Tom Pogacnik & Daniel Officer Recognized as Winners of Emerging Leader Awards From The M&A Advisor

New York, NY (April 19, 2016) – Sperry Mitchell is proud to announce that Tom Pogacnik and Daniel Officer have both been recognized by the M&A Advisor as winners of The 7th Annual Emerging Leader Award. They were chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a large pool of nominees by an independent judging panel of distinguished business leaders.

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We are honored and proud to announce that both Tom Pogacnik and Daniel Officer have been chosen as recipients of  M&A Advisor’s 7th Annual Emerging Leader Award. Tom and Daniel are significant contributors to Sperry Mitchell’s success. They are both gifted dealmakers and important members of our team.” -Paul Sperry

 

Tom Pogacnik has nearly 20 years of M&A experience and is primarily focused on originating and evaluating potential clients, as well as marketing and executing deals across a variety of industry sectors, including industrial manufacturing, business services, and consumer goods.

Prior to joining Sperry Mitchell, Tom was a Vice President at Johnsen, Fretty & Company, a leading boutique investment banking firm serving the media and communications industry. While at Johnsen Fretty, Tom specialized in mergers & acquisitions, capital raising, and valuations, having successfully completed 35 deals.

Tom earned a B.A. from Gettysburg College.

 

Daniel Officer is primarily focused on marketing and executing deals. Dan has transaction experience in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, chemicals, distribution, packaging, business services, energy, and consumer products.

Dan was chosen as the Dealmaker of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth in 2015 and Dealmaker of the Year by Finance Monthly in 2014. Dan is an active member of the Investment Banking Committee for the New York Chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth.

Previously, he worked for the Corporate Finance team at Greenwich Associates, a global provider of strategic consulting and research services for the financial services industry. Dan is passionate about educational equity and is actively involved with Teach for  America, where he serves on the Young Professionals Committee.

Dan earned a B.A. with honors from Dickinson College.

 

Below are pictures of Tom and Dan receiving their Emerging Leader Awards at the Gala which was held at The New York Athletic Club on Friday, June 10th of 2016.

Sperry Mitchell Advises Advanced Precision on its Sale to ARCH Global Precision

API-Tombstone-450x574New York, NY (March 9, 2016) – Advanced Precision Inc. (“Advanced Precision” or the “Company”) of Sparta, NJ has been acquired by ARCH Global Precision LLC of Livonia, MI, a portfolio company of Strength Capital Partners. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Advanced Precision.

Advanced Precision Inc. (www.advancedprecision.com)  is a leading high-precision contract manufacturer of medical instruments, devices, and implants for the orthopedic market. The Company fulfills prototype and low-volume short-run orders of specialty medical devices requiring extremely tight tolerances, and provides a wide range of design, development, and precision manufacturing services, including EDM, CNC milling, CNC turning, grinding, welding, cutting, rapid prototyping, assembly, and finishing.

ARCH Global Precision LLC (www.archglobalprecision.com) is a leading manufacturer of precision machined components and industrial cutting tools and instruments.

Strength Capital Partners (www.strengthcapital.com) is a Birmingham, Michigan-based private equity firm that invests in businesses with $4 million to $20 million in EBITDA, with a primary focus on platform companies in the Central United States.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. is an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market merger and acquisition advisory services. Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $500 million.

 

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Itran Precision Rubber on its Sale to Acme Machell

New York, NY (March 15, 2016) Axil Corporation d/b/a Itran Precision Rubber (“Itran” or the “Company”) of South Plainfield, NJ has been acquired by Acme Machell Company, Inc. of Waukesha, WI. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Itran. 

Itran Precision Rubber (www.itranrubber.com) is a manufacturer of custom molded rubber products. The Company specializes in niche, low-volume components with unusual or complex manufacturing requirements. Itran’s portfolio of end-to-end services includes new product design assistance and engineering, in-house tooling, prototyping, and custom formulation, injection and compression molding, rubber-to-metal bonding, and specialized finishing and assembly. Key end markets include fluid handling, recreational marine, aerospace and defense, and electrical.

Acme Machell Company, Inc. (www.acmemachell.com) is a manufacturer of custom molded rubber products such as boots, grommets, seals, and other highly-engineered components. Specializations include material development, tooling design, insert molding, overmolding, and value-added assembly.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market merger and acquisition advisory services.  Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $500 million.

Sperry Mitchell is Pleased to Announce the Promotion of Daniel Officer

Sperry, Mitchell & Company is pleased to announce the promotion of Daniel Officer to Director.

Since joining our firm, Dan has successfully initiated and closed numerous transactions across a variety of inDan1-200x300dustries, including manufacturing, chemicals, distribution, packaging, business services, energy, and consumer products.

Select transaction highlights include: the sale of Acetylene Oxygen Company, the largest independent distributor of industrial gases in South Texas, to Praxair Inc. (NYSE:PX); the sale of ALEX Toys, a leading designer and producer of toys and children’s lifestyle products, to Propel Equity Partners; the sale of Cue & Case Sales, Inc., a leading designer and distributor of billiard products & accessories, to Escalade Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA); the recapitalization of Griswold Corporation, a leading manufacturer of open-cell rubber and urethane foam products, by Strait Lane Capital Partners; the recapitalization of Jansy Packaging, a leading provider of specialty packaging solutions for branded consumer products, by Eureka Growth Capital; and the sale of Litecontrol Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural interior lighting fixtures, to Hubbell, Inc. (NYSE:HUB.B).

In 2015, Dan was recognized as Dealmaker of the Year by the New York chapter of the Association for Corporate Growth (“ACG”).

Dan graduated with honors from Dickinson College with a B.A. in Economics.

Sperry Mitchell Advises Green Creative on its Recapitalization in partnership with Fulton Capital and Merit Capital Partners

Green Creative TombstoneNew York, NY GREEN CREATIVE LLC of South San Francisco, CA and GREEN CREATIVE LTD of Hong Kong (collectively, “GREEN CREATIVE” or the “Company”) have been recapitalized by Fulton Capital of Northbrook, IL and Merit Capital Partners of Chicago, IL. GREEN CREATIVE’s management team will retain a substantial equity stake going forward. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to GREEN CREATIVE.

Green Creative (www.gc-lighting.com) is a leading developer and manufacturer of innovative light-emitting diode (“LED”) lighting for the Commercial, Industrial, and Specification markets. The Company offers a comprehensive line of LED lighting solutions, which has been widely recognized for category-leading design and performance, and has been adopted by many of the world’s leading commercial retailers and hospitality chains. Green Creative LTD, with operations in Hong Kong and Shanghai, oversees research & development, sourcing, manufacturing, packaging and marketing of the Company products. Green Creative LLC, headquartered in South San Francisco, CA, manages product sales and distribution in North America. The Company was founded in 2010 by Mr. Cole Zucker and Mr. Guillaume Vidal.

Fulton Capital (www.fulton-capital.com) is a private equity firm specializing in the acquisition of market-leading mid-sized companies. Fulton works closely with management teams at the strategic and operational levels to grow businesses into industry-leading companies through a combination of internal growth initiatives and strategic acquisitions.

Merit Capital Partners (www.meritcapital.com) is a private equity firm managing $1.7 billion of capital across five limited partnership. Merit invests in high-quality, established businesses with a goal of working with committed owners and strong managers to increase enterprise values. Merit typically invests with management teams and independent sponsors in recapitalizations, acquisitions, management buyouts, and internal expansions.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in middle-market merger and acquisition advisory services. Since the firm’s founding in 1986, Sperry Mitchell has completed over 300 transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $450 million.