Sperry Mitchell Advises Wood Pro, Inc. on its Recapitalization in partnership with PCM Partners, LLC

WoodPro2New York, NY (July 6, 2015) – Wood Pro Inc. (“Wood Pro Inc.”) has announced that it has been recapitalized in partnership with PCM Partners, LLC of New York, NY. The Company’s management team will retain a meaningful ownership stake. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to the Company. Meriwether Capital, LLC, a private investment firm controlled by members of the Rockefeller family, previously had an ownership stake in the Company.

PCM Partners, LLC is a merchant banking firm focused on acquiring lower middle market companies with $2 to $15 million of EBITDA. PCM Partners seeks to partner with strong management teams and niche leaders across various industry verticals.

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 $450 million.


Daniel Officer Recognized by ACG New York as Dealmaker of the Year

We are pleased to announce that Daniel Officer, Managing Director of Sperry, Mitchell & Company, has been recognized as the 2015 Dealmaker of the Year by the Association for Corporate Growth New York, the premier association for middle market deal-making professionals.

This past year, Dan has successfully closed a number of deals, including the acquisition by Specialty Waste Operating Partners of Susquehanna Services, a leading provider of solids processing services for oil and natural gas drilling operations; the acquisition by Hubbell, Inc. of Litecontrol Corporation, a leading designer and manufacturer of architectural interior lighting fixtures; the acquisition by Escalade Sports of Cue & Case Sales, Inc., a leading designer, marketer and distributor of billiard products & accessories; and the acquisition by Eureka Growth Capital of Jansy Packaging, a full service provider of packaging design, engineering, manufacturing and production services.

Paul Sperry, President and Co-Founder of Sperry, Mitchell & Company, says “Our goal has always been to hire the best and brightest young people and to allow them room to grow and flourish. Dan certainly fits this mold. He is an integral part of our team. We are very proud of his accomplishments.”

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Endless Pools on its Sale to Masco Corporation

Endless Pools1New York, NY (March 3, 2015) Endless Pools, Inc. (“Endless Pools” or the “Company”) of Aston, PA has been acquired by Watkins Manufacturing Corporation of Vista, CA, through its parent company, Masco Corporation of Taylor, MI. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. assisted in the negotiations and served as exclusive financial advisor to Endless Pools.

Endless Pools (www.endlesspools.com) is a leading designer, marketer, and manufacturer of counter-current swimming pools, which allow users to swim or exercise in place against a smooth and adjustable current of water.  The Company’s branded products are well-known for their superior design, functionality, and ease of use. One of the Company’s fastest growing product lines is a swim spa, which is a counter-current swimming pool and spa integrated into a single unit.  Endless Pools was founded in 1988 and has sold its products to over 20,000 customers in over 65 countries around the world.

Masco Corporation (NYSE:MAS) (www.masco.com) is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of home improvement and building products, as well as a leading provider of services including the installation of insulation and other building products.

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 up to $450 million.

Sperry Mitchell Advises Swiff-Train With its Recapitalization in Partnership With Stonebridge Partners

Swiff-Train1New York, NY (January 23, 2015) Swiff-Train Company, LLC (“Swiff-Train” or the “Company”), headquartered in Corpus Christi, TX, announced that its management team has recapitalized the Company in partnership with Stonebridge Partners of White Plains, NY. Swiff-Train’s management team will retain a significant ownership stake. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Swiff-Train.

Swiff-Train Company, LLC (www.swiff-train.com) is one of the largest full-line suppliers and distributors of floor covering products in the country. The Company offers a broad range of hardwood, vinyl, carpet, ceramic, and laminate flooring products, as well as related flooring accessories. Swiff-Train also designs, sources, and markets its own branded line of luxury vinyl tile, called EarthWerks® (www.earthwerks.com), which is sold to domestic and international customers in over 50 countries. Swiff-Train was founded in 1937.

Stonebridge Partners (www.stonebridgepartners.com) was founded in 1986 as an operations-oriented private equity firm focused on recapitalizing and acquiring growing middle-market businesses ranging in value from $30 to $200 million. Taking an active, hands-on approach to value creation, Stonebridge partners with the management teams of its portfolio companies to pursue additional growth avenues and operational efficiencies.

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 $450 million.

 

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Paul Sperry & Beatrice Mitchell Talk to Finance Monthly Magazine

Paul Sperry & Beatrice Mitchell of Sperry Mitchell & Co. talked to Finance Monthly about the current strengths of the M&A market, buyer hunger for data, and the value of being prepared before going to the market.

 

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Sperry Mitchell Receives “Dealmaker of Year” Award from Finance Monthly

Sperry Mitchell served as exclusive financial adviser to LiteControl of Plympton, MA in is sale to Hubbell Incorporated, and received the prestigious award for their involvement in the transaction

 

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Jansy Packaging on its Sale to Eureka Growth Capital

JansyTombstone2New York, NY (November 19, 2014)Jansy Packaging, LLC (“Jansy” or the “Company”) of Congers, NY has been acquired by Eureka Growth Capital of Philadelphia, PA. Jansy’s management team will retain an equity stake in the Company. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Jansy.

Jansy Packaging (www.jansypkg.com) is a leading full-service provider of packaging design, engineering, manufacturing, and production services. Jansy combines award-winning design and development capabilities with full-range production resources to offer high-impact packaging solutions at cost-effective rates. The Company serves a rapidly growing list of blue-chip consumer brands, including Jawbone, LG, Limited Brands, NARS Cosmetics, Oakley, and Procter & Gamble. Jansy maintains offices in the New York, Chicago, and Los Angeles metro areas.

Eureka Growth Capital (www.eurekagrowth.com) is a private equity firm focused on investing in and building niche-market leaders at the lower end of the middle market. Eureka’s core focus is partnering with exceptional management teams to acquire businesses with up to $75 million in revenue across industry segments in which Eureka brings significant experience and operating resources, including business services, health care services, specialty manufacturing, and consumer products.

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 hundreds of transactions in a wide range of industries, with values ranging from $10 to $450 million.

 

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Cue & Case Sales on its Sale to Escalade

Cue & Case Tombstone1New York, NY (October 28, 2014) Cue & Case Sales Inc. (“Cue & Case” or the “Company”) of St. Augustine, FL has been acquired by Escalade, Inc. (NASDAQ:ESCA) of Evansville, IN. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Cue & Case.

Cue & Case Sales Inc. (www.cueandcase.com) is a leading designer, marketer and distributor of billiard products and accessories. Founded in 1991, the Company’s product offering includes cues, cases, cue accessories, racks, balls, lights and select gaming furniture. Cue & Case owns and markets a leading range of branded product lines, including Lucasi, Players, Rage and PureX, as well as distributes other prominent billiards brands. The Company is renowned for providing specialty billiard dealers with superior products and excellent customer service. Cue & Case will become part of Escalade Sports, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Escalade, Inc.

Escalade, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ESCA) (www.escaladeinc.com) is a global consumer products company. Its largest division, Escalade Sports, is a leading manufacturer and distributor of sporting goods and outdoor products. Escalade Sports’ brands include STIGA® and Ping-Pong® table tennis; Accudart® and Unicorn® darting; Goalrilla®, Goaliath® and Silverback® sports training equipment and basketball goal systems; and Bear Archery®, Trophy Ridge® and Cajun Bowfishing hunting products. Escalade Sports’ products are available at sporting goods retailers and independent dealers nationwide.

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 $450 million.

Sperry Mitchell Advises Litecontrol on its Sale to Hubbell Inc.

Litecontrol1New York, NY (April 16, 2014) Litecontrol Corp. (“Litecontrol” or the “Company”) of Plympton, MA has been acquired by Hubbell Inc. (NYSE:HUB.B) of Shelton, CT. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. served as exclusive financial advisor to Litecontrol.

Litecontrol Corp. (www.litecontrol.com) is a leading designer and manufacturer of quality architectural interior lighting fixtures.  For over 75 years, the Company has offered innovative and sustainable lighting solutions for a range of commercial and institutional buildings across the United States and worldwide. The Company’s innovative designs earned it the industry’s first Cradle to Cradle Certification in 2008. Litecontrol was founded in 1936 and is located in Plympton, Massachusetts.

Hubbell Inc. (NYSE:HUB.B) (www.hubbell.com) is an international manufacturer of quality electrical and electronic products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction, industrial, and utility applications. With 2013 revenues of $3.2 billion, Hubbell supplies a comprehensive range of indoor and outdoor lighting products and is the largest manufacturer of residential lighting fixtures in North America. The company operates manufacturing facilities in the United States, Canada, Switzerland, Puerto Rico, Mexico, the People’s Republic of China, Italy, the United Kingdom, Brazil, and Australia. The company was founded in 1888 and is headquartered in Shelton, Connecticut.

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 $450 million.

 

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Sperry Mitchell Advises Susquehanna Services on its Sale to Specialty Waste Operating Partners

Susquehanna1New York, NY (March 17, 2014) Susquehanna Services, Inc. (“Susquehanna” or the “Company”) of Swoyersville, PA has been acquired by Specialty Waste Operating Partners (“SWOP”), a private investment group. Sperry, Mitchell & Company, Inc. initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and served as exclusive financial advisor to Susquehanna.

Susquehanna Services Inc. (www.sspugmill.net) is a leading provider of solids processing services for oil and natural gas drilling operations. The Company uses a proprietary system to process drill cuttings for disposal during the drilling phase of oil and gas development. Founded in 2010, the Company is a rapidly growing energy services platform, with operations in the Marcellus, Utica, and Green River (WY) shale formations. Susquehanna’s founder and President, Mr. John Yarosz, will retain his position and an equity stake in the Company.

Specialty Waste Operating Partners is a private investment group focused on opportunities in the oilfield fluid handling, treatment and disposal sector. SWOP is backed by an array of leading private equity investment firms, including Paine & Partners and Tinicum Incorporated.

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 $450 million.

 

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