Leaders advises WESCO & All State Medical Gases on their sale of assets to Merriam Graves
Merriam-Graves Corporation acquired Welding Equipment & Supply Company (WESCO) and All-State Medical Gases in what is believed to be the largest transaction between two New England-based, independent gas distributors in recent history. WESCO’s owner, John Barry III, acquired the business from his father in 1986, adding branches in Meriden, Manchester and Bethel, Connecticut. Merriam-Graves Corporation was founded in 1925. Henry K. Wakeman bought Merriam-Graves in 1966. Since that time Merriam-Graves has grown from two locations to more than twenty five.
“Had I tried to do this alone, it either would not have gotten done, or I would have ended up with a lot less money in my pocket when all was said and done.”
John J. Barry III, Owner and CEO
Welding Equipment & Supply Company
All State Medical Gases