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Singer Acquires Thompson & Little

In a deal involving two of the top 100 foodservice equipment and supplies dealers in the country, Singer Equipment Company has acquired Thompson & Little. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Based in Fayetteville, N.C., Thompson & Little will now go to market as Singer T&L. Drew O’Quinn, formerly vice president at Thompson & Little, will remain with the company and become president of Singer T&L.

“Our companies are both family businesses that care deeply about our customers and team members,” O’Quinn says. “By joining with Singer we gain scale, expertise and access to resources that support our next stage of growth. I could not be more excited for the opportunities this acquisition brings to our customers and associates.” 

Now in its third generation of family leadership, Singer Equipment Company is the fifth largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealer in the United States, per the FE&S 2021 Distribution Giants Study. Headquartered in Elverson, Pa., Singer also maintains offices throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast, as well as 5 distribution centers totaling more than 450,000 square feet. “Singer will continue to look for other strategic acquisitions that enhance our ability to service key markets and customers,” says Fred Singer, the dealer’s president and CEO.

Thompson & Little was the 46th largest foodservice equipment and supplies dealership in the U.S., per the FE&S Distribution Giants study.