Woodland Partners acquired Generational Equity client BW Manufacturing Inc. on June 16, 2017. Details were not disclosed.
BW Manufacturing, based in Comstock Park, Michigan, manufactures concrete flooring equipment and industrial vacuums for the building, restoration, and maintenance industries, as well as utility and manufacturing plants. The company’s products are used primarily in the construction and restoration of bridge decks, roads, and commercial facilities such as warehouses.
Woodlawn Partners, a Chicago-based private equity firm, is focused on providing succession strategies for entrepreneurial and family-owned businesses across a variety of industries. Acting as a steward and builder of the businesses it acquires, Woodlawn becomes directly involved in helping the companies achieve their long-term potential, as well as providing continued opportunities for employees and value to customers. Salem Investment Partners provided the debt financing for the transaction.
Generational Equity Senior Managing Director Roger Dean established the relationship with BW Manufacturing, and Managing Director Doug Smith’s team, led by Vice President Musa Jagne, successfully closed the deal.
“Our marketing efforts for BW Manufacturing generated over 50 interested parties and numerous proposals,” said Jagne. “In the end, it was Woodlawn Partners that proved to be the best suitor. Woodlawn had recently made an investment in the space and has a proven track record. Our client is confident that Woodlawn has the right personnel, expertise, and experience to take BW Manufacturing to the next level.”
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