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M.K. Rittenhouse & Sons , a portfolio company of Massey Capital, acquires Patriot Enterprises

November 1, 2019 Press Release

GRIMSBY, ON November 1, 2019 – Canada’s 105-year-old leading manufacturer and distributer of sprayer equipment and sprayer parts, M.K. Rittenhouse & Sons Ltd. (“Rittenhouse”), a portfolio company of MC Massey Capital Holdings Inc., announces the acquisition of Patriot Enterprises Ltd (“Patriot”), a 32 year old North American distributor of flags, flag poles and signs.

Patriot will retain its name, continue to service all clients, and will offer all the same product lines. While John Snoei, founder of Patriot, is looking forward to his retirement, John will continue to be involved for an initial transition period and then remain on in an advisory/consulting capacity. Rittenhouse’s Sales Manager, Toni Mallabar, will become General Manager of Patriot post transaction.

Scott Newhouse, President of Rittenhouse said: “We are very excited to be partnering with such an amazing firm as Patriot. We see great synergies between the two firms as both have been successfully servicing the same clientele for over 30 years. John has done an absolutely outstanding job in building a very successful high repeat business, with a stellar reputation, in a very niche market. We are proud and honored to have the privilege to carry on the legacy that John has created.”

John Snoei, Founder of Patriot said: “I am very pleased to see Patriot, after 32 years of success, be transitioned to Rittenhouse – one of Canada’s great e-commerce companies. Rittenhouse currently knows and/or services over 90% of my current clients, and I am confident that this transition will be completely seamless. I look forward to staying involved and seeing the Patriot legacy grow and continue.”

About Patriot

Established in 1987, by John Snoei, Patriot is known for their outstanding service and supply of flags, flag poles, signs, golf course supplies and benches to customers all across North America.

Patriot has prided itself in providing its clients with the best possible value for their dollar. When comparing ‘apples to apples’ Patriot is second to none.

About Rittenhouse

With over 105 years in operation, Rittenhouse has evolved from a speciality orchard sprayer manufacturer to a leading supplier of high quality hard goods and accessories to the green industry in North America. The green industry encompasses all products and services related to the maintenance of landscape including the horticulture, agriculture and professional lawn care industries. With each generation, Rittenhouse has expanded its product offering and evolved its selling approach by introducing the buyers guide in 1991 and online retailing in 2000. Today, Rittenhouse has leveraged e-commerce to distribute over 70 brands and 15,000 SKUs from facilities located in Canada and the United States.

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