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Tryco Tool & Manufacturing has been acquired by Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS)

Tryco Tool & Manufacturing Inc., a leading metal stamping job shop specializing in precision stamping and sub-assemblies of Orange, NJ has been acquired by Connecticut Spring & Stamping (CSS) headquartered in Farmington, Connecticut.

Machinery Services Corp. & Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc. has been acquired by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners

Machinery Services Corp. and Rapid Pump & Meter Service Co., Inc is a leading provider of turnkey electrical & mechanical field service contracting services to high-profile industrial, municipal, infrastructure, and transportation customers. MSC&RPM was acquired by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners as a platform company.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for MSC&RPM. DAK successfully positioned MSC&RPM’s 44-year track record of providing custom-tailored, field service for mission critical infrastructure in sectors, such as, water and wastewater, pump, industrial contracting, and rotational equipment repair solutions throughout the Northeast and mid-atlantic region.

Hidden Harbor’s belief that great companies are built on a strong group of people as their foundation, will continue to support Rich Taylor, MSC&RPM President, along with his full team to continue to drive the company and expand it to the next level.

National Electronic Alloys has been acquired by Fox Three Partners

National Electronic Alloys (“NEA”)is a leading ‘Stocking” specialty metal service center distributor providing a wide array of Defense Acquisition Regulation System (DFARS) compliant products across the U.S. and international markets. The company stocks one of the largest inventories of Controlled and Low Expansion Alloys. Key end markets include: Aircraft & Aerospace, Hermetic Sealing, Telecom, Stencil/Etching, Semiconductor and Solar.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for NEA , generating multiple offers from a wide range of buyers. By positioning the combination of NEA’s trusted brand equity, large inventory of Controlled and Low Expansion Alloys, deep relationships with leading producers and unmatched cloud-based infrastructure, DAK achieved an outstanding outcome for the company’s shareholder.

The acquisition provides the shareholder with a liquidity event after nearly 3 decades of pioneering leadership in the sector. NEA’s vision and strong commitment & investment to their cloud-based infrastructure leading up to the company’s sale, will allow the buyer to scale the business in the coming years.

Bearings Limited has been acquired by Solve Industrial Motion Group

Bearings Limited, a 70+ year legacy and multi-generational family business distributing bearings and power transmissions was acquired by Solve Industrial Motion Group, a platform company of Audax.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for Bearings Limited, garnering several offers. DAK positioned Bearings Limited to highlight their key value drivers: capitalizing on their leadership position as a value-added distributor of high-quality products while focusing in on the culture & operations to provide superior customer service. These key characteristics were particularly attractive to Solve Industrial Motion Group.

This acquisition gives the owners of Bearings Limited the opportunity to monetize the business they have built. The combination allows Solve Industrial Motion Group to capitalize on Bearings Limited strong customer relations and strategic locations throughout the US using it to expand and increase its category offering.

Paterson Papers has sold its assets to Lindenmeyr Munroe

Paterson Papers, a fourth-generation distributor of fine paper products in the metro New York area has been sold to the Metro Division of Lindenmeyr Munroe. LIndenmeyr Munroe, a subsidiary of Central National Gottesman has been in business for more than 100 years and is the leading independent paper, packaging, and facility solutions provider in the United States.

DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to Paterson Papers, initiating the transaction and managing the divestiture process. Throughout the sale process, DAK focused on identifying a partner who would be able to capitalize on the strong history and reputation that Paterson has built during its 107-year history.

This transaction allows the owners of Paterson Papers to monetize the business they have built while simultaneously gaining resources to solidify their strong customer relationships and regional presence.

Delva Tool and Machine Corporation has been acquired by Consolidated Machine & Tool Holdings, LLC, a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital.

Delva Tool and Machine Corporation, a leading provider of precision machining services to the aerospace & defense, medical device, energy and industrial markets located in the Northeast, was acquired by Consolidated Machine Tool Holdings, LLC. CMTH is a portfolio company of White Wolf Capital, a private investment firm focused on management buyouts, recapitalizations and investments in leading middle market companies.

DAK led a competitive, two-stage, sell-side process for Delva, garnering multiple offers. DAK positioned Delva to highlight their key value drivers, including their deep-rooted market position serving the aerospace & defense, medical device, energy, and industrial markets, entrenched customer relationships, outstanding quality and highly scalable platform for growth. These key characteristics were particularly attractive to CMTH.

The acquisition provides the owner of Delva with financial security for he and his family, as well as the continuity of the Company. Delva has gained a strategic partner to help accelerate their industry leadership position, while ensuring the legacy of the company and its employees. The combination allows CMTH to capitalize on Delva’s strong capabilities, using it to expand further in to the aerospace industry, and to increase its category offering across the United States.

N&S Supply has been acquired by Watsco, Inc.

N&S Supply, a fourth-generation single-source supplier of heating, air conditioning and plumbing products was acquired by Watsco, the largest distributor of heating, air conditioning and refrigeration products in the Americas.

DAK led a competitive, two-stage, sell-side process for N&S, garnering several offers. DAK positioned N&S Supply to highlight their key value drivers: a lucrative Hudson Valley market, strong and entrenched customer relationships, and an experienced senior management team. These key characteristics were particularly attractive to Watsco.

This acquisition gives the owners of N&S Supply the opportunity to offer a broader product selection and utilize state-of-the-art technology. The combination allows Watsco to capitalize on N&S’s strong regional presence, using it to expand in the Northeast, United States, and to increase its category offering to include plumbing products.

Mayflower Sales has received an investment from Gen Cap America, Inc.

Mayflower Sales, a leading value-added distributor of premium physical security and storefront hardware, has received an investment from Gen Cap America, Inc., a Nashville-based private equity firm.

DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to Mayflower Sales, initiating and managing the process. DAK highlighted Mayflower’s leading position as a value-added distributor of premium physical security and storefront hardware products including; locks, locksets, access control systems and door hardware.

Gen Cap’s long-standing track record of partnering with established management teams to drive continued success will allow Mayflower to further build on their long track record of providing quality products and exceptional service to its customers.

Englert, Inc. has been acquired by Audax Private Equity

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Englert/LeafGuard, a 50-year old vertically-integrated provider of metal roofing and gutter solutions to commercial and residential customers, was acquired by Audax Private Equity.

Leveraging its deep network of strategic buyers and financial sponsors, DAK engineered a highly competitive sale process garnering numerous bids. DAK successfully positioned Englert’s vertically-integrated platform consisting of its legacy metal roofing business alongside its high-growth, direct-to-consumer gutter solutions, as a compelling combination that would drive substantial future growth.

Audax saw in Englert a well-run multi-generational family business with significant opportunities for growth. Englert’s seasoned management team combined with Audax’s vast capital and operating resources form the foundation of a successful platform investment well-positioned to capture the tailwinds in the building products and home solutions marketplaces.

Refrig-It Warehouse has been acquired by Tilia Holdings

Refrig-It Warehouse, a full service public cold storage warehousing company, has been acquired by Tilia Holdings, a mission-driven private investment firm focused exclusively on building distinctive companies that serve the food industry in the most attractive outsourced technical service niches across the food supply chain.

Refrig-It’s father and son ownership team engaged DAK to run a full process, contacting over 200 potential targets, including 120 strategic acquirers and 80 private equity groups. The target group included over 20 non-US based multinationals.

The transaction allowed for a strategic growth plan for Refrig-It, as well as liquidity for the shareholders and additional capital to meet the growth requirements of the business.

Wesco Industrial Products, Inc. has been acquired by Bluff Manufacturing, a portfolio company of Wincove Private Holdings

Wesco Industrial Products, Inc., a leading manufacturer and importer of material handling equipment, has been acquired by Bluff Manufacturing Company, the innovative leader in the fabrication and design of high-quality dock and warehouse equipment, a portfolio company of Wincove Private Holdings.

Wesco ownership, the estate of the late founder, made the decision to pursue a transaction in order to meet the liquidity needs of the estate and engaged DAK to reach out to a limited target list of potential acquirers in order to meet criteria set by the founder.

This acquisition expands Bluff Manufacturing’s product offerings for existing customers and provides Wesco’s customers with additional products as well. This is the second acquisition in the industrial products space for Wincove Private Holdings.

Eastern Wholesale Fence has been acquired by Corinthian Capital

Eastern Wholesale Fence, a leading manufacturer and distributor of fencing products throughout the Northeastern U.S., has been acquired by Corinthian Capital, a private equity firm with decades of investing experience in the lower end of the middle market.

Eastern’s father and son ownership team made the decision to pursue a transaction in order to meet the personal needs of ownership and engaged DAK to run a full process, contacting over 200 potential targets, including 120 strategic acquirers and 80 private equity groups. The target group included over 20 non-US based multinationals.

The transaction capitalizes on Eastern’s outstanding reputation as a high-quality, innovative manufacturer and distributor of fence products.

Fortbrand Services, Inc. has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings

Fortbrand Services, a leading provider of ground support and airfield maintenance equipment to the global aviation industry, has been acquired by Wincove Private Holdings.

DAK ran a full process contacting over 135 potential targets. Fortbrand management made the decision to pursue a transaction in order to meet the personal needs of ownership, as well as the long-term capital requirements. The majority shareholder and founder, who was in his late 70s was looking to exit the business, while the minority shareholder was looking for both liquidity and growth capital.

Fortbrand was recapitalized by Wincove Private Holdings. The acquisition gave Wincove a platform to acquire similar businesses and expand in the ground support and airfield maintenance industry.

CALMAC® Corporation has been acquired by Trane U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Plc

CALMAC Corporation. a leading U.S. manufacturer of cool energy-related technologies since 1947, has had been acquired by Trane U.S., Inc., a subsidiary of Ingersoll-Rand Plc a world leader in air conditioning systems, services and solutions.

DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to CALMAC managing the divestiture process.

This transaction allows CALMAC’s owners to monetize the exceptional business that they have built while providing Trane with the ability to offer customers even greater choices for reducing energy and operating costs and capitalizing on the multi-billion-dollar energy services market opportunity.

Penn Intermodal Leasing, LLC has been acquired by Direct ChassisLink, Inc.

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Penn Intermodal Leasing is a leading, privately-held provider of specialized chassis equipment to trucking companies, intermodal freight transporters and steamship carrier nationwide. The Company combines extensive industry knowledge with over 25 years of expertise to deliver niche chassis leasing solutions that promote customer profitability and operational safety while providing maximum flexibility for the hauling of overweight loads.

DAK was retained to sell the heavy-load container chassis business. In positioning the company, DAK emphasized the company’s diverse and versatile fleet, valuable lease portfolio, strong margins, outstanding industry reputation and favorable market dynamics.

As a result of DAK’s outreach and efforts, in a highly strategic acquisition, the company was sold to Direct ChassisLink, Inc.

M&Q Packaging Corporation, LLC has been acquired by Capital Partners

M&Q Packaging Corporation, LLC, an innovator in the development and production of high-temperature thermoplastics has been acquired by Capital Partners, a Private Equity firm located in Norwalk, CT.

DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to M&Q, working initially on a pre-transaction phase to prepare the company to maximize its value in a sale process, then initiating the transaction and managing the divestiture process.

The acquisition marks Capital Partners’ first step into the plastic packaging industry, Capital Partners and the management are focused on the continued growth through organic initiatives and acquisitions. This transaction also provides M&Q the resources needed to open new markets and penetrate existing markets more deeply.

Craftmaster Hardware, LLC has been acquired by Capital Resource Partners

Craftmaster Hardware, LLC, a full-service distributor of security hardware, detention and locksmith supplies, has been acquired by Capital Resource Partners, a Boston, MA private equity firm.

DAK served as the exclusive investment banker and financial advisor to Craftmaster, initiating the transaction and managing the divestiture process. Throughout the sales process, DAK emphasized Craftmaster’s strong reputation for high-quality security products with a significant market share in the correctional, medical, education and government facilities market spaces.

This transaction will provide the capital and resources to broadly expand this platform. It also allows Craftmaster the financial support to reach many of their business goals that were previously not attainable.

Sancoa-Tubedec has been acquired by CCL Industries, Inc.

Sancoa-Tubedec, an innovative provider of printing, laminating and tube-making technologies to the personal care, cosmetic and consumer products marketplace, was sold to publicly-traded CCL Industries (TSX:CCL), a global leader in specialty label and packaging solutions.

DAK worked closely with Sancoa to position the Company as an attractive acquisition opportunity to a broad range of strategic global targets. DAK leveraged Sancoa’s innovative use of technology, deep customer relationships and focused operating strategy to create a competitive auction process generating numerous expressions of interest.

As a worldwide leader in specialty label and packaging solutions, CCL viewed the acquisition of Sancoa as an opportunity to expand its U.S. operations while acquiring cutting edge R&D capabilities, valuable patents, new products and customer relationships.

Strato Inc. has acquired Eagle Bridge Machine & Tool Inc.

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Strato Inc., a leading manufacturing, development and engineering company serving the railroad and transit industries, has acquired Eagle Bridge Machine & Tool, Inc. is a precision production machining business specializing in the machining of large castings.

DAK worked with Strato throughout the acquisition process, considering many strategic options within the railroad industry to build on its hard-earned reputation and sales knowledge to increase revenue growth opportunities. Strato became part of a competitive bidding process and DAK advised Strato on its strategic acquisition through a Chapter 11 bankruptcy auction of Eagle Bridge Machine & Tool. Prior to the acquisition, Eagle Bridge had been a Stanwich Advisor’s portfolio company for 7 years.

Not only did this acquisition allow for Eagle Bridge to benefit from Strato’s greater financial and marketing resources but gave Strato the opportunity to reach new markets and acquired new business at a premium.

Retrotech, Inc. has been acquired by Savoye, a subsidiary of Groupe Legris

Retrotech, a leading North American privately held engineering services firm specializing in warehouse automation systems has been acquired by Savoye, a logistics systems subsidiary of Groupe Legris, a French-based $500 million diversified industrial company.

DAK led the process to identify a strategic fit, initiated the transaction and managed the acquisition to Savoye, a logistics systems subsidiary of Groupe Legris, that was seeking global expansion.

The acquisition marks a significant step in the global expansion strategy of Savoye. Savoye, the European leader in the design and integration of equipment, systems, and software for warehouses and logistic centers, will now offer enhanced global engineering solutions, in addition to gaining an established footprint in North America.

Biach Industries has been acquired by Actuant (NYSE: ATU)

Biach Industries, a leading designer and manufacturer of sophisticated bolt and stud tensioning products and services primarily to the nuclear power industry, has been acquired by Actuant (NYSE: ATU), a diversified industrial company with operations in more than 30 countries.

DAK led the process to identify a strategic fit, initiated the transaction to find an ideal partner for Biach. DAK highlighted Biach’s significant penetration within the domestic nuclear power industry with its systems and long-standing relationships with their customers.

This transaction allowed Actuant to add Biach to their diversified energy platform, broadening their product and service offering for the global nuclear power generation market. Its strong customer relationships, engineering expertise and customized products will further strengthen their market-leading joint integrity solutions for the global energy markets.

The C.J. Fox Company has been acquired by Seaboard Folding Box Corporation

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The C.J. Fox Company, a Providence, RI-based leading manufacturer of high-quality custom folding cartons, labels, tags and display cards, has been acquired by Seaboard Folding Box Corporation, a full-service provider of custom structural packaging with extensive design, pre-press, printing and finishing capabilities.

DAK advised C.J. Fox on the sale to Seaboard Folding Box Corp. The targeted process highlighted C.J. Fox’s strong relationships with a diversified base of customers and a proven track record of success.

The acquisition increased the manufacturing capabilities of C.J. Fox while adding key skilled employees.

CDR Systems Corporation has been acquired by Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE:HUBB)

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CDR Systems Corporation, North America’s leading independently-owned manufacturer of polymer concrete and fiberglass enclosures for the underground transmission and distribution systems of electric, gas and water utilities, cable television and telecommunications companies has been acquired by Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBB), an international manufacturer of products for a broad range of construction, industrial and utility applications.

DAK identified Hubbell as the right strategic partner for CDR to capitalize on the enormous growth opportunities in its end markets and advised CDR during the sale process.

This deal offered CDR significant benefits and synergies from its affiliation with Hubbell’s array of established brands for the utility and power industries. CDR’s long history in the electric utility, telecommunications and industrial markets will be strategically enhanced by Hubbell’s leadership position in these attractive segments domestically and internationally.

ISP Optics Corporation has acquired the Coating Assets of OptiCorp

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ISP Optics, a manufacturer of precision infrared optical components, acquired the coating assets of Opticorp, a provider of high-quality infrared optical coatings.
DAK served as an exclusive buy-side advisor to Diversified Systems, leading the negotiation, due diligence and ultimate closing of the transaction.

The acquisition of Opticorp opens new strategic venues for ISP Optics and enhance product offering to customers. The combined experience in optical fabrication, diamond turning, and optical coatings will allow ISP Optics to provide a streamlined experience for our customers, allowing them to provide quality and performance in less time.

Stokvis Tapes Group (Gilde Buy Out Partners) has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW)

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An international supplier of more than 3500 specialty self-adhesive tape and foam products, Stokvis Tapes Group, has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), a Fortune 500 company with diversified manufacturing operations in 52 countries.

DAK advised Gilde Buy Out Partners, a European Private Equity Group, on the sale of Stokvis to ITW. They capitalized on Stokvis’ facilities throughout Europe and Asia, and their ability to provide manufacturers throughout the world with top-quality bonding, sealing, shielding, masking, insulating and packaging solutions.

The acquisition allowed for Stokvis to supply their products on a global basis on a truly global basis and offered ITW global platform for addressing the expanding worldwide revenue opportunity in die-cut adhesives.

Neptune Chemical Pump Company, Inc. has been acquired by Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV)

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Neptune Chemical Pump Company, of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical metering pumps and accessories used in process and agricultural industries, has been acquired by Dover Corporation (NYSE:DOV), a diversified manufacturer of industrial products and components.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for Neptune, garnering several offers. DAK positioned the Neptune as a scalable platform in a fragmented market with a well-rounded product line in various attractive, complex vertical markets and a history of strategic acquisitions.

The acquisition complements and broadens Dover’s Pump Solutions Group existing pump portfolio while offering strong synergy opportunities and expands our presence in attractive end markets. Dover plans to grow Neptune by leveraging their product offering through PSG’s extensive network of distributors and suppliers worldwide.

M&C Specialties, Inc. has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE: ITW)

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M&C Specialties, Inc., a manufacturer of die-cut adhesive components for performance-critical solutions in cell phones, PDA’s and other handheld devices, has been acquired by Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), a Fortune 200 company that produces engineered fasteners and components, equipment and consumable systems and specialty products.

Advised M&C Specialties on the sale to Illinois Tool Works (NYSE:ITW), a company with a market capitalization of $50+ billion and revenues of $14+ billion. DAK led a competitive process and highlighted the M&C’s diversified customer base, critical applications for a wide array of products and an established leadership position in a growing market fueled by worldwide demand for adhesive components.

The acquisition enabled M&C to grow beyond its existing capabilities by leveraging the support and resources of ITW, including 750+ diversified manufacturing businesses in 49 countries.

Discount Packaging Corp. has entered into a long-term strategic alliance with CSI Core Specialties

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Discount Packaging Corp., a Newark, NJ company that recuts, converts and recycles used paper tubes and cores for use in the printing and plastics industries has entered into a long term strategic alliance with CSI Core Specialties Inc., St. Laurent, Canada, the leading Canadian recycler and manufacturer of cores and tubes.

Within a short timeframe, DAK evaluated strategic alternatives and led a very brief but intense search to find an ideal partner for our client, resulting in a long-term strategic alliance with CSI Core Specialties.

Emabond Solutions, LLC has acquired the Emabond product assembly business of Ashland, Inc. (NYSE: ASH) in a management buyout

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Emabond Solutions, LLC, a manufacturer of a line of high strength joining solutions for thermoplastic parts, has acquired the Emabond product assembly business of Ashland, Inc., an American chemical company that operates in more than 100 countries.

DAK acted as a financial advisor to Emabond during its management buyout from Ashland, Inc. as well as secured senior and subordinated debt to finance the transaction.

This acquisition allowed Emabond access to Ashland’s innovative technology capabilities that allowed their business to expand into new markets and offer our customers significant productivity improvements.

General Industrial Diamond Company, Inc. has been acquired by 3M (NYSE:MMM)

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General Industrial Diamond Company is a leading designer and manufacturer of superior performance superabrasive diamond and CBN products, which enhance the productivity and competitive capabilities of its customers. It has been a leader in the superabrasives industry for over 40 years.

DAK advised in GIDCO’s acquisition of a division of Diamant Boart in order to further expand their product lines. After working with DAK during this acquisition, they engaged DAK again to launch a competitive sell-side process.

GIDCO was acquired by 3M (NYSE: MMM), the publicly traded diversified technology and manufacturing company. DAK positioned GIDCO to showcase their extensive product variety, and 3M acquired them to obtain additional products and for strong manufacturer relationships. The combination of 3M’s technology and global presence with GIDCO’s strong product offering enables sales synergies and positions 3M as the premier source of engineered grinding and finishing solutions.

Advanced Burner Technologies has been acquired by Siemens (NYSE:SI)

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Advanced Burner Technologies, Inc., known globally for its highly effective low NOx burners and combustion modifications for pulverized coal-fired steam generators has been acquired by Siemens, one of the four sectors Siemens, Siemens Power Generation Group (PG), a Siemens AG (NYSE: SI) company in the international power generation sector generating approximately €8.1 billion in revenues.

Advanced Burner Technologies, Inc. (ABT), known globally for its highly effective low NOx burners and combustion modifications for pulverized coal-fired steam generators, was particularly attractive to Siemens in order to help them expand upon their environmental care business strategy. ABT was one of several acquisitions aimed to expand Siemens’ offering of for cleaner, more efficient power generation products and services.

This acquisition allowed joint customers to simplify their business and have a single point of contact for many of their plant operations and maintenance services, including the effective integration of service for their turbines, fuel combustion equipment and air emissions control technologies.

Fluid Dynamics of Neptune Chemical Pump Company has acquired the Semblex Division Severn Trent Water Purification, Inc.

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Fluid Dynamics, a subsidiary of Neptune Chemical Pump Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical metering pumps and accessories, has acquired Semblex Polymax, the liquid and dry polymer preparation systems from Severn Trent Services, one of Britain’s largest water companies.

DAK advised Neptune Chemical in its highly strategic acquisition of the Semblex Division of Severn Trent. This was the second acquisition that Neptune Chemical made in order to broaden their product line.

Combining the product lines of Fluid Dynamics and Semblex allows Neptune to offer the widest range of polymer blending and chemical metering systems in the industry, further strengthening our position in the municipal water and wastewater treatment market.

Milton Paper Company, Inc. has been acquired by Frank Parsons Paper Company, Inc.

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Milton Paper Company, Inc., a Northeast distributor of premium paper, envelopes and related products to the graphics arts industry, has been acquired by Frank Parsons Paper Company, Inc., the largest 100% employee-owned paper merchant in the United States.

DAK initiated and managed the divestiture process for Milton Paper that yielded several credible offers. DAK positioned the company to highlight their diverse and loyal customer base and their strong management team.

USSC Group and Freedman Seating Company have combined certain assets of their passenger seal divisions to form 4ONE, LLC

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USSC Group, a designer and manufacturer of ergonomic seating systems for heavy-duty transportation vehicles and Freedman Seating Company, a leading supplier of passenger seats and driver seats, for buses, trains, boats and more, have combined certain assets to form 4 ONE.

DAK advised USSC on the design and negotiation of a joint venture with Freedman Seating Company.

This joint venture will allow 4ONE to combine the extensive capabilities of its partners, including in excess of one million square feet of worldwide manufacturing capacity. USSC’s innovative, 21st-century designs and dedicated sales and service staff is complemented by Freedman’s proven manufacturing capabilities and products. 4ONE offers the North American market a full product range and the capacity to meet all customer requirements.

The Blackard Group has acquired PBC – Flexible Packaging, LLC from Palm Beach Capital Partners

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The Blackard Group, a manufacturer of flexible bags and pouches for the nutritional and food industries, has acquired PBC Flexible Packaging, LLC, a premier flexible packaging manufacturer, from Palm Beach Capital Partners, a Florida based Private Equity Firm.

DAK advised private equity firm Palm Beach Capital on the divestiture of portfolio company PBC Flexible Packaging to Texas-based The Blackard Group.

Universal Folding Box Company has been acquired by The Standard Group from Palm Beach Capital

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Universal Folding Box, a manufacturer of quality, custom made folding cartons, has been acquired by The Standard Group, a premier print management and marketing logistics company, from Palm Beach Capital.

DAK advised Palm Beach Capital Partners on the sale of Universal to Standard Folding Carton division.

Steel Craft Industries has been acquired by ALP Lighting Components, Inc.

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Steel Craft Industries, the country’s largest manufacturer of unwired fluorescent lighting fixture assemblies has been acquired by A.L.P. Lighting Components, Inc., a leading privately-held manufacturer of lighting components.

Prior to the acquisition, ALP represented Steel Craft to the lighting industry for nearly five decades. Steel Craft came to DAK with an offer from ALP, and DAK advised them through the sale process.

With the combined strengths of the two companies, their customers will be able to enjoy improved service and better regional access to the product. The transaction will also put them in a better position to respond to the competitive pressures of today’s marketplace and manage the escalating costs of raw materials.

Neptune Chemical Pump Company has acquired Fluid Dynamics dynaBLEND

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Neptune Chemical Pump Company, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of chemical metering pumps and accessories, has acquired Fluid Dynamics dynaBLEND™, the first company to offer a standardized line of dry polymer blending systems to the wastewater treatment industry.

DAK advised Neptune on the highly strategic acquisition of Fluid Dynamics dynaBLEND™. Neptune chose to acquire Fluid dynamics as a scalable platform in a fragmented market in various attractive and complex vertical markets.

The acquisition of Fluid Dynamics’ dynaBLEND™ technology gave Neptune a complete package of chemical and polymer feed systems to offer to its customers.

United Steel Products has been acquired by Excel Mining Systems

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United Steel Products, a premier manufacturer and distributor of steel storage rack, offering a complete line of products accommodating virtually all storage requirements, has been acquired by Excel Mining Systems, a privately held manufacturer of equipment utilized in the mining industry.

DAK advised United Steel on the sale to Excel Mining Systems. DAK positioned United Steel during the sale process to highlight their large amount of accounts with big-box retailers and their rapidly expanding product market.

Excel Storage Products, Inc. will share their expertise in supply chain operations, world-class solutions and customer service to make United Steel Products’ the best choice for storage racks.

Endot Industries, Inc. has acquired the certain assets of Dura-Line Corporation, a subsidiary of Emerson Bechic Co. (NYSE: EMR)

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Endot Industries, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-quality plastic pipe and tubing products, has acquired the certain assets of Dura-Line Corporation, a manufacturer and distributor of communication and energy infrastructure products and a subsidiary of Emerson Bechic Co. (NYSE: EMR).

DAK advised Endot through their strategic acquisition of Dura-Line.

The acquisition of the Pryor, OK facility allows Endot to expand their production in a modern facility, more efficiently service their customers and allows them a new geographic market. Endot emerged as a significant force in the industry as a result of its versatility, responsiveness and ability to innovate.

Linear Dynamics has been acquired by Lafarge Applications Routieres, a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group of Paris, France

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A United States leader in products and equipment for road marking, Linear Dynamics, was acquired by Lafarge Applications Routieres, a subsidiary of the Lafarge Group. Lafarge, S.A., the publicly traded parent (listed on the Paris Bourse) is a world leader in construction materials, holding top-ranking positions in all six of its core businesses: cement, concrete, aggregates, roofing, gypsum and specialty products.

DAK acted as the financial advisor to Linear for the highly strategic sale to Lafarge Applications Routieres. Linear Dynamic was a particularly attractive asset due to its long-term relationships with clients that were located in every U.S. state.

General Industrial Diamond Company has acquired Diamant Boart Investments, Inc. Mechanical Industries

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General Industrial Diamond Company is a leading designer and manufacturer of superior performance superabrasive diamond and CBN products, which enhance the productivity and competitive capabilities of its customers. It has been a leader in the superabrasives industry for over 40 years.

DAK advised in GIDCO’s acquisition of a division of Diamant Boart in order to further expand their product lines. After working with DAK during this acquisition, they engaged DAK again to launch a competitive sell-side process.

GIDCO was acquired by 3M (NYSE: MMM), the publicly traded diversified technology and manufacturing company. DAK positioned GIDCO to showcase their extensive product variety, and 3M acquired them to obtain additional products and for strong manufacturer relationships. The combination of 3M’s technology and global presence with GIDCO’s strong product offering enables sales synergies and positions 3M as the premier source of engineered grinding and finishing solutions.

VCI – Emergency Vehicle Specialists recapitalized by Tightrope Capital & NewSpring Capital

VCI is the preeminent full lifecycle sales and service provider of emergency ambulance solutions to first aid squads, EMS organizations, fire departments, hospital organizations, municipalities, and private medical transport companies in the Mid-Atlantic Region. VCI was recapitalized by private equity firms Tightrope Capital Partners and NewSpring Capital.

DAK led a competitive, sell-side process for VCI, generating multiple offers from a wide range of strategic buyers and financial sponsors. By positioning the combination of VCI’s market leadership position, comprehensive services offering, strong manufacturer relationships, and robust backlog, DAK achieved an outstanding outcome for the company’s shareholders.

The acquisition provides the shareholders of VCI an opportunity to accelerate its growth strategy by expanding its core ambulance business, building out the value-added segments of conversions and remounts, implementing operational improvements, and pursuing acquisitions with the help of its new partners. Tightrope and NewSpring have an opportunity to leverage VCI’s strong management team and operating platform to build a multi-regional player in emergency ambulance solutions.

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