Smart Care Acquires A Advantage Air


Combination solidifies Smart Care’s footprint in Alabama

Smart Care December 6, 2023

Chicago, Ill. – December 6, 2023 — Smart Care, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of A Advantage Air, Inc., (“A Advantage” or the “Company”), a commercial kitchen equipment and HVAC repair and installation company. The addition of A Advantage bolsters Smart Care’s existing capabilities in Alabama and represents Smart Care’s eleventh overall since partnering with Wind Point.

Based in Birmingham, Alabama, A Advantage is a family-owned provider of emergency repair, installation, and preventative maintenance services for refrigeration, HVAC and cooking equipment. Founded in 1996, the Company has earned a reputation as a leading service provider for restaurants, convenience stores, and institutions throughout Alabama.

Headquartered in Chicago, Ill., Smart Care is a market leader in stand-alone refrigeration, rack refrigeration, HVAC, hot-side commercial cooking and specialty coffee and beverage equipment. A Advantage will join Smart Care’s Foodservice Equipment Solutions business, which specializes in commercial kitchen equipment services and has developed a strong reputation for service quality supported by a high-quality technician base. The Foodservice Equipment Solutions business serves thousands of customers spanning restaurants, convenience stores, corporate facilities, and grocers across the U.S.

“I am thrilled to welcome A Advantage into the Smart Care organization” remarked Henry Lees-Buckley, CEO of Smart Care Solutions. “They are a best-in-class service organization in Alabama, bringing strong service capabilities that fit well with our strategy of increasing operational density in attractive geographies. This partnership allows the combined organization to accelerate growth while building upon A Advantage’s strong foundation.”

Smart Care will continue to seek strategic acquisition opportunities, with a focus on leading kitchen equipment and HVAC repair, commercial refrigeration, and maintenance service providers throughout the U.S. and Canada.

About Smart Care

Smart Care is the largest provider of comprehensive commercial mechanical services, including hot and cold-side foodservice equipment, HVAC, stand-alone refrigeration, complex rack refrigeration, and specialty coffee and beverage. Smart Care’s strong reputation and leading customer service is built on the foundation of a high-quality technician base, an unmatched breadth of repair and preventative maintenance services and quick response times. Smart Care is OEM-agnostic with the ability to service more than 10,000 types of equipment for food retail, restaurants, convenience stores, warehouse operators and other institutions. The company is headquartered in Chicago, Ill. with operations in all 50 states.

Additional information about Smart Care is available at www.smartcaresolutions.com.

About A Advantage Air

A Advantage Air is a premier commercial kitchen equipment and HVAC services company specializing in emergence repair, installation, and preventative maintenance. Since 1996, A Advantage Air has provided critical services to customers across restaurants, convenience stores and foodservice operators throughout the Alabama region.

Additional information about A Advantage Air is available at www.aadvantageair.com.

About Wind Point Partners

Wind Point Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $6 billion in assets under management. Wind Point focuses on partnering with top caliber management teams to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses where it can establish a clear path to value creation. The firm targets investments in the consumer products, industrial products and business services sectors. Wind Point is currently investing out of Wind Point Partners X, a fund that was initiated in 2022.

Additional information about Wind Point is available at www.wppartners.com.

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