Edward Don & Company (“DON”), a leading distributor of foodservice equipment and supplies since 1921, announced today that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Sysco Corporation. This partnership  will allow DON to enhance its product offerings, expand strategic capabilities and  provide even greater value to our customers while creating new and exciting  opportunities for our associates.  

Upon completion of the transaction, DON will operate as a standalone specialty division within Sysco. Steve Don will continue to manage the business along with DON’s leadership team. All DON’s current employees will continue business as usual across  North America, providing customers with the great level of service and products that  they have come to expect from DON.  

“Since 1921, DON has put customers first, delivering everything but the food,” says Steve Don, CEO & President. “In Sysco, we found a partner who not only understands  our business but also has a deep appreciation for the customers, employees, and  culture that have made us who we are today. Customers can expect the same high  level of foodservice expertise, customer service, innovation and a deeper product  selection from DON as we move forward as a specialty division within Sysco.”  

The acquisition is subject to regulatory approval and other customary closing conditions.  

J.P. Morgan Securities LLC and William Blair served as joint lead financial advisors to  Edward Don & Company and Vestar Capital Partners. 

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