Sale to Sentinel Capital Partners

Industrial
Sale to Sentinel Capital Partners

Summary

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to ECM Industries on this transaction

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ECM Industries (“ECM” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Genstar Capital (“Genstar”), was recently acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners (“Sentinel”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ECM is a provider of tools and consumables for electrical and harsh environment applications. The Company’s products serve residential repair and remodel, commercial MRO, landscaping / irrigation and other similar markets and are used by both professionals and D-I-Y users. ECM offers over 3,000 SKUs across diverse applications and goes to market through its portfolio of respected brands, including Gardner Bender, King Innovation, Bergen and others. The Company is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

Genstar Capital is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for over 30 years. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. Genstar currently has approximately $17 billion of assets under management and targets investments focused on targeted segments of the financial services, healthcare, industrial technology and software industries. Genstar is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

Sentinel is one of the nation's leading lower midmarket private equity firms. Sentinel invests in management buyouts, acquisitions of family businesses, corporate divestitures, industry consolidations and going-private transactions in the United States and Canada. Sentinel also invests in special situations, including balance sheet restructurings and operational turnarounds. Sentinel forges partnerships with talented management teams who want to be owners of the companies they operate. Based in New York, New York, Sentinel has raised approximately $5.2 billion of capital since inception.
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Industrial
Sale to Sentinel Capital Partners
Date
December 2019
Company
ECM Industries
Transaction
M&A
Sectors
Industrial
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America

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