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Ridout Companies

Value Not Disclosed 01/31/2017 Building Products, Materials & Technology Complete
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Transaction Details

  • On January 31, 2017, US LBM Holdings, LLC (“US LBM”) announced the completion of its acquisition of the Arkansas-based Ridout Companies (“Ridout”) for an undisclosed amount
    • Ridout includes the Ridout Lumber Companies of Arkansas and Missouri, Ridout Door Manufacturing Company, and Arkansas Wholesale Lumber Company
  • Stephens Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to Ridout

About the company

Ridout Companies
Founded in 1971 by Homer and Wayne Ridout, Ridout has grown into the largest privately owned building products and materials dealer in Arkansas. Today, the company operates 12 locations in Arkansas and a location in Joplin, Mo. Ridout supplies a wide range of products to both professional builders and do-it-yourselfers, including lumber, windows, doors, roofing, cabinets, decking and flooring and provides design and installation services.

US LBM Holdings, LLC
U.S. LBM is one of the largest specialty building materials distributors in the United States and recipient of the 2015 ProSales Dealer of the Year award. U.S. LBM operates a network of leading specialty building material distributors across the United States with operating locations in 29 states. U.S. LBM implements the philosophy of local management and leadership to capitalize on the premier reputation of its operating companies and local customer relationships.

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