Sale to Bertram Capital
Baird served as financial advisor to Flow Control Group on this transaction
AboutFlow Control Group (“FCG” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of AEA Investors SBF, has been acquired by Bertram Capital. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
FCG is a leading independent specialty flow control and fluid handling distribution platform in North America connecting more than 10,000 customers and 2,000 suppliers. With 47 locations across the United States and Canada, FCG is well-positioned to serve the evolving needs of a market driven by technical sales and service relationships. The Company was founded in 2014 and has completed 18 acquisitions since inception. FCG is based in Charlotte, North Carolina.
AEA Investors LP was founded in 1968 and actively manages approximately $11 billion of invested and committed capital. With offices in New York, Stamford, London, Munich and Shanghai, the firm focuses on investing in companies in the consumer products / retail, industrial, specialty chemicals and related services sectors. The AEA Small Business Private Equity team is a strategy that currently manages nearly $1 billion of invested and committed capital. The small business team seeks to help grow and transform companies by sponsoring growing companies with proven management teams and superior business models.
Bertram Capital is a private equity firm with over $1.4 billion in committed capital targeting investments in lower middle market companies. In addition to supplying strategic growth capital, Bertram Capital leverages proprietary processes and services, Bertram High-5^SM and Bertram Labs, to empower its portfolio companies to unlock their full potential. The Bertram High-5^SM is an operationally-focused value creation strategy, which includes supporting management, implementing operational initiatives, acquiring complementary businesses, enhancing sales and marketing efforts, leveraging technology and IP. The cornerstone of this strategy is Bertram Labs, its in-house technology team, which drives growth and value through digital marketing, e-commerce, big data and analytics, application development and internal and external platform optimization. Bertram Capital is based in San Mateo, California.
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- January 2019
- Flow Control Group
- Target Location
- North America
- Acquiror Location
- North America