Huron Capital Launches New Platform in HVAC Repair Industry with Investment in Pueblo
Detroit, MI – January 11, 2018 – Huron Capital announced today that it has invested in Tucson, Arizona-based Pueblo Mechanical & Controls, Inc. (“Pueblo”), in partnership with management and industry veteran Dan Bueschel. Founded in 2001 by Steve Barry and Arlene Bleakney, Pueblo provides a full spectrum of HVAC replacement, retrofit and repair services primarily for facilities in education, municipal, and healthcare end markets throughout Arizona.
Bueschel is assuming the CEO role at Pueblo, partnering with Huron Capital to pursue a buy-and-build strategy in the commercial HVAC market. Pueblo will be seeking add-on acquisition opportunities locally and in surrounding states, including Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Utah. Barry will remain a significant shareholder and continue to work at Pueblo in an active business development role.
“Arlene and I are happy to be partnering with Huron Capital and Dan Bueschel,” said Barry. “Huron Capital has extensive experience helping companies grow through acquisition, and we are excited about where Pueblo can go from here.”
“I’m excited to take on the CEO role at Pueblo,” added Bueschel. “The company has a history of providing great service to its customers, and I look forward to working with Huron Capital and Steve Barry to pursue the next stages of growth for Pueblo.”
“Huron Capital has made a number of investments in business services companies like Pueblo, and we see a lot of potential here,” said Nick Barker, Partner at Huron Capital. “We view this as a fragmented market with plenty of opportunity for growth both organically and through acquisition, and with a well-established name and reputation, we think Pueblo is a great platform from which to build.”
About Huron Capital
Based in Detroit, Huron Capital is an operationally-focused private equity firm with a long history of growing lower middle-market companies through our proprietary ExecFactor® buy-and-build investment model. We prefer complex situations where we can help companies reach their full potential by combining our operational approach, substantial capital base, and transaction experience with seasoned operating executives. Founded in 1999, Huron Capital has raised over $1.8 billion in capital through six committed private equity funds and invested in over 140 companies, and our portfolio companies have employed over 11,000 people throughout North America. The Huron Capital buy-and-build investment model includes equity recapitalizations, family succession transactions, market-entry strategies, corporate carve-outs, and management buyouts of companies having revenues up to $200 million. Huron Capital targets both control and non-control equity stakes in fundamentally-sound companies that can benefit from the firm’s operational approach to creating value. Huron Capital’s sector focus includes business services, consumer products & services and specialty industrials. For more information, please visit www.huroncapital.com.
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