Earlier this year, EagleTree Capital (New York, New York, USA), on behalf of its private equity fund EagleTree Partners V, announced the acquisition of Andronaco Industries (Kentwood, Michigan, USA), a vertically integrated designed, manufacturer, and distributor of high-performance specialty polymer and composite-engineered, corrosion-resistant flow control products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Andronaco manufactures pipes, valves, hoses, pumps, and other flow control products for applications that require corrosion resistant properties for customers in chemical, utilities, water and wastewater, energy, and other diversified industrial end markets. The company serves a diverse base of more than 2,500 customers, primarily through its high-quality, global network of distribution/partner relationships. Andronaco operates nine global locations in Michigan, Texas, Louisiana, and France.
“We are thrilled to partner with EagleTree, a firm known for collaborating with founder-led companies to bring their businesses to the next level,” says Ron Andronaco, president, CEO and founder of Andronaco Industries. “Given EagleTree’s experience in the specialty industrial space, we are confident its team has the knowledge and expertise to help us execute on our plans for future growth and expansion.”
“Over the last three decades, Ron and his talented team have built Andronaco into a leading provider of specialty corrosion-resistant products and a disruptor of the industrial flow control industry,” comments Robert Fogelson, senior partner at EagleTree. “We have been impressed with their work and look forward to partnering to support the company’s next phase of growth.”
“Andronaco’s dependable, innovative, and high-performance proprietary products provide mission-critical flow control for its customers,” adds Nitin Singhal, partner at EagleTree. “We look forward to working with Ron and his team to evaluate both organic and inorganic growth opportunities, including accelerating the company’s new product development and innovation pipeline and expanding sales of the company’s full product portfolio into new geographies and end markets.”
Andronaco’s management team will remain unchanged, with Andronaco continuing to lead the company as CEO, remaining as a shareholder, and serving as a board member.
Source: EagleTree Capital, www.eagletree.com.