Industrial: General Manufacturing

The transactions listed below include certain transactions executed by the partners of Fidus prior to forming the firm.  Click here for our Industrial practice overview.

Company Business Description Ownership/Client Transaction Purchaser
Advanced Accessory Systems, Inc.

Supplier of roof racks and towing systems for the automotive OEM market and the automotive aftermarket

JP Morgan Partners Sellside Castle Harlan
Agilex Fragrances

Largest independent platform targeting the U.S. fragrance middle market

Private Sellside MidOcean Partners
AIMCOR Minerals Division

Miner and distributor of various industrial minerals (primarily southern bentonite and olivine) for use by the U.S. foundry industry

Private Sellside Unimin Corp.
Aircraft Products Company

Manufacturer of galley structures and food service equipment for the worldwide commercial aircraft industry

The Pullman Company / Forstmann Little Divestiture BE Avionics, Inc.
Akron Standard

Manufacturer of precision testing equipment for the worldwide tire, wheel, and auto industries

Eagle-Picher Industries Divestiture Illinois Tool Works Inc.
American Engineered Components

Manufacturer of highly engineered metal stamped components

Harding Group Sellside Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison
American Metal Products

Manufacturer of air distribution and HVAC products primarily for the residential housing market

Masco Corporation Divestiture Tomkins plc
AMTROL, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of water system tanks and accessories, disposable gas containers, water heaters and other commercial products

Private Financing
Ashta Chemicals

Intermediate producer of various potassium-based chemical products

GE Capital Corporation Sellside Management
Atco Products, Inc.

Manufacturer of air conditioning parts for the automotive aftermarket

Winter Park Capital Company Sellside Cortec Group
Bellefonte Lime Company and GenLime Group LP

Manufacturer of specialty lime products for a variety of industries

Allied Capital Corp. / PNC Equity Sellside Management
Blue Ox Industries, Inc.

Leading manufacturer and distributor of trusses and wall panels for residential construction

Private Sellside Stock Building Supply, Inc. / Wolseley plc
Bristol ID Technologies, Inc.

Leading U.S.-based niche manufacturer of custom plastic cards, with deep expertise in RFID and security-related applications

Private Sellside Peninsula Capital Partners / Pillsman Partners
Burke Industries, Inc.

 

Manufacturer of engineered elastomeric aerospace components, commercial rubber flooring products, and automotive/industrial hose products

CHF Capital Partners Sellside J.F. Lehman & Co.
Caron International, Inc.

Manufacturer of craft yarn and related accessories

National Spinning Company, Inc. Divestiture Spinrite LP
CEM

Develops, manufactures, sells and services microwave-based instruments for testing, analysis and process control in analytical laboratory and industrial markets

NASDAQ: CEMX Advisory
Challenger Lifts, Inc.

Designer, manufacturer and distributor of a comprehensive line of vehicle lifts and accessories

Gen Cap America Sellside Snap-On Inc.
CII Technologies Inc.

Manufacturer of high-performance electromechanical components, such as relays and solenoids

Stonebridge Partners Sellside Code Hennessy & Simmons
Compression Polymers Holdings LLC (A)

Leading manufacturer of engineered plastic products for the building materials and industrial markets, including Azek® trimboards

Whitney & Co. / Clearview Capital Financing
Compression Polymers Holdings LLC (B)

Leading manufacturer of engineered plastic products for the building materials and industrial markets, including Azek® trimboards

Whitney & Co. / Clearview Capital Sellside AEA Investors
Conbraco Industries, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of a comprehensive line of ball valves and complementary flow control products

Private Sellside Management
CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. (A)

Manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for the site construction industry, specializing in drainage, stormwater, bridge, and earth stabilization solutions

Butler Capital Corporation Financing
CONTECH Construction Products, Inc. (B)

Manufacturer and distributor of engineered products for the site construction industry, specializing in drainage, stormwater, bridge, and earth stabilization solutions

Apax Partners Buyside
Control Company

Leading manufacturer and supplier of digital analytical and measurement equipment to the scientific laboratory community

Private Sellside Summit Park Partners
Controls Southeast, Inc. (A)

Provider of world-class thermal maintenance systems to the chemical, petrochemical and processing industries throughout the world

Private Sellside Industrial Growth Partners
Controls Southeast, Inc. (B)

Provider of world-class thermal maintenance systems to the chemical, petrochemical and processing industries throughout the world

Industrial Growth Partners Sellside AMETEK, Inc.
Core Systems, LLC

Manufacturer and assembler of highly engineered plastic molded parts

Private Sellside Onyx Capital Ventures
Corrflex Graphics

Manufacturer of temporary point-of-purchase displays

Allied Capital Corp. Sellside Sunoco Products
CPG International, Inc.

Leading supplier of premium synthetic building products to the residential, commercial and industrial markets

Management Buyside
Cressona Aluminum

Leading independent aluminum extruder

Private Sellside Alumax, Inc.
Dexter Axle Company

Leading designer and manufacturer of trailer axle, brake and suspension assemblies

Tomkins plc Divestiture The Sterling Group
Dines Industrial Group

Manufacturer of components for heavy truck and trailer segment

Nautic Partners Sellside Tuthill Corp.
Durand Forms, Inc. / Shelter Systems Corporation

Manufacturer of concrete forming systems and engineered trusses for residential construction

Max Capital Sellside Watermill Ventures
Dynapower / Stratopower

Manufacturer of hydraulic pumps, motors, and systems for aerospace and industrial applications

General Signal Corp. Divestiture Trinova Corp. / Vickers, Inc.
EaglePicher Electro-Optic Materials

Assets relate to the production of germanium-based products primarily used in infra-red optics and fiber optics applications

Private Sellside Umicore N.V.
Ellison Extrusion Systems / Ellison Windows & Doors

Manufacturer of vinyl windows and doors

Private Sellside The Atrium Companies
Emb-Tex Corp.

Fully integrated manufacturer of embroideries in the U.S.

Private Sellside Chebegue
Encompass Lighting Group

Designer and manufacturer of branded low-voltage residential and commercial lighting fixtures

Harbour Group Sellside Quality Home Brands / Quad-C
Environmental Air Control

Manufacturer of consumer  and industrial air purification equipment

Allied Capital Corp. Sellside Honeywell, Inc. / Donaldson Company
Fairchild Industrial Products Company

Manufacturer of precision industrial controls and mechanical power transmission equipment

Hampshire Equity Partners Sellside Rotork plc
Fluidrive, Inc. (A)

Leading manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive axle systems and air suspensions for agricultural and industrial markets

Metapoint Partners Sellside Rutledge & Company
Fluidrive, Inc. (B)

Leading manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive axle systems and air suspensions for agricultural and industrial markets

Rutledge & Company Sellside Tuthill Corp.
Franklin Power Products

Leading contract remanufacturing provider of diesel engines and major diesel engine components primarily for mid-duty Ford and Navistar – International trucks

Remy International, Inc. Divestiture Caterpillar, Inc.
Garlock Rubber Technologies

Manufactures engineered rubber products, primarily conveyor belts and sheet rubber products, for many applications across a diversified array of end-markets

EnPro Industries, Inc. Divestiture Main Street Capital Corporation
Golden Casting Corporation

A foundry that manufactures and markets highly-engineered, complex iron castings primarily for the heavy truck market

Private Financing
GS Kinney Vacuum Company

Manufacturer of specialized vacuum pumps

General Signal Corporation Sellside Tuthill Corporation
GS Roofing Products Company, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of roofing products in the U.S.

Private Sellside St. Gobain / CertainTeed Corp.
Harper Love Adhesives Corporation

Leading manufacturer and supplier of adhesive additives for the corrugated packaging industry

Private Sellside Graycliff Partners
Industrial Magnetics, Inc.

Manufacturer of industrial magnets for materials handling

Fulham & Co. Sellside River Associates
Jakel

Producer of electric motors and metal stampings for the appliance and other related industries

Howard Industries Sellside Code Hennessy & Simmons
Johnson Controls - Engineered Plastics Division

Manufacturer of injection molded and blow molded plastic parts and subassemblies for automotive OEMs

Johnson Controls, Inc. Divestiture Carlisle Companies
Johnson Controls - N.A. Injection Molding Operations

Manufacturer of automotive exterior and interior injection molded components

Johnson Controls, Inc. Divestiture Becker Ventures, LLC.
Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc.

Manufacturer of drawn steel wire for automotive, building products, and industrial applications

TMB Industries Sellside Dubin Clark & Company
JTECH Communications, Inc.

Leading provider of on-premises wireless paging systems to the hospitality, retail and healthcare markets

Sun Capital Partners Sellside MICROS Systems, Inc.
Julius Koch USA, Inc.

Manufacturer of cord and ladder tape used in window blinds and shades

Metapoint Partners Sellside Allied Capital Corp. / Management
Juno Lighting, Inc. (A)

Leading manufacturer of branded residential and commercial lighting fixtures

Fremont Partners Financing
Juno Lighting, Inc. (B)

Leading manufacturer of branded residential and commercial lighting fixtures

Fremont Partners Sellside Schneider Electric SA
K & K Screw Products

Leading North American manufacturer of high-volume, precision-turned metal components

CIVC Partners / GrowthPath Capital Sellside CapitalWorks
Kinney Vacuum Company

Manufacturer and marketer of rotary piston and liquid ring vacuum pumps

General Signal Corp. Divestiture Tuthill Corp.
Kohler Co.

Leading manufacturer of branded kitchen and bath products

Private Financing
Lear Siegler - Jennings Corp.

Manufacturer of vacuum capacitors and contactors

Lear Siegler / Forstmann Little Divestiture Joslyn Corp.
Lear Siegler - No-Sag

One of the nation's largest manufacturers of springs, formed wire, formed metal, and polyurethane foam products for the furniture, bedding, and automotive industries

Lear Siegler / Forstmann Little Divestiture Leggett & Platt, Inc.
Lear Siegler - RWM Casters Corp.

Manufacturer of casters and wheels used in industrial applications such as materials handling equipment

Lear Siegler / Forstmann Little Divestiture Staunton Capital
Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Vinyl Siding Division

Manufacturer of vinyl siding

Louisiana-Pacific Corporation Divestiture KP Building Products Inc. / Kaycan Ltd.
Loveshaw Corp.

Manufacturer of packaging and ink-jet coding equipment for corrugated container applications

Berkshire Partners Sellside Illinois Tool Works Inc.
M. A. Hanna - CIMCO Molding Division

Manufacturer of injection molded plastic parts for a variety of industries

M. A. Hanna Company Divestiture Berkshire Partners / InteSys Technologies, Inc.
Master Protection Corp.

Full-service provider of fire protection equipment and systems

Olympus Partners / Interlaken Capital Financing
Masterview Window Company, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of aluminum residential windows and doors in the Southwest

Publicker Industries Divestiture BancBoston Ventures
Metal Powder Products Company

Manufacturer of precision powdered metal components for OEMs

Private Sellside Charter Oak Partners
Mitsubishi - Atlanta Precision Molding

Manufacturer of high precision, optical quality plastic injection molded jewel cases for the music industry

Mitsubishi Corp. Divestiture Palladium Equity Partners
Mitsubishi - Europe Precision Molding

Manufacturer of high precision, optical quality plastic injection molded jewel cases for the music industry

Mitsubishi Corp. Divestiture Palladium Equity Partners
Morton Metalcraft Co.

Producer of sheet metal components for agricultural equipment manufacturers

Private Sellside Three Cities Research / MLX Corp.
National Gypsum Company

Fully integrated manufacturer and supplier of gypsum wallboard and other building products

Private Financing
National Metalwares, Inc.

Manufacturer of high-quality finished steel tubular components for diversified OEMs

Varlen Corp. Divestiture LaSalle Capital Group
National Spinning Company, Inc.

Largest independent domestic acrylic yarn spinner

Private Buyside
Nationwide Homes, Inc.

Manufacturer of custom-built modular homes

Private Sellside Harbert Management Corporation
Norcraft Companies, LLC (A)

Leading manufacturer of stock and semi-custom kitchen and bath cabinets

Goense Bounds & Partners / Pfingsten Partners Sellside Apax Partners / Trimaran Capital Partners
Norcraft Companies, LLC (B)

Leading manufacturer of stock and semi-custom kitchen and bath cabinets

Apax Partners / Trimaran Capital Partners Financing
Oriel Instruments

Manufacturer of electro-optical instruments including mass spectrometers, monochromators and light sources

DeMuth, Folger & Wetherill Sellside ThermoVision
Para-Chem Southern, Inc.

Para-Chem is a leading national provider of technically-formulated chemical solutions including acrylic polymers and coatings, surfactants and flooring adhesives

Private Sellside Royal Adhesives and Sealants
Precise Technology, Inc. (A)

Full-service custom injection molder serving the personal care, healthcare, consumer packaging, and food and beverage markets

Mentmore Holdings Sellside Code Hennessy & Simmons
Precise Technology, Inc. (B)

Full-service custom injection molder serving the personal care, healthcare, consumer packaging, and food and beverage markets

Code Hennessy & Simmons Financing
Precise Technology, Inc. (C)

Full-service custom injection molder serving the personal care, healthcare, consumer packaging, and food and beverage markets

Code Hennessy & Simmons Sellside Rexam plc
Precision Scientific, Inc.

Manufacturer of constant temperature laboratory equipment

Varlen Corp. Divestiture Jouan S.A., Inc.
ProCell Decking Systems

Leading manufacturer of synthetic decking

CPG International / AEA Investors Buyside
Project Eagle

Manufacturer of temperature control products

Private Sellside Summit Park
Project Flow

Leading manufacturer of flow control products for plumbing and industrial applications

Private Advisory
PTC Aerospace, Inc.

Manufacturer of commercial aircraft seating products

The Pullman Company / Forstmann Little Divestiture BE Avionics, Inc.
Rath Manufacturing Co., Inc.

Manufacturer of high-quality stainless steel tubes for food, petrochemical, and other industries

Dubin Clark & Company Sellside Liberty Capital Partners
Remy International, Inc.

Producer of new and remanufactured heavy truck and automotive components

NASDAQGS:REMY Advisory
Revco Scientific, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of durable laboratory equipment for end-users in the clinical and research laboratory markets

TCW Capital Sellside General Signal Corp.
Rock-Tenn Company Plastic Packaging Division

Manufacturer of custom thermoformed plastic packaging and extruded plastic roll stock for the food and consumer markets

Rock-Tenn Company Divestiture Pactiv Corporation
S & S Industries, Inc.

Manufacturer of formed wire components for brassieres and women's swimsuits

Private Sellside Cortec Group
Shape Inc.

Plastic injection molder, manufacturing audio and video cassettes, compact disc cases, and computer data storage products

Prudential Equity Investors / GTCR Sellside Sterling Ventures / Oak Investment Partners
Small Tube Products

Leading North American producer of precision redrawn, small diameter, thin wall copper and specialty alloy tubes

Three Rivers Capital Sellside Quilvest
SMART Papers LLC

Specialty coated paper manufacturer

Sun Capital Partners Divestiture MeadWestvaco Corp.
Southern Film Extruders, Inc.

Manufacturer of polyethylene films including sheets and tubes for packaging and industrial applications

Private Sellside Management
Springfield LLC

Textile manufacturing company that specializes in the development and manufacture of military, fire retardant protective, and work uniform woven fabrics

Private Sellside Milliken & Company, Inc.
StarMark, Inc.

Manufacturer of semi-custom framed kitchen and bath cabinetry

Masco Corporation Divestiture Goense Bounds & Partners / Pfingsten Partners / Norcraft
Superior Fireplace Company

A leading manufacturer of factory-built gas and wood fireplaces and accessories

TCW Capital Sellside Lennox Industries, Inc.
Technibus, Inc.

Leading global manufacturer of highly engineered and custom designed electrical infrastructure products

Pfingsten Partners Sellside IES Holdings
TeleSciences - Transmissions Systems, Inc.

Manufacturer of microwave transmission equipment for the worldwide wireless communications industry

TeleSciences / DeMuth Folger & Terhune Divestiture California Microwave, Inc.
Tennessee Chemical Company

Producer of chemicals for the paper industry

Private Sellside Peridot Chemical Co. / Founders Court
Textron - Avco Electronics

Second largest contract manufacturer of printed circuit boards

Textron Inc. Divestiture J.M. Huber Corp.
Textron - Bryant Grinder Corp.

Leading manufacturer of computer numerically controlled grinding machines and precision spindle systems

Textron Inc. Divestiture DPBG Corp.
Textron - Forest City Tool

Supplier of industrial woodworking tools, such as drilling and cutting tools, to the furniture and millworking industries

Textron Inc. Divestiture Vermont American Corp.
Textron - Raycon

Manufacturer of EDM machine tools

Textron Inc. Divestiture Georg Fischer AG
The Protective Group, Inc. (A)

Manufacturer of modular armor solutions for military vehicles and helicopters, body armor for military personnel, and protective apparel for emergency first responders

The Exxel Group Buyside
The Protective Group, Inc. (B)

Manufacturer of modular armor solutions for military vehicles and helicopters, body armor for military personnel, and protective apparel for emergency first responders

The Exxel Group Financing
The Pullman Company - Peabody Floway, Inc.

Leading manufacturer of vertical turbine pumps sold to industrial, municipal, and agricultural markets

The Pullman Company / Forstmann Little Divestiture The Weir Group PLC
The Pullman Company - Peabody Myers Corp.

Manufacturer of sewer cleaners, industrial vacuum loaders, and street sweepers

The Pullman Company / Forstmann Little Divestiture Federal Signal Corp.
The Stanley Works - Stanley Door Systems

Manufacturer of garage door openers, garage doors, gate operators, and related electronics

The Stanley Works Divestiture Whistler Corp.
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. (A)

The second largest manufacturer of school buses

Odyssey Partners Advisory
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. (B)

The second largest manufacturer of school buses

Odyssey Partners Financing
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. (C)

The second largest manufacturer of school buses

Odyssey Partners Sellside Berkshire Partners
Tomkins plc - Ideal Clamp Products, Inc.

Manufacturer of industrial clamps

Tomkins plc Divestiture Industrial Growth Partners
Tomkins plc - LASCO Fittings, Inc.

Manufacturer of PVC injection molded pipe fittings for irrigation, plumbing, heavy turf, pool / spa, industrial, utility, and HVAC applications

Tomkins plc Divestiture Aalberts Industries N.V.
Tomkins plc - Stant Corporation

Designer and manufacturer of fuel system and vapor emission control products for automotive and industrial applications

Tomkins plc Divestiture H.I.G. Capital
Tredegar Corporation

Leading global manufacturer of plastic films and aluminum extrusions

NYSE: TG Buyside
Trintex Tire & Wheel

Manufacturer of power equipment tires and wheels

Private Sellside Carlisle Companies
Tyler Refrigeration Corp.

Manufacturer of refrigerated display cases and walk-in coolers for supermarkets, convenience stores, restaurants, and industrial facilities

Kelso & Company Advisory
Unifrax Corp. (A)

Manufacturer of heat resistant ceramic fiber products for automotive, commercial, and industrial customers worldwide

Kirtland Capital Partners Sellside American Securities Capital Partners
United Plastic Films

Manufacturer of branded and private label retail plastic bags

Private Sellside ConAgra, Inc.
Vickers Industrial

One of the world’s largest producers of power and motion control components and systems

NYSE: TNV Buyside
Visador Holding Corporation

Leading manufacturer of stair parts, columns, and millwork

Harbert Management Corporation Sellside Carousel Capital
Water Soft, Inc.

Manufacturer of water treatment systems

AMTROL, Inc. Buyside
Western Reman Industrial

Remanufacturer of locomotive power assemblies

Remy International, Inc. Divestiture Caterpillar, Inc.
Whiting Company

Manufacturer of monofilament fibers and injection molded plastic blocks primarily for the brush industry

Private Sellside The Frontenac Company / Apex Specialty Materials
Wikoff Color Corp.

Provider of specialty inks and coatings

Private Buyside
Woodcraft Industries, Inc. (A)

One of the largest manufacturers of cabinet doors and components for the kitchen and bath vanity industries

Goldner Hawn Johnson & Morrison Sellside Behrman Capital
Woodcraft Industries, Inc. (B)

One of the largest manufacturers of cabinet doors and components for the kitchen and bath vanity industries

Behrman Capital Financing
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