Generational Equity Announces the Acquisition of DB Ricks Inc. by Uni-Select USA, Inc.

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, DB Ricks Inc., located in Rochester, New York, by Uni-Select USA, Inc. The acquisition closed on January 12, 2015.

DB Ricks Inc. is a wholesaler of automotive parts and paint products operating out of the North East. The Company caters primarily to professional repair centers, providing filters, brake pads, rotors, ignitions, radiators, and many remanufactured products.   

Managing Director Douglas Smith and his team, including affiliate George Nova and Vice President Ryan Johnson, led the Generational Equity deal team that advised DB Ricks Inc. on the transaction. 

“Location was a critical factor that made this acquisition a fit,” stated George Nova.

About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.

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