Case Study

Integrated Supply Network, Inc.
Automotive Aftermarket; Distribution & Supply Chain Management; Transportation & Logistics
Leading independent marketer and distributor of tools and equipment to the automotive aftermarket.
Lakeland, Florida
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The family owners of Integrated Supply Network (ISN) sought the right partner to help take their company to the next level. They retained BlackArch Partners to advise them on inbound interest from a potential strategic acquiror, then asked BlackArch’s bankers to run a full sellside process.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch’s marketing materials emphasized the role ISN plays as a key link in the supply chain between makers of automotive tools and equipment and a fragmented customer base of mobile and stationary jobbers. The company offers manufacturers and customers a nationwide network of warehouses, innovative use of technology and multi-step direct marketing capabilities.


The marketing process generated broad interest from a number of potential strategic and financial partners. The Company was sold to Audax Group of Boston, a financial sponsor with extensive distribution experience.

“The guys from BlackArch were true partners, far bett er than I ever imagined. They were superb in every way, particularly in promoting our business, inspiring our executive team and negotiating the deal. They were exceptional at creating value in very thoughtful ways and were terrifi c advocates when we needed help. In short, we knocked it out of the park and they made it possible.”
Bruce Weber; Co-Owner, Integrated Supply Network, Inc.