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  1. BFG Acquires Commerce Assets

    BFG Supply Co. (“BFG”), a Fund IV portfolio company, has acquired certain assets of Commerce Corporation, significantly expanding its presence in the lawn and garden distribution market.  In connection with the transaction, BFG has expanded its operating footprint with the addition of Commerce’s former Grand Rapids, Michigan facility, as well as the hiring of 50 key employees.  With over 200,000 square feet of warehouse space, the Grand Rapids facility significantly augments BFG’s existing network of 12 distribution centers.  The investment in the facility, as well as the addition of new product lines and a team of highly experienced employees, including 19 new sales professionals, transforms BFG into a national leader in lawn and garden supplies.

    Headquartered in Burton, Ohio and operating 13 service centers across a 23-state region, BFG is a leading distributor serving over 10,000 customers in the commercial greenhouse, nursery and lawn and garden industries.

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