The fast pace of the Detroit Grand Prix cars darting through our hometown streets earlier this summer reminded us of the swift start Huron Capital has had in 2018.
Once again, we closed deals at a rapid rate during the first half of the year despite competitive market conditions. We expect continued robust activity as we head into the backstretch of the year.
Here’s a recap of our race so far:
2 New Platforms
Direct Connect Logistix (Private Equity) – Provider of logistics management and specialty freight brokerage services
B&B Roadway Security Solutions (Flex Equity) – Designer and manufacturer of roadway safety and perimeter security solutions
6 Add-Ons Completed
- DV8 Off-Road – fifth acquisition for Drake Automotive Group
- Proforged – fourth acquisition for Drake Automotive Group
- Energy Management Control Corporation – eighth acquisition for Albireo Energy
- Bluelock – third acquisition for InterVision Systems
- US Coatings – fifth acquisition for Valentus Specialty Chemicals
- American Exteriors – first acquisition for Hansons
Victory Lap – Completed
Good Sportsman Marketing sold to Sentinel Capital Partners after growing the business through expanded distribution, new product introductions, and three add-on acquisitions.
- May – Finalist for Deal of the Year by ACG Arizona for the purchase of Pueblo Mechanical & Controls
- April – All Star Deal of the Year by ACG Detroit for the purchase of Hansons
- March – Seller of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions for sale of Olon Group, Leading Response and Systems, Inc.
- March – Named one of the Top-50 Middle Market Private Equity Firms by Grady Campbell
Huron Capital is not aware of the criteria on which the above awards are based nor the number of advisers surveyed in the category. Some of the awarding organizations listed above may require potential awardees to pay application fees in order to be considered, and for those awards, Huron Capital has paid such application fees. Where payment of an application fee is required, it is Huron Capital’s understanding that the same fee applies for all applicants.
At this pace, we look forward to crossing the finish line in an even stronger position than where we started the year!