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   Quality Cheese Sells Assets To Randolph Packing Co.
by William Berger, Houlihan Smith & Company
Posted: Wednesday, November 18, 2009 at 8:39AM EST

Chicago (November 2009) -- Houlihan Smith & Company, Inc. ("The Houlihan Firm") Vice-Chairman and Group Managing Director, Charles Botchway, is pleased to announce that The Houlihan Firm has acted as the exclusive sell side advisor for Quality Cheese & Distributing Company (“Quality Cheese”) in the sale of their assets to Randolph Packing Company. The transaction team was led by The Houlihan Firm’s Managing Director Joe Lunkes; terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Quality Cheese, a Bloomingdale, Illinois based corporation, supplies cheese, and related products to pizzeria restaurants. Since 1981, Quality Cheese has steadily grown its revenues and account base, establishing itself as a reliable distributor servicing restaurants in Northern Illinois.

"The Houlihan Firm was instrumental in providing support and assistance throughout the sale process, this transaction allowed me to achieve my personal estate objectives," said Denise Braun, Owner of Quality Cheese. "My plans are to continue in the industry with Imperial Pizza, the combination of Quality and Imperial will result in a broader one-stop offering of specialized pizza ingredients and restaurant supplies for our customers."

"The Houlihan Firm is an expert in arranging sales, acquisitions, and corporate development transactions for middle market businesses owners like Denise,” said Joe Lunkes, Managing Director at The Houlihan Firm. “With hard work from my associates at Houlihan and winning collaboration with the Quality Cheese team, we were able to achieve Denise’s financial and professional goals."

Source: Houlihan Smith & Company

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