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Independent CL Distributor Allied Vision Acquired by Private Equity Group

Harvey Berkowitz.​ FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla.—Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney Company Inc. (HKW), a private equity firm with offices in Indianapolis and New York, has acquired Allied Vision Group, an independent distributor of contact lenses, optical products and pet medications, according to a joint announcement earlier this week. The transaction enables Allied Vision, which is based here, to “transition its ownership to a new generation of leaders and to fund its growth,” according to the announcement. Financial terms of the deal were not reported. Allied Vision was co-founded in 1989 by Bob Tardell and Jules Saland and is one of the largest independent…


Haag-Streit Expands Distributor Partnership With Walman Instruments

MASON, Ohio—Haag-Streit USA and Reliance Medical Products has announced a new national authorized distributor partnership with Walman Instruments, beginning Jan. 1, 2017. The expansion of the working relationship grants customers additional access to Haag-Streit’s ophthalmic equipment throughout all 50 U.S. states. “It’s been a great pleasure to see what Walman has done in 2016 with regard to positioning and supporting our products,” said Ernest Cavin, president of Haag-Streit USA. “Sales have been especially strong and we’re looking forward to further enhancing a long-lasting business relationship.” Jon Dymit, vice president and general manager of Walman Instruments noted, “Walman Instruments is both…