Cott Corp., Toronto and Tampa, Fla., announced that DS Services of America Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of Cott, substantially acquired all of the assets of WG America Co. and certain affiliated companies: The Water Guy. Acquiring The Water Guy, which provides water and coffee services to residential and commercial customers, will expand DS Services’ consumer base by more than 7,500.

Since being founded in 1990, The Water Guy has become one of the largest independent distributors in the mid-Atlantic, providing water solutions and office coffee service to residential and commercial customers. Its loyal consumer base, which has expanded through organic growth and acquisitions, will grow by more than 7,500 in eastern and central Pennsylvania, northern Maryland, Delaware and New Jersey with this new acquisition.

“DS Services was the natural partner when we decided to sell our business. Their expanded portfolio of hydration solutions and commitment to serving customers will benefit our customers with even more beverage options delivered where they live and work,” said Bryan and Douglas Shinn, owners of The Water Guy, in a statement.

Dave Muscato, president of DS Services, added, “The Water Guy shares our commitment to quality products and superior customer service and offers the opportunity to further increase route density.”

Customers of The Water Guy now will be served by Crystal Springs, the DS Services brand in the region. BI