Sperry Mitchell Advises OCP Group, Inc. in its sale to Interplex Holdings

New York, NY (December 28, 2020)OCP Group, Inc. (“OCP”) of San Diego, CA, a leading designer and manufacturer of complex custom connectors and cable assemblies, has been acquired by Interplex Holdings (“Interplex”) of Singapore. Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to OCP.

“OCP is very excited to become a part of the Interplex family,” said Treacy Sommer, General Manager and shareholder of OCP. “By joining Interplex, we will be a part of a global team that offers responsive and technical expertise to top-tier OEMs in the Medical, Life Sciences, Automotive, Data Center and Industrial markets.”

“OCP has a solid track record of over 30 years in the design and manufacturing of highly-reliable custom connectors and cable assemblies for key major OEMs. The acquisition of OCP is a strategic investment in expanding Interplex’s fast-growing Medical & Life Sciences product portfolio. They also bring valuable opportunities in specialized sensors, as well as harsh environment applications,” said Alessandro Perrotta, CEO of Interplex.

OCP Group, Inc. (www.ocp.com) is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly-reliable custom connectors and cable assemblies, serving as a trusted partner to OEMs in the automation, medical, life sciences, and robotic sectors. OCP has been an Inc. 5000 Fastest Growing Private Company for the last 3 years and has over 30 years of experience providing flexible interconnect solutions.

Interplex Holdings (www.interplex.com) is the world’s leading designer and manufacturer of customized, high-precision interconnect solutions. Headquartered in Singapore, Interplex has established a leading position in key fast-growing markets, such as the Electronification of Cars, Autonomous Driving, Medical & Life Sciences and Data Centers. Interplex’s global footprint spans 25+ locations across 13 countries.

Sperry Mitchell (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in sell-side, 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.

Article by Beatrice Mitchell Published in Mergers & Acquisitions Magazine: “Right Time to Sell”

Mergers & Acquisitions magazine recently published an article written by Beatrice Mitchell, entitled “Right Time to Sell, Before Taxes Go Up”. In each of the past four years, Beatrice Mitchell has been recognized as one of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A by Mergers & Acquisitions.

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Kencor Elevator in its Recapitalization by Arcline Investment Management

New York, NY (September 22, 2020) –  Kencor Elevator Systems, Inc. (“Kencor Elevator”) of West Chester, PA has been recapitalized by Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”) of San Francisco, CA. Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Kencor Elevator.

Karen Kennedy, CEO of Kencor Elevator and daughter of founder Richard Kennedy, said, “We are a company committed to quality and customer service. Our people are our greatest asset, contributing to our core values of safety, integrity, respect, dedication, and education. This investment will provide them with opportunities for further growth and development.”

Commenting on behalf of Arcline, C. Mark Boelhouwer stated, “Kencor Elevator is highly regarded as a business, with a strong reputation for exceptional customer service. The addition of the Company to Arcline’s elevator services portfolio significantly expands our regional coverage, and perfectly complements our other portfolio companies, in particular Jersey Elevator (Aberdeen, NJ), and D&D Elevator (Elmsford, NY).”

Kencor Elevator (www.kencorelevator.com) provides elevator maintenance, repair, modernization, and new construction services in the Mid-Atlantic region. Kencor Elevator’s mission is to promote the safe and efficient operation of vertical transportation systems through the professional and timely delivery of construction, maintenance and repair services by an educated and experienced workforce.

Arcline Investment Management (www.arcline.com) is a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in committed capital, investing in niche, market-leading companies with a declared passion for growth. Arcline approaches investment from multiple perspectives, but with a single vision – to identify and unlock the breakout potential in their portfolio companies. Some of Arcline’s primary interest areas include Industrial Technology, Specialty Materials, Aerospace & Defense, Personal Care, Medical Products and Life Sciences.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in sell-side, 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 $450 million.

Sperry Mitchell Advises D&D Elevator in its Recapitalization by Arcline Investment Management

New York, NY (September 9, 2020)D&D Elevator Maintenance, Inc. (“D&D Elevator”) of Elmsford, NY has been recapitalized by Arcline Investment Management (“Arcline”) of San Francisco, CA. Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to D&D Elevator.

Bobby Schaeffer, CEO and President of D&D Elevator, said, “We have achieved a sustained period of robust growth, which requires substantial resources to ensure we can continue to provide high-quality service to our customers. This significant investment provides us with necessary, long-term stability and the backing to continue our success story.”

Arcline commented, “D&D Elevator is widely recognized for its quality of service and has a legacy of long-term relationships built on the highest levels of customer satisfaction. We are delighted to welcome the Company to our expanding elevator services portfolio, and look forward to supporting its continued growth through additional investments in technology and complementary acquisitions.”

D&D Elevator (www.ddelevator.com) is a leading independent provider of elevator maintenance, repair, modernization, and new installation services in the greater New York City area. Founded in 1981, the company has a legacy of long-term relationships built on the highest levels of customer service and reinforced by its team of professional technicians.

Arcline Investment Management (www.arcline.com) is a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in committed capital, investing in niche, market-leading companies with a declared passion for growth. Arcline approaches investment from multiple perspectives, but with a single vision – to identify and unlock the breakout potential in their portfolio companies. Some of Arcline’s primary interest areas include Industrial Technology, Specialty Materials, Aerospace & Defense, Personal Care, Medical Products and Life Sciences.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in sell-side, 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 $450 million.

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Beatrice Mitchell Featured in Brown Brothers Harriman’s Women & Wealth Magazine

Brown Brothers Harriman’s Women & Wealth Magazine has featured Beatrice Mitchell as one of 20 Women to Watch in 2020. In this article, they feature 20 inspiring women and share how 2020 is set to be a pivotal year in their professional journeys. They also spotlight a few examples of their extraordinary work in response to the current global pandemic.

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Beatrice Mitchell Has Been Recognized as One of the Top U.S.A. Women Dealmakers

Global M&A Network has recognized Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Top U.S.A Women Dealmakers. The annual award honors and profiles the most accomplished women dealmakers from the United States transactional community.  This year, Beatrice was one of eighteen who won the coveted “Golden Woman” accolade at the recognition ceremony in Washington, D.C.

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Philip Dytko Promoted to Senior Associate

We are pleased to announce the promotion of Philip Dytko to Senior Associate.

 

 

Philip Dytko, Senior Associate

B.A. Dartmouth College

Philip Dytko is responsible for company, transaction, and market analysis for potential and current clients, as well as supporting the overall sale process. Prior to joining Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Philip worked for Brookwood Financial Partners in its Real Estate Investment and Marketing Divisions and for Nvest Financial Group, where he provided wealth management services. Philip graduated from Dartmouth College with a combined degree in Economics and Psychology.

 

Sperry Mitchell Advises Millrock Technology in its Recapitalization by Intuitis and JMC Investment

New York, NY – Millrock Technology, Inc.  (“Millrock”) of Kingston, NY, a developer of  freeze-dryers designed specifically for the pharmaceutical and biotech drug industries, has been recapitalized by Intuitis (“Intuitis”) of Rye, NY and JMC Investment LLC (“JMC”) of  New York, NY. Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Millrock. T.N. Thompson, Founder of Millrock, will continue as Chief Executive Officer and remains a significant shareholder alongside Intuitis and JMC in the new equity structure.

T.N. Thompson, Founder and CEO of Millrock, said, “I am delighted to welcome high quality partners like Intuitis and JMC as new shareholders  and  board members. Their teams’ experience and aligned cultures bring new energy to support our growth and success. Our industry is booming, and with our continued focus on engineering and service, we are extremely well positioned to meet our customers’ growing needs and are better able to exceed their expectations.”

Nicolas Delcourt, Founding Partner of Intuitis, added, “In Millrock, we see an outstanding company with very talented individuals, cutting-edge technologies, and decades of operational expertise. We believe our broad experience and support can be the catalysts that help the Millrock team bring the company to the next level by further institutionalizing its operations while innovating and expanding into new markets and customers.”

Jean-Marie Painvin, Founder & CEO of JMC, said, “Millrock is a technological leader that differentiates itself with superior customer solutions and quality. This gives customers access to more reliable and easier-to-use data to enable a better freeze-drying process. We are excited to partner with Millrock and the management team to continue supporting the company’s future.”

Millrock Technology (www.millrocktech.com) is a leading developer of freeze-dryers designed specifically for pharmaceutical and biotech drug R&D and manufacturing. Using advanced lyophilization technology, Millrock’s line of freeze-dryers allow their customers to effectively and efficiently stabilize their products. 

Intuitis (www.intuitis.us) is a multi-family investment office that focuses on the lower-middle market and provides long-term equity as well as strategic guidance to its privately owned portfolio companies. Its partners boast a wide range of operational and private equity experience.

JMC Investment (www.jmc-investment.net) is a family investment office focused on investing in small and mid-sized privately owned growth companies. JMC is based in New York and seeks to invest with a long-term outlook on performance and an engaged partnership style. 

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in sell-side, 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 $450 million.

Beatrice Mitchell Has Been Recognized as One of the Most Influential Women in Mid-Market M&A

For the fourth year, Mergers & Acquisitions has recognized Beatrice Mitchell as one of the Most influential Women in Mid-Market M&A.

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Wenzel Associates On Its Sale to BEI Precision

New York, NY (October 22, 2019) Wenzel Associates, Inc. (“Wenzel”) of Austin, TX has been acquired by BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. (“BEI Precision”) of Maumelle, AR, a portfolio company of J.F. Lehman & Company.  Sperry, Mitchell & Company initiated this transaction, assisted in negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Wenzel.

Wenzel Associates, Inc. (www.wenzel.com) is a leading designer and manufacturer of crystal oscillators, fixed frequency systems, integrated microwave assemblies, and synthesizers for military, space, and commercial markets. Since 1978, Wenzel has defined the state-of-the-art in ultra-low phase noise crystal oscillators, manufacturing products that are capable of highly reliable and precise performance in extreme environments. Wenzel’s Croven Crystals Division in Whitby, Ontario, supplies precision quartz resonators with extremely low noise and low sensitivity to vibration.

BEI Precision Systems & Space Company, Inc. (www.beiprecision.com) is a leader in high-accuracy positioning sensor technologies, providing advanced design, manufacturing, and testing for reliable and resilient products & systems. BEI Precision’s core product lines, which are used primarily in mission-critical defense and space applications, include optical encoder-based and resolver-based positioning systems, scanners for situational awareness requirements, and precision accelerometers. BEI Precision is headquartered in Maumelle, AR with an operating subsidiary in Edinburgh, Scotland and has a longstanding track record of technological innovation, with corporate roots dating back to 1862.

J.F. Lehman & Company (www.jflpartners.com) is a leading middle-market private equity firm focused exclusively on the aerospace, defense, maritime, government and environmental sectors. The firm has offices in New York and Washington D.C.

Sperry, Mitchell & Company (www.sperrymitchell.com) is an investment banking firm specializing in sell-side, 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 $450 million.

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