Sale to WEG S.A.

Industrial
Sale to WEG S.A.

Summary

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Bluffton Motor Works LLC on this transaction

About

Bluffton Motor Works LLC (“Bluffton” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of CapitalWorks, LLC (“CapitalWorks”), was recently acquired by WEG S.A. (“WEG”) (BM&F BOVESPA: WEGE3). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bluffton is a leading manufacturer of sub-five horsepower motors that power a wide variety of applications throughout the world. Industries served include food & beverage processing, industrial and commercial equipment manufacturers, pumps and ventilation, among others. The Company is headquartered in Bluffton, Indiana.

Founded in 1999, CapitalWorks is a Midwestern and family-focused private equity firm that encourages knowledgeable investors to partner with it in finding, vetting and owning companies. CapitalWorks acquires lower middle-market companies in the manufacturing, aerospace and specialty chemical industries. CapitalWorks is headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.

Founded in 1961, WEG is one of the world’s largest manufacturers of electric-electronic equipment. WEG has manufacturing units in 11 countries and is present in more than 100 countries, servicing all industrial segments. WEG is headquartered in Jaraguá do Sul, Brazil.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Joe Packee +1 (414) 298-7644
Tom Coburn +1 (312) 609-2545
Nick Sealy +44 (207) 667-8370
Satoshi Matsumoto +1 (646) 557-3201
Thomas Fetzer +49 (691) 301-4920
Michael Wolff +49 (691) 301-4949
Industrial
Sale to WEG S.A.
Date
March 2016
Company
Bluffton Motor Works LLC
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Industrial
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
Other

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