12 Jun Amherst Advises on Sale of Sur-Seal Corporation
Amherst Partners, LLC (“Amherst”) is pleased to announce the sale of Sur-Seal Corporation (“Sur-Seal” or the “Company”) to Capital Partners, Inc. (“Capital Partners”). Amherst acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Sur-Seal in connection with the transaction.
Cincinnati, Ohio-based Sur-Seal (www.sur-seal.com) was founded in 1965 and has grown to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of custom designed sealing solutions, along with ancillary and related components and assemblies. The Company serves original equipment manufacturers with products that provide critical functionality across end-markets that include lighting and electronics, heating and cooling, medical equipment, and other industrial sectors.
About Capital Partners
Founded in 1982 and based in Norwalk, Connecticut, Capital Partners (www.capitalpartners.com) is a private investment firm focused primarily on manufacturers, value-added distributors, and business service companies across a range of industries. Capital Partners historically has emphasized partnership with motivated business owners and management teams in order to support business growth and drive increased shareholder value through a combination of strategic execution and a conservative capital structure. Since its founding, Capital Partners and its principals have invested in more than 90 platform and add-on acquisitions.
About the Transaction
Engaged by Sur-Seal’s ownership to advise on the sale of the Company, Amherst Partners pursued a robust sale process focused on identifying and engaging prospective buyers capable of contributing to the strong growth and new product development efforts for which the Company was known. In addition, it was important that buyers understand and appreciate Sur-Seals’ values and unique culture, through which a diverse workforce delivers a unique and truly differentiated level of customer engagement and accountability. As a result of this transaction, Sur-Seal’s management team acquired a minority equity stake in the business and will continue to lead the Company with the benefit of Capital Partners’ strategic input.
Taft Stettinius & Hollister provided legal advice to Sur-Seal in connection with this transaction.