VRA Partners Initiates Partnership between Supreme Paper Supplies and North River Group

News VRA Partners Initiates Partnership between Supreme Paper Supplies and North River Group

ATLANTA – VRA Partners, LLC is pleased to announce a partnership between Supreme Paper Supplies (“Supreme” or the “Company”), a leading distributor of paper and janitorial supplies, restaurant small wares, light industrial packaging, floor equipment and chemicals, and food service packaging, and North River Group (“North River”), a private equity firm based in Birmingham, Alabama.  VRA Partners initiated the transaction between Supreme and North River.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Supreme was founded in 1985 and has been serving the Northwest Florida area since its inception. With more than 4,200 skus, the Company distributes products across the following categories: paper and janitorial supplies; restaurant small wares; light industrial packaging; floor equipment and chemicals; and food service packaging. Supreme serves small, medium and large business customers as well as government and/or military customers. www.supremepapersupply.com.

North River Group is a private equity firm based in Birmingham, Alabama with a value investment philosophy. North River focuses on making long term investments in leading lower-middle market companies. Unlike most private equity firms, North River independently capitalizes each investment allowing long term investments – an approach that aligns well with family-owned businesses. North River is available to assist management teams where it can add value; however, its philosophy is to be a supportive partner only becoming involved in major strategic and financial decisions. www.northrivergroup.com.

VRA Partners, an independent Atlanta-based investment bank, focuses on providing M&A services to leading middle-market companies and private equity firms.  VRA Partners also assists companies with raising capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalization, going-private and management buy-out transactions, and provides fairness opinions, valuations and strategic advisory services.  The professionals of VRA Partners have transaction experience across a broad range of industry sectors, including consumer and retail, business services, healthcare services and technology, industrial products and services, and technology and communications.  VRA Partners, LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC.  For more information, please visit our website at www.vrapartners.com.