CHICAGO - Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it advised Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of food service packaging and janitorial supplies, in the acquisition of P&R Paper Supply (P&R). The acquisition strengthens Imperial Dade’s West Coast presence while enhancing the company’s differentiated value proposition to customers in the region. The transaction represents the 28th acquisition for Imperial Dade under the leadership of Robert and Jason Tillis, CEO and President, respectively, of Imperial Dade.
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The deal was led by Reed Smith’s Morley S. Fortier III (Partner, CHI), Nicholas M. Gibson (Senior Associate, CHI), Ross D. Williams (Associate, CHI), and Maggie Deutsch (Associate, CHI) with significant contributions from Arnold Grant (CHI), James Melchin (CHI), Jennifer Cuddy (Tysons), Ehsan Sanaie (Tysons), Allison Sizemore (Pittsburgh), Shannon Mincemoyer (Pittsburgh), Michael Kleinmann (Los Angeles), Michael Correll (Dallas), Brenda Rosales-Carrillo (SF), Jennifer Smokelin (Pittsburgh), Andrew Wissinger (Houston), Matthew Hancock (CHI), Kyle Higgins (Pittsburgh), and Debbie Turner (CHI).

By leveraging Imperial Dade’s market leading platform and existing California presence, P&R customers will receive the same exceptional customized service coupled with an even greater offering of products and solutions.

Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

To view Imperial Dade’s news release on the transaction, visit