Case Study

Jon-Don is a leading value-added distributor of consumable supplies and equipment to specialty contractors across the water and fire restoration, building service / janitorial, concrete surface preparation and polishing, carpet cleaning and safety markets. Since the Company’s founding in 1978 by John and Nick Paolella, Jon-Don has built a stellar reputation as a leading supplier to specialty contractors with a broad product offering and best-in-class technical expertise and customer service. Operating from a footprint of 16 facilities across the United States, Jon-Don serves as the one-stop solution for its growing customer base, touting the motto “Let’s Tackle Your Toughest Jobs.”
Roselle, IL
Transaction Type:
Sellside Advisory


In 2017, Jon-Don received a non-control investment from Trivest Partners LP (“Trivest”) via its Trivest Growth Investment Fund. This strategic partnership provided the Company with additional capital, thought leadership and support to accelerate the growth of the Jon-Don platform. BlackArch was retained by Jon-Don and Trivest to serve as the Company’s exclusive financial advisor.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

The transaction builds upon BlackArch’s significant momentum in the specialty distribution sector and is a further example of the firm’s ability to drive superior outcomes for market-leading and founder-led businesses.


Jon-Don has been recapitalized by Incline Equity Partners.