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March 18, 2020

LSI Completes $7.6M Sale Of North Canton Manufacturing Facility

The company, based near Cincinnati, is in the process of relocating its existing operations to a smaller, leased facility in the North Canton area while retaining its existing workforce....

By Mark Scott

March 3, 2020

BGL Announces Sale Of FireKing Division To Champlain Capital Partners

FireKing OCP is a designer and manufacturer of fireproof, impact-resistant, and secure document and data storage systems....

By Mark Scott

March 2, 2020

Watervale Equity Partners Recapitalizes Willoughby-Based Duke Manufacturing

Duke Co-Owner and CEO Jeff Newmark has invested alongside Watervale in the transaction and will continue to lead the company....

By Mark Scott

March 2, 2020

B’laster Corp. Buys MI-Based Armor Protective Packaging

As a result of this acquisition, B’laster is now the manufacturer and retail distributor of Metal Rescue products. The company began manufacturing the product line in its Valley View plant in late February....

By Mark Scott

February 21, 2020

Mettler-Toledo purchases D.C. Martin & Son Scales

Columbus-headquartered Mettler Toledo International Inc. has acquired D.C. Martin & Son Scales of Grand Rapids, Michigan, according to Calder Capital LLC....

By Jayne Gest

February 5, 2020

MPE Partners Announces Recap Of Wisconsin-Based Teel Plastics

Teel has been owned by the Smith family for over 20 years and was seeking a partner to help the Teel team capitalize on the significant growth opportunities that are currently available to the company....

By Mark Scott

January 28, 2020

Arconic offers debt in anticipation of separation

Pittsburgh-based Arconic Inc. has proposed offering second-lien notes by Arconic Rolled Products Corp., which is currently a wholly-owned subsidiary of Arconic....

By Jayne Gest

January 22, 2020

R&D Coatings sold to Universal Woods

R&D Coatings, which operates in Pittsburgh, has been acquired by Louisville-headquartered Universal Woods LLC, a portfolio company of Capital Partners....

By Jayne Gest

January 22, 2020

Accupac acquired by Palladium Equity Partners

Palladium Equity Partners LLC, a middle market private equity firm, has acquired Mainland-based Accupac Inc., a provider of outsourced manufacturing and packaging solutions for the personal care and beauty markets....

By Adam Burroughs

January 21, 2020

Kinetics Noise Control sold to Arkansas company

The Stephens Group LLC finalized its acquisition of Dublin-based Kinetics Noise Control Inc., and formed a new company, Catalyst Acoustics Group, which will serve as a platform for a group of acoustic, seismic, vibration and noise control companies....

By Jayne Gest

January 21, 2020

Toro Co. Buys Orrville-Based Venture Products

Ventrac is a manufacturer of articulating turf, landscape, and snow and ice management equipment for the grounds, landscape contractor, golf, municipal and rural acreage markets....

By Mark Scott

January 15, 2020

Beet Analytics Technology Raises $5.64M In Venture Funding

As of Jan. 15, the Plymouth-based company has raised a total of $7.48 million....

By Mark Scott

January 14, 2020

Wynnchurch Capital-Backed Midland Industries Buys Stainless Adapters Inc.

SAI CEO Michael Baker will join Midland as general manager of the company’s new Houston distribution center, which is slated to open in the spring of 2020....

By Mark Scott

January 9, 2020

AMETEK’s Reading Alloys business sold to Kymera International

AMETEK Inc. is selling its Reading Alloys business to Raleigh, North Carolina’s Kymera International....

By Adam Burroughs

January 8, 2020

PPG to buy Italian manufacturer ICR

PPG has agreed to acquire Industria Chimica Reggiana S.p.A., a manufacturer of paints and coatings for the automotive refinish and light industrial coatings industries. The strategic deal will complement PPG’s current product offering and add specialized, value-added products....

By Jayne Gest

January 7, 2020

Kennametal completes closures, continues restructuring

Pittsburgh-headquartered Kennametal Inc. recently completed the full closures of its manufacturing facilities in Lichtenau, Germany and Irwin, Pennsylvania, and consolidated those operations into other Kennametal facilities. The company also decided to downsize a Essen, Germany facility, rather than close it....

By Jayne Gest

January 7, 2020

Wynnchurch Capital Invests In California Amforge

Located in Azusa, California, Amforge is a manufacturer of closed die, upset and rolled ring forgings for the aerospace & defense and oil & gas industries....

By Mark Scott

January 6, 2020

Tridex Technology acquired by Glebar

Philadelphia-based Tridex Technology Ltd has been acquired by Glebar Company, a precision grinding solutions organization....

By Adam Burroughs

January 2, 2020

Hyperion completes AFC Hartmetall purchase

Columbus-headquartered Hyperion Materials & Technologies, which develops hard and super-hard materials for a range of demanding applications, has completed its acquisition of AFC Hartmetall, a premium cemented carbide tool blank manufacturer....

By Jayne Gest

January 2, 2020

Sweden-Based Sandvik Buys Melin Tool Co.

The acquisition is expected to further strengthen the company's round tool offering, especially for the aerospace industry and the U.S. channel partner market....

By Mark Scott

December 23, 2019

TriMas Completes $135M Sale Of Lamons Division

TriMas will report the 2019 results of its Lamons division, which was previously reported in the specialty products segment, as discontinued operations beginning in the fourth quarter of 2019....

By Mark Scott

December 20, 2019

Summerill Tube Acquired By Swedish Firm

In 2018, Summerill Tube generated sales of about $11 million and has 45 employees....

By Michael Marzec

December 20, 2019

Intervala buys New Hampshire manufacturer

Intervala LLC, a Pittsburgh-based manufacturer of high-reliability, precision electronic and electromechanical products, has acquired Varitron Hudson in New Hampshire. The acquisition enlarges Intervala’s manufacturing footprint in the Northeast region of the U.S. and expands the company’s global customer base....

By Jayne Gest

December 18, 2019

RPM-Backed Mantrose-Haeuser Buys Profile Food Ingredients

Based in Westport, Connecticut, Mantrose-Haeuser is a manufacturer of edible coatings, stabilizers and specialty ingredients for the food and beverage, agricultural, food packaging and pharmaceutical industries....

By Mark Scott

December 18, 2019

Main Street Capital buys three metal manufacturers

Main Street Capital Holdings LLC, a Pittsburgh PE firm, has created a new platform to acquire companies in precision metal manufacturing. Compass Precision LLC was formed through the acquisition of Quality Products & Machine LLC, Advanced Machining & Tooling LLC and Tri-Tec Industries Inc....

By Jayne Gest

December 17, 2019

Benshaw purchases AuCom Electronics

Benshaw Inc. has agreed to acquire AuCom Electronics Ltd., a New Zealand-based manufacturer of soft starters. The combined organization, headquartered in Pittsburgh, will offer a range of applied motor control solutions, and be the leading supplier of low and medium voltage soft starters worldwide....

By Jayne Gest

December 12, 2019

Roll-Kraft’s Sanjay Singh: Find Deal Opportunities That Fit What You Want To Achieve

Dealmaking is a big part of Sanjay Singh’s life, both at Roll-Kraft and through his family office....

By Mark Scott

December 4, 2019

Huron Capital, Salt Creek Capital Invest In Pacific Shoring

Huron Flex Equity has now completed non-control equity investments in four companies and continues to evaluate additional opportunities to help business owners accomplish a variety of growth and liquidity goals....

By Mark Scott

December 3, 2019

Wynnchurch Capital Buys Clyde Industries

In September, Wynnchurch acquired Eastern Metal Supply, a leading value-added distributor of aluminum extrusions and related products....

By Mark Scott

December 2, 2019

Composites One Buys Polynt Composites Distribution

Polynt Composites will continue to own and operate its resin and gel coat blending operations in Brampton, Ontario and Drummondville, Quebec, to provide these products to Composites One and the market....

By Mark Scott

December 2, 2019

Arconic’s Firth Rixson Forgings sold

Arconic Inc. has sold its UK-based forging business, Firth Rixson Forgings Limited, to Arlington Capital Partners, a Washington, D.C.-based PE firm....

By Jayne Gest

December 2, 2019

Process Control's Bill Morgan offers an M&A education to owner-operators

The way Bill Morgan sees it, he’s an operator, not an M&A guy. But the truth is, he’s both....

By Adam Burroughs

November 26, 2019

Masco Corp. Announces $400M Accelerated Share Repurchase

This agreement is part of Masco’s existing share repurchase authorization of $2 billion which was announced on Sept. 17....

By Mark Scott

November 19, 2019

Allegheny Technologies proposes note offering

Allegheny Technologies Inc. intends to offer, subject to market and other conditions, a series of senior notes. The company plans to fund a redemption of all of ATI’s outstanding 5.950 percent senior notes due 2021, of which $500 million is outstanding....

By Jayne Gest

November 19, 2019

Kinzie Capital Partners Buys Colony Display

Founded in 1983 by Jerry Zich and Kent West, Colony provides highly customized fixtures and displays servicing the home improvement, retail and hospitality industries. The company will continue to be led by CEO Chuck Zich....

By Mark Scott

November 13, 2019

Tom Lombardo: Invest in your exit strategy upfront

Prior to a sale, it’s critical to professionalize your company, whether that means planning, education or just a better understanding of its value. And as with any strategy, that may require an investment to bear fruit, says Adams Manufacturing President and CEO Tombardo....

By Jayne Gest

November 6, 2019

Vishay Precision Group buys Dynamic Systems for $41M

Vishay Precision Group Inc. has acquired New York-based Dynamic Systems Inc. for a purchase price of $41 million....

By Adam Burroughs

November 6, 2019

Oatey Buys Certain Assets Of Keeney Manufacturing Co.

Oatey has been in business since 1916, providing products for the residential and commercial plumbing industries....

By Mark Scott

November 6, 2019

MPE Partners Sells Division Of B&E Group

The B&E Group, headquartered in Southwick, Massachusetts, is a manufacturer of complex, precision machined aerospace and defense components....

By Mark Scott

November 5, 2019

Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs sold

Angeles Equity Partners LLC, a Los Angeles private investment firm, has acquired Worthington Industries Engineered Cabs from Worthington Industries and Crenlo Cab Products LLC, with its Emcor and Siac do Brasil affiliates, from KPS Capital Partners LP....

By Jayne Gest

November 1, 2019

It took some hard lessons for Bob Grote to learn the best way to acquire companies

Bob Grote has been CEO of Grote Co. for more than a decade, but even after five acquisitions, he has to guard against deal fever. Grote discusses deal challenges and lessons learned....

By Jayne Gest

October 31, 2019

Thar Process’ Lalit Chordia: How to find the right investors or buyer

With growth comes the need for funding, says Lalit Chordia. The CEO of Thar Process, who sold two of his other companies in 2009 and 2016, shares his philosophies for raising capital and exiting a business....

By Jayne Gest

October 28, 2019

PolyOne Completes $775M Sale Of Business Unit To SK Capital

The $2.8 billion company noted that proceeds from the sale will be used to strengthen its balance sheet and fund future growth initiatives, including investing in sustainable solutions and specialty acquisitions....

By Mark Scott

October 16, 2019

Keystone Capital Sells Avalon Precision Casting

The combination of Avalon's investment castings capabilities and Sigma's global casting and precision machining capabilities is expected to bring significant product sourcing, supply chain management and scale opportunities to each company's customer base....

By Mark Scott

October 11, 2019

Hunter Fan Co. Buys Jan Fan

Headquartered in Michigan and Ohio, Jan Fan is a manufacturer and distributor of fixed and rolling-mount caged fan solutions for commercial and industrial workspaces....

By Mark Scott

October 10, 2019

Thogus Products Buys Proto Plastics

Founded in 1969, Proto Plastics is a low-volume plastic injection molding and contract manufacturing company specializing in technically demanding, close tolerance parts and assemblies....

By Mark Scott

October 4, 2019

Key Deals Propel Gent Machine To Steady Growth

Rich Gent talks about two pivotal deals in Gent Machine Co.’s history that have set the business up for a bright future....

By Mark Scott

October 3, 2019

MI Windows and Doors to buy the Milgard Windows and Doors division of Masco

The transaction, which is expected to be completed in the fourth quarter of 2019, is expected to position MI Windows & Doors for nearly $1 billion in annual window and door sales....

By Adam Burroughs

October 1, 2019

Novelis, Aleris deal approved by European Commission

The approval is conditioned upon the sale of Aleris' plant in Duffel, Belgium, which produces aluminum for the automotive and specialties markets....

By Adam Burroughs

September 30, 2019

AMETEK to buy Gatan for $925M

Upon closing, Gatan, which has annual sales of approximately $180 million, will join AMETEK as part of its Electronic Instruments Group,...

By Adam Burroughs