Nolan Advised N2IT Containers in its Sale to Pipeline Packaging

DATE: September 05, 2014

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Who is Our Client?

  • Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Houston, N2IT Containers, a sister company of St. Louis based C.L. Smith Company, is an established full-line industrial container marketer and distributor.
  • N2IT meets the specialized industrial packaging needs for the consumer products, environmental services, chemical and energy industries and has distributed drums, totes and other plastic, steel, glass, tin and fiber containers to customers since its inception.
  • N2IT’s commitment to customers is to make the packaging process and the product cost-effective, understandable, reliable, regulation compliant and efficient.

Why Did N2IT Containers Hire Nolan?

  • N2IT’s owner sought a liquidity event through an accelerated sale process. Nolan delivered a closed transaction to the owner within 4 months of signing the engagement letter.
  • N2IT represented a unique opportunity to acquire a leading distributor of industrial container products to the energy, chemical, consumer product and environmental services market.
  • With the company’s recession resistant products, energy industry focus and favorable geographic location, N2IT represented an attractive acquisition opportunity for a strategic buyer seeking the opportunity to add significant sales and contribution to its bottom line.

What Value Did Nolan Deliver?

  • Nolan marketed N2IT’s leading position in the energy sector, recession-resistant markets, long term customer relationships providing a one-stop offering, highly diversified business model, attractive growth platform, high velocity distribution, innovative product design capabilities and entrepreneurial workforce.
  • Nolan packaged this rare acquisition opportunity with a process that created the competition and momentum necessary to produce the best offers for N2IT from prospective buyers.
  • Included in the list of potential buyers was Pipeline Packaging, a leading industrial container distributor in the United States.
  • Pipeline presented N2IT the best acquisition proposal which included a combination of favorable economics, certainty to close and operational/cultural considerations.

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