Livingstone supplies partner for leading HVAC distributor
Livingstone is pleased to announce the sale of Munch’s Supply Co, Inc. (Munch’s) to Rotunda Capital Partners, a lower-middle-market private equity firm based in Washington D.C. and Chicago. Livingstone acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Munch’s.
Munch’s Supply is a leading distributor of residential and light commercial HVAC equipment. The third-generation family business operating out of seven branches in Chicago and Northwest Indiana, distributes heating and cooling supplies for trusted brands such as American Standard and Trane. With a focus on service honed over 50 years, Munch’s is the premier source for HVAC equipment to area dealers and contractors throughout the greater Chicago and Northwest Indiana areas. Company CEO Robert Munch, as well as the rest of the management team, will remain at the helm of the growing company.
“Munch’s has built a robust business over 60 years, driven by providing superior products and incredible service,” said Corey Whisner, a partner at Rotunda. “We are thrilled to partner with their existing team to help them reach their next level of growth through continued leadership in the greater Chicago market as well as expansion into new regions.”
“As we evaluated our options for growing the company, it became clear that Rotunda was an ideal partner to assist our company in the next stage of expansion,” said Munch. “The firm brings tremendous expertise in the distribution space, and we’ve outlined a strategy together that will allow us to aggressively expand to new regions while continuing to invest in our core Chicago market.”
“We are really pleased with the outcome of this transaction for both parties,” said Andy Bozzelli, Director at Livingstone. “Munch’s is an exciting growth platform and Rotunda offers both strategic capital and industry expertise to help management execute on a new chapter of growth and expansion.”
“With the completion of the Munch’s transaction, Livingstone has now successfully advised on three transactions in the HVAC sector over the last 18 months,” continued Bozzelli. “We believe there will be continued M&A activity across all sub-sectors of HVAC, and our experience in the space allows us to provide value-added advice to both buyers and sellers.”