MMB Represents Leonard Group in Cook Acquisition


Monroe Moxness Berg served as counsel to Leonard Group, Inc. (“Leonard”), a Kinderhook Industries partner, in its acquisition of Cook Portable Warehouses. Cook is a leading manufacturer and retailer of premium storage sheds across fourteen states, delivering portable storage solutions through its 65 company-operated retail locations and a wide range of independent dealers. With five manufacturing facilities located throughout the geographic market, Cook has become a leader in providing value, quality, and customer service to support its product base.

This is Leonard’s fourth add-on acquisition since partnering with Kinderhook last year.

“Consistent with our original investment thesis, the acquisition of Cook brings Leonard closer to becoming a national retailer. Following this acquisition, Leonard has a retail presence in 18 states, and with more than 135 corporate-managed retail locations we will be the leading specialty retailer of storage sheds, trailers, and truck accessories in North America,” said Paul Cifelli, Managing Director of Kinderhook.

The full press release on the deal is available here. Thanks to the teams at MMB, Leonard, and Kinderhook for all the hard work!