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Dec 2021
December 08, 2021

Warner Represents Nichols Paper & Supply in Its Sale to Imperial Dade

On Nov. 1, Nichols Paper & Supply Co., a distributor of paper, industrial packaging and sanitary supplies, was acquired by a New Jersey-based distributor with deep experience in food service packaging and janitorial supplies.

Headquartered in Muskegon, MI, Nichols is a leading distributor of janitorial supplies and industrial packaging with locations in Grand Rapids, Traverse City, Holland, Detroit, Cleveland, Bowling Green and Indianapolis. The family-owned Nichols Paper & Supply was founded in 1936 and has built a strong reputation for its knowledgeable sales force, wide breadth of products and high-touch customer service.
The addition of Nichols will strengthen Imperial Dade’s existing presence in the Midwest and help better reach customers coast-to-coast.
Warner Norcross + Judd served as legal counsel to Nichols Paper & Supply. The Warner transaction team was led by Paul Jackson (corporate and tax) and included Gregory Schmidt (M&A), Michael Jones (M&A), Sarah Harper (M&A), Jennifer Watkins (employee benefits), Stephanie Grant (employee benefits), Rob Davies (real estate), Nathan Steed (information technology), Robert Dubault (labor and employment), Sean Cook (tax) and Scott Keller (intellectual property).
Warner’s Mergers and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group
As part of one of the largest and most successful law firms in Michigan, Warner’s M&A Practice Group draws upon more than 85 years of experience to successfully and efficiently handle a wide range of M&A transactions for both private and publicly traded businesses, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic business combinations of all types.

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