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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

September 30, 2019

Autokiniton Completes Acquisition Of Tower International

AGG's Autokiniton US Holdings, Inc. subsidiary paid $31 a share in cash, or about $900 million after accounting for debt and pension liabilities. The deal was announced in July....

By Michael Marzec

September 25, 2019

G&W Electric Buys Italy’s Tozzi Electrical Equipment

Tozzi is a manufacturer of electrical equipment, electrical panels and prefabricated mobile cabins for low and medium voltage and represents G&W's second acquisition in Italy this year....

By Mark Scott

September 24, 2019

II-VI completes Finisar purchase

II‐VI Inc., a global provider of engineered materials and optoelectronic devices, has completed its acquisition of Finisar Corp. The acquisition was first announced Nov. 9, 2018. II-VI, which is headquartered in Saxonburg, expects to achieve $150 million in run rate synergies over the next three years....

By Jayne Gest

September 18, 2019

AAM Sells Grede U.S. Casting Operations To Gamut Capital Management

American Axle & Manufacturing Holdings will sell the U.S. operations in the U.S. to funds managed by Gamut for $245 million....

By Michael Marzec

September 17, 2019

MPE Partners invests in Arizona Shower Doors

Arizona will partner with MPE's existing portfolio company, DreamLine, a distributor of shower related products....

By Adam Burroughs

September 16, 2019

Axalta Coating buys Capital Paints

Axalta Coating Systems Ltd., a global manufacturer of liquid and powder coatings, is set to acquire Capital Paints LLC, a UAE-based thermosetting powder coatings manufacturer specializing in architectural powder coatings....

By Adam Burroughs

September 16, 2019

Precise Metal Products bought by Staple Street Capital

New York private equity firm Staple Street Capital worked in partnership with Thompson Capital Partners on the deal....

By Adam Burroughs

September 16, 2019

Parker Hannifin finalizes Exotic Metals Forming deal

Exotic Metals Forming will become a stand-alone division and will continue to be led by Bill Binder, formerly Exotic President and CEO....

By Adam Burroughs

September 16, 2019

Timken buys BEKA Lubrication for $165M

BEKA is headquartered in Pegnitz, Germany and employs approximately 900 people, with manufacturing, research and development based in Germany, and assembly facilities and sales offices around the world....

By Adam Burroughs

September 12, 2019

Hyperion to buy German-based AFC

Hyperion Materials & Technologies Inc., a Worthington-headquartered materials science company focused on the hard and superhard materials space for high-precision applications, has agreed to acquire Arno Friedrichs Hartmetall GmbH & Co. KG and its affiliates. The strategic transaction is intended to make Hyperion a leading player in cemented carbide blank production....

By Jayne Gest

September 11, 2019

Mill 19 Opens As Manufacturing Innovation Hub

Mill 19 recently celebrated its grand opening as the new home to key leaders in Pittsburgh’s manufacturing industry, including Carnegie Mellon University’s Manufacturing Futures Initiative, the Advanced Robotics for Manufacturing Institute and Catalyst Connection....

By Jayne Gest

September 11, 2019

How Chuck Mattera Transformed II-VI With Acquisitions

Since Chuck Mattera joined II-VI Inc. in 2004, the manufacturer has completed more than 20 acquisitions. And he’s embarking on the largest deal yet as he works to close the acquisition of Finisar Corp. — a similar-sized company with annual revenues of $1.3 billion....

By Jayne Gest

September 10, 2019

Riverside sells RE Panels

The Riverside Co. has sold RE Panels S.A., parent company of EPCO and TECSEDO, to THI Investments....

By Adam Burroughs

September 10, 2019

Blue Point exits Hilsinger

Blue Point Capital Partners has exited The Hilsinger Co., which was a Blue Point III portfolio company....

By Adam Burroughs

September 10, 2019

DuPont Electronics & Imaging offloads its semiconductor business to SK Siltron

DuPont Electronics & Imaging is selling its compound semiconductor solutions business to SK Siltron, a silicon wafer supplier to the semiconductor market based in South Korea....

By Adam Burroughs

September 9, 2019

Huron Capital Combines Northwest Pallet, Prime Woodcraft

Detroit-based Huron Capital has made an additional equity investment in Northwest Pallet Holdings LLC, combining its pallet solutions platform company with Brunswick, Ohio-based Prime Woodcraft Inc. The combined company will be headquartered in Schaumburg, Illinois...

By Mark Scott

September 9, 2019

GEO Specialty Chemicals bought by CPS Performance Materials

GEO Specialty Chemicals, headquartered in Ambler, has been acquired by CPS Performance Materials....

By Adam Burroughs

September 6, 2019

Before Buying, Consider Challenges As Well As Opportunities

Chris Gabrelcik always sees potential opportunities when looking to buy a company. But the CEO of Lubrication Specialties has to remind himself to bring a critical eye to the deal....

By Jayne Gest

September 4, 2019

AMETEK buys Pacific Design Technologies

AMETEK Inc. has acquired Pacific Design Technologies Inc., a provider of advanced, mission-critical thermal management solutions....

By Adam Burroughs

September 4, 2019

Novelis, Aleris deal faces challenge by U.S. Justice Department

Novelis Inc.’s deal to buy Aleris Corp. could be derailed by a lawsuit filed by the U.S. Justice Department, which is suing in order to preserve competition in the North American market for aluminum auto body sheet....

By Adam Burroughs

September 4, 2019

May River Capital Launches Platform Company, Buys Kason Corp.

May River Capital is a private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle-market industrial growth companies....

By Mark Scott

September 3, 2019

INEOS Enterprises buys local composite business

London’s INEOS Enterprises has acquired a composite business from Ashland Global Holdings Inc., along with a BDO facility in Germany. Ashland’s composites business will become INEOS Composites and be headquartered in Dublin....

By Jayne Gest

August 21, 2019

How Advanced Drainage Systems Fast-Tracked Infiltrator Acquisition

CEO Scott Barbour grabbed the pole position, and never let his foot off the gas in his bid to close the $1 billion deal....

By Jayne Gest

August 20, 2019

Blue Point Capital buys VRC Holdings

Blue Point Capital Partners has acquired its fifth Blue Point IV platform investment, VRC Holdings Inc., a value-added manufacturer of custom molded rubber, plastic and sealing components....

By Adam Burroughs

August 20, 2019

Avalon Precision Casting bought by Sigma Electric

Avalon Precision Casting is being acquired by Sigma Electric Manufacturing Corp., a manufacturer of ferrous and non-ferrous castings....

By Adam Burroughs

August 19, 2019

PolyOne sells its Performance Products and Solutions business

PolyOne Corp. is selling its Performance Products and Solutions business to SK Capital Partners for $775 million in cash....

By Adam Burroughs

August 16, 2019

Horizon Global Sells Asia-Pacific Business to Pacific Equity Partners

Upon completion of the sale and subsequent retirement of debt, Horizon Global intends to pursue a full or partial refinancing of its remaining secured debt....

By Mark Scott

August 15, 2019

PPG completes Dexmet purchase

PPG has completed its acquisition of Dexmet Corp., a manufacturer of specialty materials for surfaces in aerospace, automotive and industrial applications. The Pittsburgh company previously announced the deal would allow PPG to enhance its product offerings, expand its R&D capabilities and increase its market reach....

By Jayne Gest

August 14, 2019

Applied Industrial Technologies to buy Olympus Controls

Applied Industrial Technologies is set to acquire Olympus Controls Corp., an automation solutions provider of motion control, machine vision and robotic technologies....

By Adam Burroughs

August 12, 2019

Armstrong sells ceiling tile business to Aurelius Equity Opportunities

Aurelius Equity Opportunities SE & Co., an asset manager based in Germany, is acquiring the ceiling tiles and grids businesses of Lancaster-based Armstrong in Austria, Estonia, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Portugal, Spain, Turkey and the UK from Knauf International GmbH....

By Adam Burroughs

August 7, 2019

TransDigm sells Esterline Interface Technologies group of businesses

TransDigm Group Inc. is selling its Esterline Interface Technologies group of businesses to an affiliate of KPS Capital Partners for approximately $190 million....

By Adam Burroughs

August 6, 2019

Hawk Measurement America, FLO-CORP merge

Hawk Measurement America LLC and Medina’s FLO-CORP, leading manufacturers and suppliers of advanced process instrumentation and cloud-based monitoring technology, have merged....

By Adam Burroughs

August 6, 2019

Olympic Steel buys EZ-Dumper assets

Olympic Steel Inc. has acquired certain assets related to the manufacturing of the EZ-Dumper hydraulic dump inserts as part of its growth and diversity strategy....

By Adam Burroughs

August 1, 2019

American Battery Solutions completes asset purchase

American Battery Solutions Inc. has completed the acquisition of high-voltage manufacturing and testing assets from Robert Bosch Battery Systems, which was previously announced....

By Jayne Gest

August 1, 2019

ADS buys Infiltrator Water Technologies

Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. has acquired Infiltrator Water Technologies for approximately $1.08 billion, from an affiliate of the Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan and other stockholders. The deal builds on ADS’ existing water management solutions platform and is an opportunity to expand into the on-site septic business....

By Jayne Gest

August 1, 2019

Continental Structural Plastics to buy AMI assets

Continental Structural Plastics has agreed to acquire the assets of the stamping operations of AMI, Manchester, Michigan, which will allow CSP to bring stamping operations in-house. This acquisition includes AMI’s headquarters and manufacturing facility in Manchester....

By Jayne Gest

July 30, 2019

Parker Hannifin set to buy Exotic Metals Forming for $1.7B

Parker Hannifin Corp. is set to acquire Exotic Metals Forming Company LLC for $1.725 billion in cash....

By Adam Burroughs

July 26, 2019

Maroon Group buys Amsyn

The national distributor of specialty chemicals to the coatings, lubricants, nutraceutical, pharmaceutical, and electronics industries will continue to be led by current management....

By Adam Burroughs

July 23, 2019

Eaton to buy TransDigm’s Souriau-Sunbank business for $920M

The French manufacturer of highly engineered electrical interconnect solutions for harsh environments reported sales of $363 million for the year ending June 30....

By Adam Burroughs

July 22, 2019

PPG to buy Dexmet Corp. in Connecticut

The acquisition should enable PPG to enhance its product offerings, expand its R&D capabilities and increase its market reach, including in aircraft lightning strike protection....

By Jayne Gest

July 22, 2019

ATI completes Cast Products sale to CPP

Allegheny Technologies has completed the sale of its Cast Products business as it continues to focus on materials science and advanced process technologies....

By Jayne Gest

July 18, 2019

IDEX Buys Sweden-Based Velcora Holding AB

The diversified manufacturer paid roughly $137 million for the hgolding company of Roplan, a manufacturer of custom mechanical and shaft seals, and Steridose, a developer of engineered hygienic mixers and valves....

By Mark Scott

July 18, 2019

ATI Shedding Oil & Gas Rights In New Mexico

ATI expects the agreements, one executed and one pending, to generate more than $90 million in pretax income and cash....

By Michael Marzec