Bain Capital Acquires Harrington


Bain Capital acquisition of Harrington, a portfolio company of Nautic


Bain Capital Private Equity (“Bain Capital”) has acquired Harrington Process Solutions (“Harrington” or the “Company"), a portfolio company of Nautic Partners ("Nautic"). Harrington will continue to operate as a standalone company and be led by its current management team. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions.

Baird served as lead financial advisor to Bain Capital on this transaction.


Bain Capital Private Equity has a long history of investments in specialty distribution and is one of the most active investors in the sector both in the U.S. and globally. The firm’s relevant global experience includes investments in US LBM, Imperial Dade, Dealer Tire, PartsSource, Diversey, HD Supply Holdings, Inc., Autodistribution, Brenntag and IMCD. Bain Capital is headquartered in Boston, Massachusetts.

Founded in 1959, Harrington is a leading distributor of piping and other engineered fluid process products for corrosive and high-purity applications. The Company specializes in a variety of highly technical applications and products across categories including filtration, pumps, tanks, valves, and instrumentation. With over 60 locations across the United States, Harrington provides solutions to vendors in a wide array of critical industries, including semiconductors, water and wastewater management, chemicals, manufacturing, life sciences, and food and beverage processing. Harrington is headquartered in Chino, California.

Nautic Partners is a Providence, Rhode Island-based, middle-market private equity firm that focuses its expertise and market knowledge on three sectors: Healthcare, Industrials, and Services. Nautic has completed over 155 platform transactions throughout its 37-year history. In pursing its thematic and proactive investment strategy, Nautic seeks to partner with executives and management teams in an effort to accelerate the growth trajectory of its portfolio companies via acquisitions, targeted operating initiatives, and increased management team depth.

Bain Capital acquisition of Harrington, a portfolio company of Nautic

October 2023
Bain Capital Private Equity
M&A - Buyside
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America