Mergers & Acquisitions

Brad Hall Acquires Classic Star Group, Ziptron Energy

Deal part of company’s expansion efforts in the Southeast
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IDAHO FALLS, Idaho — Brad Hall & Associates has completed the acquisition of the businesses of Classic Star Group LP and Ziptron Energy Inc., Dallas-Fort Worth area distributors of branded and unbranded fuels and branded lubricants in Texas, Louisiana, Tennessee, Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia.

Based in Idaho Falls, Idaho, Brad Hall is an independent supplier and marketer of fuel and petroleum products in the western United States and represents most major brands in addition to unbranded refined petroleum products. A subsidiary, Good 2 Go Stores LLC, operates 60 convenience stores under the Good 2 Go banner.

  • Good 2 Go LLC is No. 113 on CSP’s 2021 Top 202 ranking of U.S. c-store chains by number of company-owned retail outlets.

Brad Hall’s purchase of Classic Star Group represents another acquisition and a strategic effort by Brad Hall to expand in the southeastern United States.

“We have identified Texas and the surrounding markets as a great opportunity for our company. The Classic Star and Ziptron businesses presented a compelling and complementary addition to the Brad Hall family and way of doing business,” said Logan Hall, president of Brad Hall. “Our companies serve our customers in a similar manner, and we are excited to welcome their dealers to our family.”

Formed in 1999, Classic distributes branded petroleum products including Chevron, Exxon, Mobil, Shell, Texaco, Valero, Conoco and Phillips 66 and other unbranded products across the two companies, primarily to independent dealer-operators of convenience stores. Both Classic Star and Ziptron also distribute lubricants and fuels to commercial end-users in their markets, representing approximately 300 million gallons sold annually.

“Bringing together our backgrounds in petroleum and convenience retailing, my brothers began the Classic Star partnership and business model in 1999. We are very proud of what we have created through our dedication to customer relationships, and we believe Brad Hall appreciates and will continue to grow these relationships into the future.” said Andrew Bharwani, co-founder and CEO along with Mike Ali of Fort Worth, Texas-based Classic Star Group.

Classic Star has been a distributor for numerous brands and has earned Chevron’s top-tier Regal Status for the past five years. The company is very active in the communities it serves. Through various organizations serving entrepreneurs interested in convenience retailing, the executives have dedicated their time, resources and funds to encourage and support their network of customers and community. The Classic Star family intends to continue to expand its real estate and retail portfolio and opportunistically invest in new business ventures, it said.

Corner Capital Advisors LLC, Austin, Texas, represented Classic Star Group and Ziptron Energy in a mergers-and-acquisitions financial advisory capacity through its structured sale process of the business assets.

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