Aladdin Food Management Services’ Acquisition of Dowling Food Service Management Inc. December 2004

Aladdin Food Management Services is a strong regional food service provider for colleges, private K-12 schools, healthcare facilities and businesses geographically dispersed in the mid-Atlantic and mid-western regions. Founded in 1976, Dowling specializes in handling food service needs for public and private K-12 schools within the state of New Jersey. By teaming up with Dowling, Aladdin secures a strong franchise in the New Jersey public school market and expects to gain significant operational and financial synergies.

Taglich and Weatherly originated and structured the transaction as well as secured all of the necessary financing.

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