Leaders LLC advises Ward Sales Company on its sale to Airgas
July 1, 2015

Leaders LLC advises Ward Sales Company on its sale to Airgas

Ward Sales Company, Inc. (Cordele, GA) has sold its business to Airgas USA, LLC (Radnor, PA).  Ward Sales Company was founded in 1978 by Merrill Ward to supply industrial gases, welding equipment and consumables to a growing base of industrial customers in the Cordele, Georgia market.  A second retail location was added in 1997 in Americus, Georgia (approximately 30 miles west of Cordele).  Over the course of its 35 year history, Ward Sales always maintained the needs of its customers as its number one priority which was one of the driving factors in selecting Airgas as its new owner.

Commenting on Leaders’ role in the transaction, Merrill Ward stated, “I have a very high regard for your professionalism.”  Regarding the relationship he established with Brian Deveaux during the sale process, he added, “I believe we have a friendship.”

Leaders LLC provides merger and acquisition advisory services to businesses in a broad range of industries throughout the United States and globally.  Leaders represents private business owners in sales of their businesses, acquisitions, mergers, and recapitalizations. Leaders also represents the management of businesses in management buyouts and shareholders in shareholder buyouts.  For more information about Leaders LLC, contact Brian Deveaux at 888-583-7770 ext. 3 or by email at BDeveaux@Leaders-LLC.com.