WALTHAM, Mass. -- Global Partners LP has signed an agreement to purchase the retail fuel and convenience-store assets of Champlain Oil Co. Inc., South Burlington, Vt. The acquisition includes 37 company-operated gas stations with Jiffy Mart-branded convenience stores in Vermont and New Hampshire and about 24 fuel sites that are either owned or leased, including lessee dealer and commission-agent locations.
The transaction also includes fuel-supply agreements for about 70 gas stations, primarily in Vermont and New Hampshire. The stations market major fuel brands such as Mobil, Shell, CITGO, Sunoco and Irving.
- Global Partners is No. 33 in CSP’s 2017 Top 202 ranking of c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets. Champlain Oil ranked No. 168.
Jiffy Mart has partnerships in place with Subway, McDonald's, Burger King, Ramunto's Pizza, Dunkin' Donuts, North Wood's Cafe and Grills, P & H Truck Stop and the Bradford Diner, according to the chain’s website. It also offers the Jiffy Mart Rewards Card and has a mobile app in development.
“Building on our skill as a strategic acquirer, this acquisition is an excellent fit for Global, expanding our retail business into Vermont and growing our presence in New Hampshire,” said Global Partners President and CEO Eric Slifka. “Jiffy Mart is an established brand with locations along high-traffic routes throughout northern New England. The acquisition benefits from our vertically integrated model, providing additional volume to our strategically situated terminals, including those in Burlington, Vt., and Albany, N.Y. We are very excited about adding retail facilities to our portfolio and expect the transaction to be accretive within the first full year of operations.”
The company expects the deal to close in third-quarter 2018. It is subject to regulatory approvals and other customary closing conditions.
Waltham, Mass.-based Global Partners is a midstream logistics and marketing master limited partnership (MLP) that owns, controls or has access to one of the largest terminal networks of petroleum products and renewable fuels in the Northeast. With about 1,500 locations, primarily in the Northeast, Global is one of the largest regional independent owners, suppliers and operators of gas stations and c-stores. Global is also one of the largest distributors of gasoline, distillates, residual oil and renewable fuels to wholesalers, retailers and commercial customers in New England and New York. The Partnership is also engaged in the transportation of petroleum products and renewable fuels by rail from the midcontinental U.S. and Canada.