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P&M Corporate Finance (“PMCF”) Distribution Group

PMCF is a leading middle market investment bank serving family-owned, private equity, and corporate clients in the distribution sector.  Our Distribution Group is active across a variety of distribution sectors, having completed transactions with leading companies including FCx Performance, W.W. Grainger, Winsupply, Dicom Transportation, and Federal Resources Supply, among others. Our team has amassed an exceptional track record of closing transactions for our clients by our relentless focus on client advocacy while leveraging our experience and relationships with distribution industry contacts.  We bring a wealth of knowledge and creativity to our processes to ensure our clients are securing an optimal outcome in what is often times the most significant transaction they will undertake in their lifetime. 

About PMCF

PMCF is an established firm founded over 25 years ago.  Today, PMCF has over 20 investment banking professionals located in Chicago, Illinois and Detroit, Michigan.  In addition, PMCF is a founding partner of Corporate Finance InternationalTM, which has 32 offices globally and ~200 investment banking professionals.  PMCF specializes in offering sell-side, buy-side and capital raising advisory services to family-owned, private equity, and corporate clients across dedicated industry teams, including Distribution, Industrial Manufacturing, Plastics & Packaging, Business & Technology Services, and Medical Technology. We specialize in transaction sizes ranging from $20 million to $250 million of enterprise value. PMCF is affiliated with Plante & Moran PLLC, one of the U.S.’s largest professional services firms.  Our affiliation with Plante Moran allows our team to bring a deep bench of additional specialized resources (e.g., M&A tax) to a transaction.



E&R Industrial E&R Industrial / W.W. Grainger

PMCF served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to E&R Industrial in its sale to W.W. Grainger.  E&R Industrial is one of the leading broad-line MRO distributors in the country with specialized expertise in technical metalworking solutions.

Apco Winsupply APCO / Winsupply

PMCF served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to APCO in its sale to Winsupply.  APCO is one of the leading HVACR distributors in the country, supplying multi-family residential, industrial and commercial applications.  APCO operates from multiple facilities in the Midwest through its APCO Supply warehouse and Michigan Temperature Supply storefronts.

Wright Tool Company Wright Tool Company / Federal Resources Supply

PMCF served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Wright Tool Company in its sale to Federal Resources Supply.  Wright Tool Company is a distributor of hand and power tools specializing in strategic sourcing, contract management and broad-line product selection.  It sells to the federal, municipal, consumer, and industrial markets. 

Advanced Distribution Advanced Distribution / Dicom

PMCF served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Advanced Distribution / Ann Arbor Distribution in its sale to Dicom, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners.  Advanced Distribution is a leading provider of value-added logistics and delivery services offering dedicated pool-point distribution, LTL transportation, inbound and outbound logistics and warehouse management services.

Corrosion Fluid Products Corrosion Fluid Products / FCx Performance         

PMCF served as the exclusive sell-side advisor to Corrosion Fluid Products in its sale to FCx Performance, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners.  Corrosion Fluid Products is a specialty distributor of pumps, valves, fiberglass and specialty lined pipe, hose & fittings to the industrial process and flow control markets.

Industry expertise

Industry Expertise



Electrical Products

Building Products

Chemical & Gases

Transportation & Logistics

Consumer Products/Retail



Healthcare / Medical Technology

Plastics & Packaging


Automotive/Heavy Truck


Joe Wagner

Joe Wagner
Director – Managing Director
Office: +1 (248) 603-5254
Mobile: +1 (312) 636-1900

Joe leads PMCF’s Distribution Group and is co-lead of the firm’s Industrials Group.  He has over 15 years of investment banking experience including the execution of a variety of transactions such as buy- and sell-side M&A advisory, shareholder recapitalizations, leveraged and management buyouts, and the private placement of senior and subordinated debt.  Joe has successfully represented privately-held and publicly-listed companies and private equity groups both domestically and internationally. Joe is a frequent speaker on M&A related topics and is a member of the speaking faculty at The Entrepreneurship Institute.

Joe earned a BBA with distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and an MBA with distinction from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University where he earned Beta Gamma Sigma honors.  He holds his Series 7, 24 and 63 registrations.

Mike Congleton

Mike Congleton
Vice President
Office: +1 (248) 603-5036
Mobile: +1 (917) 572-1282

Mike is a Vice President with PMCF and is a senior member of the firm’s Distribution Group with over a decade of investment banking experience. He has assisted clients with acquisitions, divestitures, recapitalizations, management buyouts, and financing transactions for senior debt, subordinated debt and equity.

Prior to joining PMCF, Mike worked for Deutsche Bank and D.A. Davidson & Co. He earned an MBA with distinction from the Stephen M. Ross School of Business at the University of Michigan and a BS in Economics with high distinction from the United States Naval Academy. He holds his Series 7 and 63 registrations.

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