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CFA Advised Reedy Industries, Inc. on Successful Acquisition of Monroe Mechanical, Inc.

By Kim Levin | Dec 13, 2012

Reedy Industries acquired Monroe MechanicalCorporate Finance Associates, an international investment banking services firm providing merger and acquisition, business valuation, capital resource and financial advisory services, announced that it was the advisor to Reedy Industries, Inc. in its acquisition of Monroe Mechanical, Inc.

Established in 1968, Reedy Industries is a third-generation family-owned collection of companies providing commercial and industrial mechanical services, food equipment repair, and food equipment parts distribution. For nearly a century the Reedy name has been the standard bearer for exceptional service and support. Based in Glenview, Illinois, Reedy Industries is passionately committed to expanding its family of companies and their suite of services via organic growth and strategic acquisitions. The acquisition of Monroe Mechanical marks the 15th successful transaction in the company’s history.

Monroe Mechanical (MMI), founded in 1954, is a third-generation family-owned mechanical services firm providing HVAC, refrigeration, and other energy-saving mechanical services to commercial and industrial customers throughout Ohio and Northern Kentucky. MMI boasts a diverse customer base that includes Fortune 100 clientele. MMI’s superior customer service and integrity has earned them an impeccable reputation with customers and community members alike.

“Culture integration is critical in every transaction, but even more so when you are dealing with two third-generation family businesses,” commented Anthony Contaldo, Director at Corporate Finance Associates’ Chicago office. “It was exciting to see how well the two cultures meshed—a perfect fit. We are honored and pleased to have played a role in the storied histories of both companies.”


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