Chartwell Advises MacArthur Co. on Purchase of Weekes Forest Products, Inc.

DEAL SUMMARY
Chartwell is pleased to announce MacArthur Co.’s successful purchase of Weekes Forest Products, Inc.  MacArthur, a 100% ESOP-owned building products distributor, explored the business combination as part of its ongoing corporate development plan. 
 
MacArthur engaged Chartwell to provide guidance to its Board of Directors throughout the transaction process.  Chartwell conducted in-depth analyses to advise MacArthur on investment considerations and purchase price, as well as financing needs to fund the acquisition and the ongoing working capital requirements of the combined companies.  Chartwell managed the due diligence process and effectively negotiated deal terms and conditions opposite Weekes’ financial advisors to successfully close the transaction.   
 
MacArthur is a one-step distributor, focusing on roofing, insulation, and HVAC, while Weekes employs both one- and two-step distribution and focuses on lumber and engineered wood products.  Both companies are based in St. Paul, Minnesota.  Together, MacArthur and Weekes will enhance value-add to their customers by offering a comprehensive suite of building products. 
 
“Chartwell has been a trusted advisor to MacArthur since 2004 and has advised us in completing a number of strategic acquisitions over the years.  The purchase of Weekes Forest Products represents the largest acquisition MacArthur has completed in our 100-year history, and we were very fortunate to have Chartwell’s expert advice throughout the process.  Chartwell’s experience negotiating transactions, combined with their in-depth understanding of our unique business needs, makes them the ideal partner for us.  We look forward to completing more successful transactions with them in the future.”
 
Clyde Rhodes
CEO
MacArthur Co. 
 
ABOUT MACARTHUR CO.
Founded in 1913, MacArthur Co. is a leading one-step distributor of building products and materials providing insulation, roofing, and HVAC solutions to commercial and residential contractors. The company also specializes in pre-engineered buildings for the commercial, industrial, agricultural, and residential markets through its wholly-owned subsidiary, EPS Buildings. A culture of employee ownership stems from MacArthur being 100% employee owned since 2004. MacArthur is headquartered in St. Paul, MN and operates more than 35 distribution facilities in 16 states. For more information about MacArthur, please visit www.macarthurco.com
 
ABOUT WEEKES FOREST PRODUCT, INC. 
Founded in 1978, Weekes Forest Products, Inc. is one of the Midwest and Florida's largest independent lumber and building product distributors. The company remanufactures and offers a wide variety of lumber, panels, engineered wood, industrial products and related/specialty building products. Weekes is headquartered in St. Paul, MN and has nine additional offices, seven distribution centers, and two manufacturing facilities across 13 states. For more information about Weekes, please visit www.weekesforest.com
 
For additional information on this transaction, please contact Wil Becker at 612-230-3130 or wil.becker@chartwellfa.com.