Founders Advisors is an independent merger and acquisition advisory firm with expertise across a variety of sectors, including specialty distribution, and a focus on founder and family-owned businesses.
Founded in 1972, and headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, Inventory Sales distributes fasteners and strut accessories to OEM and construction end markets.
Founded in 1934, and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, Barsco distributes refrigeration parts and equipment to restaurants, bars, and supermarkets.
Founded in 1992, and headquartered in Horn Lake, Mississippi, Sunrise Builders Supply distributes lumber and building materials to residential construction end markets.
Founded in 2010, and headquartered in Ocala, Florida, Raney’s Truck Parts distributes heavy-duty truck and trailer parts through their e-commerce platform.
Founded in 1963, and headquartered in Huntsville, Alabama, Park Supply distributes plumbing supplies and fixtures to residential repair and construction end markets.
|Commercial and Industrial
• Auto and Heavy-Duty Aftermarket
• Equipment Dealers
• Fasteners / MRO
• Fluid Power
• Gases and Welding Equipment
• Hoses and Fittings
• Janitorial and Sanitation
• Specialty Chemical
Head of Industrials
Gene is Head of Industrials at Founders Advisors. He began his career as a process controls engineer before transitioning into investment banking. He has spent time at UBS and Houlihan Lokey, working out of their New York City offices.
Vaughn is a Director at Founders Advisors and leads coverage efforts of the distribution sector. He joined Founders in 2015 and has also spent time in private equity, working for EBSCO Capital.