Here's the Deal
Baird's Investment Banking Group is pleased to announce the following transaction:
FCX Performance, Inc.
Sale to Sterling Investment Partners
Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to FCX Performance, Inc.
FCX Performance, Inc. ("FCX" or the "Company"), owned by its founder Charles M. Simon and an affiliate of Columbus, Ohio-based Stonehenge Partners, Inc., recently completed its merger with an affiliate of Sterling Investment Partners ("Sterling").
FCX is a leading specialty flow control distributor and solutions provider in the United States, delivering technical solutions for mission critical valve, actuation and process instrumentation applications. FCX serves over 50,000 customers across highly diverse, growing end markets, including the chemical, food and beverage, personal care, pharmaceutical, power generation, pulp and paper, petroleum and steel industries, as well as original equipment manufacturers. FCX provides “total solutions” through a broad inventory of over 60,000 complementary products and components from approximately 2,000 leading vendors sold through a highly-trained technical sales staff. FCX serves 26 Midwestern and Eastern states through three distribution centers and 15 branch locations.
Sterling invests in companies with significant competitive strengths and growth potential, and has completed investments, strategic or add-on acquisitions, and liquidity events with an aggregate transaction value of approximately $8.0 billion, representing over 75 transactions. Sterling maintains a broad industry focus, including professional and business services, manufacturing, transportation and logistics, retail and technology-related businesses.