Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held and family-owned businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Tranergy Corporation (Tranergy) to Loram Maintenance of Way, Inc (Loram). The transaction closed on September 30, 2011, and was led by Managing Directors Doug Smith and Jim Hines, and Assistant Vice President Michael Goss.
“Loram tendered a strong offer that made our client feel very comfortable with the partnership,” said Generational Equity’s Managing Director Doug Smith. In business for over 25 years, Tranergy creates innovative friction modification systems to improve rail vehicle performance. Over the course of the last quarter century,
Tranergy has established a unique line of cutting edge, ecologically clean products that are field-proven to be the most effective solutions on the market. Their expertise primarily supports railroads but also extends to most rail-based forms of transportation. “We are thrilled to have the opportunity to become a part of the Loram family and are excited to work jointly with Loram to further advance and implement our superior friction management products and services,” said Dr. Sudhir Kumar, Tranergy founder, chairman, president and CEO. “Loram made a savvy business acquisition in Tranergy,” said Generational Equity’s president, Ryan Binkley. “It is always very exciting to see what the final product will be when two experts and industry leaders come together to form one powerful entity.”
The Tranergy acquisition by Loram is an example of the professional M&A advisory services that Generational Equity offers to business owners. It also demonstrates how critical it is to position your company to be “buyer ready”. A buyer ready business is one that has developed the features that synergistic buyers are looking for.
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