Fred Singer, president and CEO of Singer Equipment, announced the acquisition of the business of Thompson & Little. Located in Fayetteville, North Carolina, Thompson & Little is one of the largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealers in the Southeastern United States. Drew O’Quinn, the current leader of Thompson & Little, will continue to run the new division as its President, reporting directly to Fred Singer. The new division will operate under the name Singer T&L.
Fred Singer says, “I am excited about the opportunities that this acquisition will bring to our company and the employees and customers of Thompson & Little. Drew and his team have a reputation for performing high quality work and managing technical and complex projects. Most importantly, they share our passion for building long-term customer relationships. We look forward to supporting the growth of Singer T&L and building on the great team that is already in place.”
Drew O’Quinn says, “I am delighted to be joining the Singer team. Our companies are both family businesses that care deeply about our customers and team members. By joining with Singer we gain scale, expertise, and access to resources that support our next stage of growth. I could not be more excited for the opportunities this acquisition brings to our customers and associates.”
“Our entire leadership team is looking forward to working closely with Drew and all of Singer T&L to grow our business throughout the Southeast,” notes CFO of Singer, Seth Feldman. “Drew has a track record of success, as well as a history of industry leadership. We look forward to welcoming Drew and his team to Singer.”
Singer Equipment Company, the fifth largest foodservice equipment and supply dealer in the United States, remains privately owned and operated in its third generation of family leadership. Headquartered in Elverson, Pennsylvania, Singer also maintains offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, as well as 5 distribution centers totaling over 450,000 square feet. Singer builds commercial kitchens nationwide for chain restaurants, higher education, healthcare, and other hospitality clients, and distributes operating supplies to foodservice establishments throughout the east coast. “Singer will continue to look for other strategic acquisitions that enhance our ability to service key markets and customers,” says Fred Singer.
Entrepreneur Partners served as the financial adviser to Singer Equipment.