The manufacturing sector continues to see expanded M&A growth with 2015 forecasted to be a key year for increased deals. The need to enhance services and be more innovative – along with an increase in capital availability and a rising surplus of buyers – will have many U.S. manufacturers leveraging more M&A opportunities in the next 12 months.
These types of manufacturing deals are already starting to take place, as highlighted by the recent sale of Bowles Fluidics Corporation to Morgenthaler Private Equity (MPE), which SC&H Capital helped facilitate as Bowles’ exclusive financial M&A advisor.
The new partnership will allow Bowles to enhance its growth initiatives and reinforce its deep commitment to providing customers with the highest levels of product quality, innovation, and service.
The transaction is a great example of private equity’s strong interest in high value-add, differentiated manufacturing companies such as Bowles.
“The SC&H Capital deal team did a phenomenal job for the Bowles shareholders,” said Eric Koehler, Bowles CEO, in a recent press release. “They worked with the Board to understand our transaction objectives, and provided senior level, hands-on guidance and M&A expertise through the entire process. The Bowles management team and Board of Directors were thrilled with results that far exceeded our expectations.”
Headquartered in Columbia, Maryland, Bowles is the premier developer and manufacturer of proprietary fluidic nozzles and related hose assemblies for automotive and non-automotive markets.
“This transaction marks a new and exciting chapter for the management and employees of Bowles,” said Matthew Roberson, a Principal with SC&H Capital.
MPE plans to retain Bowles’ headquarters in Maryland. Financial terms of the investment were not disclosed.
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