Acquisitions

Whitesell Acquisition
Strategic Acquisitions

The Whitesell Group’s primary objective is to provide customers with greater total value. We have accomplished this in part by our strategic acquisitions and other key partnerships. We seamlessly deliver newly acquired product solutions and process capabilities to our customers and the market through a vertically integrated business model and a fixed-cost logistics structure. Over time, this has increased both the depth and the breadth of our core manufacturing and distribution competencies and engineering expertise, while enabling our customers to lower their overall costs and to achieve greater value by using one supply chain management solution.

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Not Private Equity or a Financial Buyer

Our significant history of integrating or partnering with companies differs starkly from various practices of private equity firms and financial buyers. The Whitesell Group is an active investor whose intention is finding strategic fits to enable long-term growth. We focus on creating synergies with our global manufacturing and distribution networks in order to strengthen our partners’ and acquired companies’ positions, enhance their performance, and consistently generate significant operational returns.

With these interests at heart, the Whitesell Group can provide substantial and flexible liquidity to other companies, and it collaboratively partners with management teams to execute long-term plans leveraging the sharing of customers, technologies, process capabilities, and best practices, helping our acquired companies and partners realize their maximum potential. By seeking to broaden core competencies and enhance value through synergy, we often identify inherent qualities in companies that buyers overlook.

In contrast to the typical drawbacks of ownership by a private equity firm or a financial buyer, a strategic partnership, ownership stake, or acquisition involving the Whitesell Group may include the dynamic execution of stakeholders’ plans, short- or long-term exit strategies, the assumption of specific contracts or operations, and much more.

Markets

 Automotive          Aerospace            Defense              Medical                  Industrial

Investment Criteria

Generally, the Whitesell Group is interested in a wide range of companies serving key markets. These companies’ annual revenues are usually between $10 million and $500 million. Others are considered on a case-by-case basis. Following are some criteria for acquisitions or partnerships that are preferred by the Whitesell Group:

Preferred Products, Processes & Services
  • CNC precision machined parts
  • Cold formed engineered components
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  • Stamped parts
  • Medical components
  • Castings & forgings
  • Powdered metal parts
  • 3D printing & additive manufacturing
  • Third party logistics (3PL) providers
  • Supply chain management services
  • Distributors of aerospace components
  • Distribution of fasteners & Class C items
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  • Wire forms
  • Rubber parts
  • Distributors of MRO supplies
  • Open to many types of niches

Strategic Transactions
  • Asset or stock purchases
  • Equity investments
  • Long-term exit strategies & estate planning
  • Divestitures of non-core

 

Acquisition Scenarios
  • Equity stake
  • Short- or long-term exit strategies
  • Supply chain partnerships
  • Distressed company triage

Locations

  North America                     Europe                       Asia

 

For more information, contact Michael Herrmann, Whitesell Group Vice President of Corporate Development, by emailing acquisitions@whitesellgroup.com.

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Acquisitions January 5, 2016