Smart Care Acquires Metroplex Refrigeration


Addition expands Smart Care’s density in north Texas

Smart Care December 19, 2023

Chicago, Ill. – December 19, 2023 — Smart Care, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), is pleased to announce the acquisition of Metroplex Refrigeration, Inc. (“Metroplex” or the “Company”), a commercial repair, installation, leasing and planned maintenance company for commercial refrigeration and ice machine equipment.

The addition of Metroplex Refrigeration strengthens Smart Care’s existing capabilities in the Dallas – Fort Worth Metroplex, increasing operational density and adding new customer relationships to the region. The acquisition represents Smart Care’s twelfth overall since partnering with Wind Point.

Based in Forth Worth, Texas, Metroplex is a family-owned provider of critical emergency repair, installation and preventive maintenance services, and has a long-standing reputation for leasing commercial ice machines.

Founded in 1985, the Company has earned a reputation as a leading service provider for restaurants, convenience stores and other foodservice operators throughout north Texas.

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. Metroplex Refrigeration 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.

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 Metroplex Refrigeration

Since 1985, Metroplex Refrigeration has built a reputation for quality, reliability and integrity. Their technicians are capable of handling all complex refrigeration repair, installation and maintenance requirements for the commercial foodservice industry throughout Dallas/Fort Worth and the surrounding area. Metroplex also offers ice machine leasing, which includes delivery, installation, regular maintenance & servicing.

Additional information about Metroplex Refrigeration is available at www.metroplexrefrig.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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