Mergers and Acquisitions
Experts at Buying and Selling CompaniesWe recognize that each engagement is unique. We start by leveraging our thorough understanding of the private capital markets, business valuation, and transaction processes. We then create value for our clients by tailoring our approach to their needs and objectives. Our M&A solutions typically involve transactions from $10 million to $200 million and include:
Whether our client is buying or selling, we have the experience, perspective, and thorough understanding of private capital market conditions to identify and quantify available alternatives, the factors that affect value, the needs and objectives of other parties to a transaction, and how to position and present an opportunity to maximize value.
Cleary Gull Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of Royal Purple, Inc. (“Royal Purple” or the “Company”) to Calumet Specialty Products Partners, L.P. (“Calumet”) for aggregate consideration of approximately $333 million. Cleary Gull initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations, and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Royal Purple.
Royal Purple is a manufacturer of high performance lubricants primarily for automotive, industrial, marine, motorcycle, and racing applications. The Company is located in Porter, Texas.
Cleary Gull Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of LBC Acquisitions, LLC d/b/a Lee Brass Company (“Lee Brass”), a portfolio company of Morris Capital Management, LLC, to an affiliate of The Reserve Group. Cleary Gull acted as exclusive financial advisor to Lee Brass in this transaction.
Lee Brass, located in Anniston, Alabama, is one of North America’s oldest and largest brass and copper based alloy foundries. Customers include distributors and original equipment manufacturers serving residential, industrial, naval, municipal water, and steam system
Cleary Gull Inc. is pleased to announce the sale of Hi-Tech Manufacturing, LLC (“Hi-Tech” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Longview Capital Partners II, LLC (“Longview”), to May River Capital, LLC (“May River”), in partnership with management, the Pohlad family (“Pohlad”), Yukon Capital Partners, L.P. (“Yukon”), and other co-investors. Cleary Gull acted as exclusive financial advisor to Hi-Tech and the selling shareholders.
Hi-Tech is a world-class manufacturer of low- to medium-volume, mission-critical precision machined components and assemblies. Based near Chicago’s O’Hare airport, the Company serves large, market leading customers in the energy, medical equipment, scientific laboratory, and industrial end markets. The Company is regarded as the preferred contract manufacturer for its customers’ most critical, tight tolerance and difficult-to-manufacture components.