Middle-market private equity firm Vestar Capital Partners is investing in Edward Don & Company (Don), a distributor of foodservice equipment and dinnerware. Financial terms of the investment was undisclosed. The deal is expected to close in the first quarter of 2017.

Don supports the U.S. food industry by providing a variety of products covering dinnerware, glassware, flatware, disposables, paper towels and tissues, cleaning products and other miscellaneous kitchen supplies. The target’s distribution network includes restaurants, national chains, country clubs, schools and universities, government institutions, and the foodservice management sector. Don, founded in 1921, also provides kitchen design services for a variety of markets, including: fast-casual restaurants, casual dining, and themed restaurants.

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