Flyers Energy LLC has acquired the assets and business operations of both Bloomington, Calif.-based Poma Distributing Co. Inc. and Santa Rosa, Calif.-based Redwood Coast Petroleum, and related entities.
These acquisitions come on the heels of Flyers’ acquisitions of California marketer Redding Oil and Nevada marketer Allied Washoe, both completed in 2014. Flyers
Energy is pursuing an aggressive growth plan announced in 2012, and is hopeful to complete several more acquisitions in 2015.
These transactions will effectively triple Flyers’ lubricants volume, whose commercial lubricants distributorships had been previously restricted to northern Nevada and areas around Lake Tahoe and Santa Cruz.
“Poma is a good operation and a great fit for us,” said Walt Dwelle, managing partner of Flyers Energy. “This deal allows us to expand our wholesale supply and lubes businesses into new geographic areas—particularly southern California, where we are a relatively new participant in the market.”
Poma Distributing, Redwood Coast Petroleum and the related entities were all owned by Poma Holding Co. Inc. The acquired fueling operations include nine unattended commercial cardlock sites around the Inland Empire and in Sonoma County, wholesale distribution contracts for more than 100 branded gas stations, as well as distribution rights for three commercial lubricants brands in their respective geographic areas.
“We believe Flyers is an excellent buyer of the Poma Companies. Their strong heritage and rich family history in California are well aligned with the Poma Companies as is their passion around providing superior guest service,” said Poma CEO Dave Larimer.
Flyers Energy is actively looking for additional acquisitions throughout the western states. Parties interested in a confidential conversation about selling their business should contact Curt Rocca at DCA Partners, Flyers’ outside acquisition representative, at (916) 960-5353 or by e-mail at [email protected]