Roseville, CA – DCA Partners (“DCA”) is pleased to announce the successful closing of Raley’s previously announced sale of Raley’s fueling business, Aisle 1, to Anabi Oil. DCA is proud to have served as financial adviser to Raley’s on this transaction.
Raley’s Family of Fine Stores, which owns and operates 129 grocery stores throughout northern California and Nevada, evaluated several offers through the vetting process, determining that Anabi Oil, a family-owned-and-led business, would be great stewards and partners.
The fueling stations, which offer fuel, car wash, and convenience items, will continue to operate under the Aisle 1 name and will continue to honor the Raley’s fuel rewards discounts. Although ownership transfers to Anabi Oil, the companies will extend the partnership beyond the transaction, which will be centered on Raley’s existing Something Extra rewards program. Under the agreement, Raley’s will continue to provide customers with fuel rewards when shopping in select Raley’s grocery stores and customers will continue to redeem those rewards at the Aisle 1 sites.
“As we continue to move our vision around health and wellness forward, we are focused on our core business of offering healthy food at affordable prices,” said Keith Knopf, Raley’s President & CEO. “This move will allow Raley’s to advance our long-range strategic plan and sets up a series of moves that will position Raley’s for significant growth and expansion.”
“This should be a tremendous outcome for both parties, as well as their respective customers” said Curt Rocca, who led the sale process on behalf of DCA Partners. “The combination of a family-owned, best-in-class grocery store operator and a family-owned and operated, best-in-class fueling center operator should result in an even more exceptional customer experience.”
In addition to the 13 existing Aisle 1 locations, the companies are also analyzing opportunities for growth, including expanding customer discounts at other Anabi-owned locations and the possible development of future fuel stations throughout the Raley’s geographic footprint.
About DCA Partners
Based in Sacramento, DCA is Central Valley’s leading Investment Banking and Private Equity firm with significant experience in the fuel distribution industry. On the Investment Banking side, DCA helps family-owned and other closely held businesses grow through acquisition (buy-side advisory), or maximize the value they receive in a sale of the business (sell-side advisory). Similarly, the Private Equity Investment arm invests in growing family-owned and other closely held businesses in a broad spectrum of industries throughout the region. DCA can provide investment capital with very flexible structures for a variety of purposes, including growth capital, acquisition financing, and complete company buyouts.
Raley’s operates 129 stores under five banners: Raley’s, Bel Air Markets, Nob Hill Foods, Food Source, and Market 5-One-5. The company is number 26 on Progressive Grocer’s Super 50 list of the top grocers in the United States.
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