Bostwick - Blackstone

The Bostwick-Braun Company Acquires Blackstone Supply Company

The Principals of True North Strategic Advisors, LLC (“True North”) advised The Bostwick-Braun Company in its acquisition of the business of Blackstone Supply Company. The acquisition was completed on June 16, 2012.

Blackstone Supply Company located in Providence, Rhode Island, has over 60 years of experience as a hardware distributor. Blackstone is a major New England distributor and leading hardware store supply company. This acquisition will provide Bostwick-Braun with a strong profitable presence in the northeastern United States. Blackstone will continue to operate as a wholly owned subsidiary of The Bostwick-Braun Company.

The Principals of True North, acting in the capacity of registered agents of Burch & Company, Inc. (“Burch”), were the lead strategic and financial advisors to The Bostwick-Braun Company on the acquisition of Blackstone Supply. In order to assist True North with securities related transactions, its principals are registered investment banking agents of Burch & Company, Inc, member FINRA/SiPC. Burch and True North are not affiliated entities.