LDR Growth Partners has acquired the businesses of Cincinnati Radiator Inc. and Ohio Heat Transfer Ltd. in a private transaction closed last Monday. CRI and OHT are both U.S.-based, leading manufacturers of heavy-duty heat exchangers, radiators, and related air, oil, and hydraulic coolers. Since being established in 1994 and 2003 in the heart of the Midwest, the businesses have created an impeccable track record of quickly manufacturing and delivering their custom industrial products in mission critical situations for customers across agricultural, earthmoving, energy, forestry, hydraulics and transportation-focused markets.

"LDR believes foremost in the caliber of the teams and systems at Cincy Radiator and Ohio Heat Transfer as established under their founders' leadership," said Richard Sexton, partner at LDR. "Since inception, each of these businesses has cultivated an excellent standard of service and value for their customers, as evidenced by their long-standing blue-chip customer bases. For any boutique manufacturing operation, this is a huge testament to the company's ability to execute on product quality, timely delivery and customer service. Their history to-date really sets the stage for expansion."

"We as a team are excited and confident with LDR supporting our next phase to continue what has been built at Cincy Radiator and Ohio Heat Transfer," said Prasenjit Ray, General Manager of CRI and OHT. "LDR shares our passion for the industry and has the know-how to shift our growth into high gear while adding even more value to our customers. Excitement for the future is high since the transition announcement a few weeks ago."

"We are confident in our decision for LDR Growth Partners to continue our legacy and vision for Cincy Radiator and Ohio Heat Transfer throughout its next phase of ownership," said Mark Epure, co-founder of CRI and OHT. "LDR shares our passion for North American small business and has a track record of strong results in industrial markets. As founders, we appreciate the attention and care the LDR team has shown throughout the process and look forward to the future."