ways to grow the company's marketshare, he contacted R.L. Hulett & Company.
Read more