AD Closes Merger with the Baron Group

The groups originally announced plans to merge in late May.

Merger Closing Announcement

WAYNE, Pa. – AD announced Thursday it has closed its merger with The Baron Group, the premier cooperative serving independent groundwater systems distributors, effective June 30.

The Baron Group has served independent distributors and wholesalers in the groundwater, well and pump industries for over 30 years. The merger agreement brings independent distributors with almost 100 locations across the U.S. and Canada to AD’s Pipe, Valves & Fittings (PVF) Division.

“This is our 14th merger with a fellow cooperative that shares our mission of supporting great independents and suppliers who value independents," said AD Chairman and CEO Bill Weisberg. "We’re excited about how this will increase AD’s collective buying power, bring new opportunities to our supplier partners, generate additional economies of scale, and lead to more business together.”

“As part of AD, our members have access to new business opportunities and programs to support their sustained success,” said Matthew Beasley, general manager of the Baron Group. “I’m thrilled for our group to integrate into the AD ecosystem and for the AD community to maximize its potential with this new relationship.”

More in Mergers & Acquisitions