Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company
On January 7, 2015, Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company, an Atlanta-based leading specialty distributor of high-quality meats and seafood, was acquired by Gordon Food Service, the largest family-operated broadline foodservice distributor in North America. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company.
Regarding the deal, Howard Halpern, Chairman of Halperns’ Steak and Seafood Company, stated: “It is remarkable what we have accomplished at Halperns’ in less than 10 years, and a testament to the talent of each and every member of the Halperns’ team. We are thoroughly convinced that Gordon Food Service is the ideal fit for Halperns’, and are very excited to join the Gordon family to continue our growth story.”
Jim Gordon, CEO of Gordon Food Service, added, “We are thrilled to welcome Halperns’ Steak and Seafood to Gordon Food Service. Halperns’ focus on consultative selling and its reputation as the premier center-of-plate specialty protein distributor aligns with Gordon Food Service’s commitment to delivering exceptional products and service to our customers. We look forward to working with Halperns’ employees, customers, and suppliers in continuing to grow this great business.”