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The M&A Market Speaks Podcast

The M&A Market Speaks is a podcast series sharing stories of convenience store and petroleum industry leaders. Host Denny Ruben, Executive Managing Director of NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, will interview influential convenience retail executives who have recently undergone a sale of their companies, as well as other leading industry participants.

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EPISODE 2: Speaking With Bill Kent, CEO of The Kent Companies

In this episode, Denny Ruben and Jeff Kramer sat down with Bill Kent, CEO of The Kent Companies, to discuss his company, trends in industry mergers and acquisitions, and strategies for retailers to position themselves for successful acquisitions. The Kent Companies, based in Texas, operate a diverse range of businesses including car washes, foodservice locations, a tire company, lubrication centers, and convenience stores. Kent shared his plans to expand the company's portfolio, aiming to double the current 140 convenience stores through strategic acquisitions over the next ten years.

EPISODE 1: Speaking With Bill Douglass, Former CEO of W. Douglass Distributing

In this episode, Denny Ruben spoke with Bill Douglass, former CEO of W. Douglass Distributing, about the sale process of his family-owned company including 22 convenience stores and a wholesale fuel distribution business. Bill Douglass served as Chairman of NACS (National Association of Convenience Stores) and is a member of the prestigious Convenience Store News Hall of Fame. NRC Realty & Capital Advisors, LLC served as exclusive financial advisor to W. Douglass Distributing, Ltd. in the October 2023 sale of its 22 Lone Star Food Stores to Casey's General Stores, Inc. and the Douglass wholesale fuel businesses to Offen Petroleum LLC.

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