Baird Advises Hy-Bon Engineering on Sale to Regal Beloit Corporation

Transaction underscores Baird's strong track record in the oil & gas sector

Milwaukee, Feb. 11, 2014

Today’s announcement that Hy-Bon Engineering Company (“Hy-Bon”), a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners L.L.C., has been acquired by Regal Beloit Corporation (RBC) marks another successful oil & gas transaction for Baird, an employee-owned, international financial services firm. Hy-Bon is an industry leader in providing vent gas management solutions for oil & gas customers, including vapor recovery units that capture and monetize valuable gas streams that include harmful volatile organic compounds (“VOCs”) and greenhouse gas emissions.

Baird acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Hy-Bon on the transaction. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Baird’s deal team was led by Joe Packee, Managing Director, who said, “As the U.S. expands its energy production, there is a need to implement products and services that capture – and ideally, re-use – the gases that are discharged as a part of this production and related storage. With an increased focus on the economic benefits and the environmental and safety matters surrounding our country’s growing oil production capabilities, solutions provided by Hy-Bon are of great importance.”

The transaction underscores Baird’s strong track record in the oil & gas sector in both the U.S. and Europe. Recent sector deals include: Stream AS sale to MRC Global, Engineered Controls International, LLC sale to Windjammer Capital Investors and CITIC Capital Partners, Vector Technology Group sale to Freudenberg Group, and PMC Group AB's Norwegian subsidiary, Servi, to Ferd, among others. Additionally, from 2011 to 2013, Baird has closed or announced over 30 oil & gas M&A assignments, representing approximately $10 billion in deal value.

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