Halifax Partners With Management to Recapitalize Golden State Overnight

Provider of Overnight Delivery Services Primed for Growth DALLAS, TX — January 8, 2014  —  Leading private equity firm The Halifax Group (“Halifax”) announced today that it partnered with senior management to recapitalize Golden State Overnight (“GSO”). GSO is a leading regional provider of overnight delivery services to every address in California and metropolitan regions of Nevada and… Read more »


XLA Wins Contractor of the Year Award

XLA is honored and thrilled to announce our award of Contractor of the Year ($25 million to $75 million) at the 11th annual Greater Washington Government Contractor (GovCon) awards. The GovCon awards is the premier awards program honoring the leadership, innovation and commitment to excellence of the individuals and businesses in the region’s government contracting… Read more »


Halifax Group Portfolio Company Animal Supply Company Completes Three Acquisitions in the Third Quarter

Halifax Builds the First Nationwide Platform in Independent Pet Distribution DALLAS, TX —  October 21, 2013  —  The Halifax Group (“Halifax”) announced today that Animal Supply Company (“Animal Supply”), one of the nation’s leading pet food and supply distributors, has completed three more acquisitions since July.  Animal Supply now covers more than 40 states, represents over 300 pet product manufacturers… Read more »


Animal Supply Company Names George Ristevski as CEO

SEATTLE, WA   —  October 7, 2013  —  Animal Supply Company, the trusted leader in pet food and supplies distribution, today named George Ristevski as Animal Supply’s Chief Executive Officer, effective October 7.  Mr. Ristevski brings more than 30 years of relevant business leadership experience in a variety ofindustries. “We welcome George’s experience and leadership to the Animal Supply family,”… Read more »


Interim HealthCare CEO Gilmartin Joins International Franchise Association Board Of Directors

SUNRISE, Fla. – September 30, 2013 – Interim HealthCare Inc. announced today that President and CEO Kathleen Gilmartin has been elected to the International Franchise Association Board of Directors. She is one of 7 new members and will begin her term following the 54th IFA Annual Convention in February 2014. The Board is comprised of 24 members and… Read more »


Interim Healthcare Goes Global

U. S. Home Health and Hospice Franchise Expands Internationally with Acquisition of UK-Based Bluebird Care Franchises Limited   SUNRISE, FL — September 17, 2013 — Interim HealthCare Inc. a national network of home care, hospice and health staffing franchises founded in 1966 and known for its continuum of care in the United States, has gone global with the… Read more »


Halifax Teams with Management to Acquire Envision
Pharma, Inc.

WASHINGTON, DC — June 18, 2013 — The Halifax Group (“Halifax”), a leading middle-market private equity firm, announced today that it has acquired Envision Pharma, Inc. (“Envision”) from a subsidiary of Express Scripts Holding Co.  Envision is an innovative global technology and scientific communication company focused on the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries.  Halifax partnered with management to provide…


Animal Supply and Summit Pet Join Forces

SEATTLE, WA — January 7, 2013 —  Animal Supply Company announced today that Greensboro, North Carolina based Summit Pet Product Distributors has joined forces with Animal Supply Company.  Jay Joyce, President of Summit Pet, and Mike Copeland, Senior Vice President of Summit Pet, as well as all of the managing partners will become equity investors in Animal Supply.  Mr. Joyce will… Read more »


Oliver Amice Named to Animal Supply Company Board

SEATTLE, WA — November 15, 2012 —  Olivier Amice, former CEO of FURminator and Royal Canin USA, has been appointed to the board of directors of Animal Supply Company, a Federal Way, WA-based wholesale distributor of pet products to the independent retail market. “Olivier brings a unique blend of managerial expertise, pet industry experience and brand development perspective… Read more »


Halifax-Backed PJ United Acquires 26 Pizza Restaurants

Largest Papa John’s Franchisee Continues Growth Strategy WASHINGTON, DC and BIRMINGHAM, AL — November 15, 2012 — PJ United, the nation’s largest franchisee of Papa John’s Pizza stores, announced today it has acquired 26 Papa John’s Pizza stores from Gaunce Management, Inc. (“Gaunce”).  Terms of the agreement were not disclosed.   PJ United is a portfolio company of The Halifax Group, a… Read more »