CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith has advised Imperial Dade in a definitive agreement to acquire Jackson Newell Paper Company, expanding Imperial Dade’s presence in the Southeast region of the U.S.

The Reed Smith deal team was led by Morley S. Fortier III (Partner, CHI), Nicholas M. Gibson (Senior Associate, CHI), Ross D. Williams (Associate, CHI), and Matthew L. Hancock (Associate, CHI), with assistance from Arnold E. Grant (Partner, CHI); James Melchin (Associate, CHI); Jennifer Magalhaes Cuddy (Partner, Tysons); Ehsan Sanaie (Associates, Tysons); Carol Honigberg (Partner, Tysons); Mary Balaster (Associate, Houston); Allison Warden Sizemore (Partner, Pittsburgh); Shannon Mincemoyer (Associate, Pittsburgh); Michael A. Correll (Partner, Dallas); Jennifer A. Smokelin (Partner, Pittsburgh); A.J. Wissinger (Associate, Houston); Grace Hearn (Associate, Houston): and John Vishneski (Partner, CHI).

Jackson Newell, headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi, is a leading distributor of janitorial and paper supplies. The acquisition will expand Imperial Dade’s platforms to 67 facilities nationwide.

Financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.

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