Petr-All was founded in 1975 in Dryden, NY by the late Francis (Frank) Borer. To better serve the end customer, the first Express Mart convenience store opened in 1989 to offer, in addition to gasoline, a full convenience merchandise product line-up. Over the last three decades, and under the more recent management of Daniel Twombly (President of Finance) and Mike Askwith (President of Marketing, Planning & Store Operations), the Express Mart brand has grown to 78 company-operated stores throughout the State of New York. Frank’s wife, Patricia (Patti) Brock Borer, and their four children have remained active in the Company to this day.
The Borer family commented, “The decision to sell our family business was a hard one. The compassion, professionalism and attention to detail that Matrix brought to the project made the decision easier. They worked with us and on our behalf from beginning to end. We are thrilled with the outcome.”
Matrix provided merger and acquisition advisory services to Petr-All, which included valuation advisory, marketing the business through a confidential, structured sale process, and negotiation of the transaction. The transaction was managed by Spencer Cavalier, Managing Director; Sean Dooley, Vice President; Christian Klawunder, Senior Associate; and, Kyle Tipping, Analyst. Thomas Kelso, Managing Director and Head of Matrix’s Downstream Energy and Convenience Retail Group, and Robbie Radant, Director, also advised on the transaction.
Mr. Cavalier added, “We have been very fortunate to have a long-term relationship with the Borer family and their exceptional management team, led by Dann Twombly and Mike Askwith. Over the years we watched them grow and manage a best-in-class convenience retailing company, and it has been an honor for us to advise them on this successful transaction.”
About Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group
Matrix’s Downstream Energy & Convenience Retail Group is recognized as the national leader in providing transactional advisory services to companies in the downstream energy and multi-site retail sectors including convenience retailing, petroleum marketing & distribution, propane distribution, heating oil distribution, lubricants distribution, petroleum transportation & logistics, terminals and bulk plants, food service and specialty retail. Team members are dedicated to these sectors and draw upon complementary experiences to provide advisory services to complete sophisticated merger and acquisition transactions, debt and equity capital raises, corporate restructurings, corporate valuations, and strategic planning engagements. Since its inception in 1997, this dedicated group has successfully completed over 200 engagements in these sectors with a total transaction value of more than $8.5 billion.