CHICAGO – Global law firm Reed Smith today announced that it advised Imperial Dade, a leading distributor of food service packaging supplies, in a definitive agreement to acquire Paper Chemical Supply Company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

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); Joseph A. Mammone Jr. (Associate, Dallas); Jennifer A. Smokelin (Partner, Pittsburgh); Randa Lewis (Associate, Pittsburgh); A.J. Wissinger (Associate, Houston); Grace Hearn (Associate, Houston).

Based in Savannah, GA, Paper Chemical is a leading distributor of janitorial supplies. With the acquisition, Imperial Dade will operate 60 distribution centers across the country, adding Paper Chemical’s locations in Savannah and Charleston. Imperial Dade has existing distribution centers in Atlanta, Orlando, Tampa, Jacksonville and Miami.

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