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9-22-15 ABC Supply Co., Inc. to Acquire Norandex Building Materials Distribution

ABC Supply Co., Inc. has signed a definitive agreement with Saint-Gobain Delaware Corporation, a subsidiary of Saint-Gobain S.A., to acquire Norandex Building Materials Distribution, Inc., a leading distributor of windows, siding and other exterior building products. The transaction is awaiting clearance under the Hart-Scott-Rodino Antitrust Improvement Acts and is expected to close in late 2015.

Leo Law Firm, LLC in Huntsville, Alabama served as counsel for ABC Supply in this transaction. Leo Law worked with the Chicago office of Kirkland & Ellis LLP to complete the purchase agreement. Leo Law also spearheaded the diligence review of Norandex. Leo Law founder Karl Leo serves as Chief Legal Officer of ABC. Corporate lawyer Todd Burkett headed the Leo Law team, which included Tyler Williams, Jeff Armstrong and Trevor Moore (corporate), Shannon Cazzavillan and Daryl Davis (real estate), Victoria Nedospasova (litigation), and Jim Philips (products liability). The law firm of Pepper Hamilton LLP in Pennsylvania represented Saint-Gobain S.A. “We are honored to have helped ABC in this transaction,” said Todd Burkett.

Since 1946, Norandex and its predecessors have been recognized as a world-class exterior products company and have been a leading innovator in vinyl building products. Norandex, headquartered in Hudson, Ohio, operates 103 branches in 31 states and reported 2014 revenue of $393 million. More information on Norandex is available online at www.norandex.com.

This transaction is ABC’s largest acquisition since the purchase and successful integration of Bradco Supply in June of 2010. ” This strategic acquisition reinforces our leadership position in the exterior products market and established a strong foundation for our next phase of growth” said Keith Rozolis, ABC Supply’s President and Chief Executive Officer. With the Norandex acquisition, the combined company will produce combined annual sales of over $6 billion and operate over 600 locations in 49 states and the District of Columbia. ” We look forward to welcoming the Norandex team into the ABC family,” said Keith Rozolis. “And, are confident that this combination will bring new benefits and create enhanced opportunities for our customers and associates from both companies.” More information on ABC Supply Co., Inc. is available at www.abcsupply.com.