Merfish Pipe & Supply Co. has purchased the assets of pipe
distributor BBL Co. for an undisclosed amount.
"Our acquisition of
the assets of BBL ... marks a new and exciting chapter for
Merfish as we bring our industry-leading master distribution of
steel pipe, fittings and flanges to the Northeastern USA,"
chief executive officer Gerald Merfish said in a statement Aug.
Merfish and BBL did
not return requests for additional comment.
which also owns line pipe distributor Pipe Exchange Inc., was
recently acquired by One Equity Partners (OEP), the private
investment arm of JPMorgan Chase & Co. (
amm.com, Jan. 8)
BBL is an authorized distributor of U.S. Steel Corp. and
Wheatland Tube Co. products, and carries carbon, alloy,
stainless steel, nickel and aluminum pipe and tube in
⅛-inch to 24-inch sizes, according to the statement.
Merfish is a master
distributor of welded and seamless standard pipe, seamless pipe
fittings and carbon steel forged flanges.