Imperial Dade makes 1st acquisition in Dallas, acquiring Lovan Industries

Jersey City-based Imperial Dade acquired Lovan Industries of Dallas, according to a Wednesday announcement. The transaction represents the 66th acquisition for the distributor of foodservice packaging supplies and janitorial supplies under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, chairman and CEO of Imperial Dade, respectively.

Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Lovan was founded in 1980 and is currently operated by second-generation owner Mike Gilliam. The Gilliam family has grown the business into a leading distributor of industrial and janitorial supplies throughout Dallas. The Lovan team has built a great reputation in the market by ensuring customers receive top quality products and service. By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform, Lovan customers with facilities across the country can expect the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

“I would like to enthusiastically welcome everyone at Lovan to the Imperial Dade family. We share the same customer-centric values and I am proud to now work alongside you all,” Robert Tillis said.

“We are excited to have Mike’s team on board and go forward together in this next chapter of growth,” Jason Tillis added.

“Imperial Dade is a market leader with a strong culture and differentiated service quality, and we are excited to join their family. Under the leadership of Bob and Jason, we believe this partnership will strengthen our customer and supplier relationships,” Gilliam said.