Brady Merges With IFS

December 15, 2020 Brady Merges With IFS

Brady has agreed to a merger with Individual FoodService (IFS), a portfolio company of Kelso & Co.

The combined organization will create one of the larger distributors of jansan products and foodservice disposables, with a combined 38 facilities nationwide. The transaction will be supported with additional equity funding from existing IFS shareholders, led by Kelso. Further terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“I’m excited to partner with Kelso and IFS,” said Travis Brady, Brady president. “I look forward to working with Ken [Sweder, IFS CEO] and his team to accelerate our growth by combining our resources and expertise, enhancing our national account value proposition, and deploying even more capital in support of acquisition activity. This partnership honors and enhances the 73-year Brady legacy and provides exciting opportunities for the entire Brady team.”

About Brady
Headquartered in Las Vegas, Brady distributes cleaning products to the hospitality, office building, health care, restaurant, recreation, education, retail, industrial, and transportation industries via six operating divisions. For more information, visit