Buy Wholesale Company Has Been Acquired by EGW Utilities


HOUSTON, TEXAS (November 9, 2020) – Statesman Business Advisors, LLC (“Statesman”) is pleased to announce that Buy Wholesale Company, LLC (“BWC” and/or the “Company”), has been acquired by EGW Utilities, Inc. (“EGW”). Statesman served as the exclusive financial advisor to BWC throughout the transaction, which closed October 30, 2020.

Founded in 1985 by Karl Knapp, BWC is a family owned and operated wholesaler of municipal waterworks and plumbing supply products. The Company stocks a diversified inventory of NSF and ASME certified and compliant products such as water meter parts, meter washers, pipe inserts, hydrant adapters, and more. BWC is known throughout the industry for exceptional customer service and same-day shipping.
“Tracy and Karl Knapp have built a company that we are very proud to make part of the EGW Water & Plumbing Group. BWC’s reputation for quality products and customer service is something we’re excited to carry forward and share with even more wholesale distributors across the nation,” says Phil Wiegers, EGW’s Founder and CEO.

“We are so grateful to Statesman for making this happen.” said Tracy Knapp, owner of BWC. “Thank you all for your hard work with this process and closing.”

About the other transaction participants

Statesman Business Advisors, LLC is a unique financial advisory and services firm dedicated to serving the corporate finance needs of privately held companies and financial institutions operating in the middle-market. Since our founding, Statesman has developed an exceptional reputation for adding value to the transaction process and getting deals done the right way. We offer more than just transactional experience and market knowledge – we employ innovative strategies, creative solutions, and the special problem solving skills necessary to achieve superior results for our clients, with a level of understanding and sophistication uncommon to the middle-market.

EGW Utilities, Inc. is a Dallas metroplex-based privately-held distributor of waterworks and plumbing products to wholesale supply houses across the United States through the company’s Water & Plumbing Group (EGW Water & Plumbing). The company is headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, and was founded in 2001. Phil Wiegers (CEO) and Jeff Kilpatrick (President) led the transaction on behalf of EGW.

Spence, Desenberg & Lee, PLLC (Houston, TX) provided legal counsel to BWC led by Member Dana Desenberg and Counsel Bo Peng.

Price & Price (Kingwood, TX) provided financial counsel to BWC led  by Gary Price.

The Law Offices of John C. Willems (Dallas, TX) provided legal counsel to EGW led by Partner John C. Willems, III.

CFO Advisory Services (Richardson, TX) provided financial counsel to EGW led by Partner Glenn Cato and Senior Director Chuck Langenhop.

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