Archive for the ‘Strategy’ Category

Watermill Group Acquires Enbi in Cross-Border Deal

Lexington, MA and Shelbyville, IN – April 3, 2019 – Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, has acquired Enbi, a leading manufacturer of high-performance precision rollers, gaskets, seals and insulation for complex applications in image transfer, fusing, substrate transport and acoustic and thermal insulation. Enbi serves world-class OEMs in digital printing, ATMs and cash…

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Watermill Completes the Sale of C&M

LEXINGTON, Mass — The Watermill Group, LLC (the “Watermill Group”), a strategy-driven private investment firm, today announced the sale of C&M Corporation to Winchester Interconnect Corporation (“Winchester”), a portfolio company of Snow Phipps Group (“Snow Phipps”), a private equity firm focused on middle-market control investments. The transaction took place on December 22, 2017. C&M is…

January 3, 2018 | , , , , , ,

Steven Karol on the Importance of Safety

“If we’ve developed an industry-leading safety program, then that company is most likely better at manufacturing than their competition,” Steven Karol, Managing Partner and Founder, The Watermill Group We sat down with Watermill Founder and Managing Partner, Steven Karol, to discuss the safety program at Tenere – a Watermill company that last month expanded internationally…

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The Watermill Group Named Private Equity Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor

On November 17, The Watermill Group was named Private Equity Firm of the Year by The M&A Advisor, the premier global network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. The M&A Advisor Awards are widely respected as a pinnacle of achievement in the M&A industry. The Watermill Group was recognized along with its fellow deal making,…

November 23, 2015

Watermill’s Global Tubes Acquired by AMETEK, Inc.

Global Tubes is comprised of two businesses – Superior Tube Company, Inc. (Collegeville, PA) and Fine Tubes Ltd. (Plymouth, UK) – and was created in 2012 after they were acquired by The Watermill Group Sale price of $200 million represents significant return for The Watermill Group and its investors EBITDA more than doubled as a…

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Thoughts on the Future

Being on the verge of graduating college sets you up for a nasty bout of the “shoulds” — a cascade of career advice from everyone you know. This is all good and well, however, the shocking eminence of important career decisions begs the question: how are college grads to evaluate themselves and their career opportunities?…

July 25, 2014 | , ,

Made in the USA

Since its founding more than 35 years ago, Boston-based The Watermill Group has kept an eye on manufacturing companies. Of course, given the ebbs and flows of the market, investing in American manufacturing companies hasn’t always been an easy or even a good strategy. In fact, most companies have been outsourcing their manufacturing needs for the last 20 years…

February 7, 2014

Manistique Makeover

Joining FutureMark Paper Group is helping Manistique create a brand not a commodity Like long lost siblings reunited after many years of separation, the Alsip, IL, and Manistique, MI, paper mills are now back under the same umbrella – this time that of the FutureMark Paper Group. After suffering through numerous ownership changes, including a…

September 16, 2013

Watermill’s Steven Karol on Transforming a Firm

September 8, 2013 – Privcap sits down with Watermill’s Steven Karol to discuss transforming industrial processes by setting new goal parameters to increase a company’s profitability. Watermill acquired rubber manufacturing company Preferred Compounding in 2002, when the company was at a challenging crossroads. Steve Karol of Watermill discusses how the transformation of industrial processes can allow a…

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