January 5, 2021

Baird’s Business Owner Solutions (“BOS”) team is pleased to announce that it advised American Holt Corporation (“American Holt”) on its recent acquisition by Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”). American Holt is a technology-enabled provider of high-quality aftermarket replacement parts for production and processing machinery used in several high-throughput manufacturing environments. It specializes in parts supporting the food and beverage, paper converting, material handling, and warehousing manufacturing processes.

After meeting with American Holt’s Founder and CEO, Jon Levy and discussing his goals and objectives, Baird BOS recommended and led a targeted auction process to a select group of credible, motivated financial and strategic buyers. Arcline proved to be the best partner, empowering existing management and employees, and providing a pathway to new growth initiatives.

Regarding the transaction, Jon Levy said, "I look forward to partnering with Arcline to accelerate future growth while continuing to support our customers with quality, consistency, and reliability."

Arcline commented, "Jon and the American Holt team have built a reputation for market-leading solutions while supporting customers in high-throughput environments. We are excited to partner with management to help them achieve continued success."


Baird’s Business Owner Solutions team advises lower middle-market and emerging growth companies and their owners on business transition, valuation, and M&A transactions.