Sale to WEG S.A.
Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Bluffton Motor Works LLC on this transaction
AboutBluffton 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.
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- March 2016
- Bluffton Motor Works LLC
- Target Location
- North America
- Acquiror Location