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40 Years Strong: Watermill Celebrates a Major Milestone

This month marks our 40th year in private investment. Founded as HMK Enterprises, over the past four decades Watermill has grown into a leading and enduring presence in the middle market and beyond, acquiring, operating and improving dozens of businesses in the US and around the world. We recently commemorated our anniversary at a private…

June 21, 2018 | , , , , , , , , ,
Dale Okonow Caricature Football Player

Partner Profile: Meet Watermill Group’s Dale Okonow

Providing internships to students interested in the private equity industry is an important part of the Watermill culture. Recently our intern Paul had the opportunity to sit down with Dale Okonow for an interview. How did you get into private equity? I went to law school and business school with the idea to practice law for…

February 28, 2018 | , , , , , , , ,
Paul Balestrieri baseball card

7 Similarities Between Baseball and Private Equity

I am an intern at the Watermill Group. I graduated from Cornell in May and in June was drafted by the St. Louis Cardinals. I was assigned to the Cardinal’s Class A short-season affiliate team where I spent the rest of my summer playing baseball. Currently in my off season, I am working at Watermill…

February 6, 2018 | , , , , , , , ,

Watermill Welcomes Tracy Streckenbach as Partner

Lexington, MA — January 9, 2018 — The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, today announced the addition of Tracy Streckenbach, a leader in performance improvement, to its team as a Partner. Drawing on more than 25 years of experience as a CEO, board member and consultant, Ms. Streckenbach will work closely with Watermill…

January 9, 2018 | , , , ,

Watermill Group Announced as a Finalist for the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Watermill Group is pleased to share that the firm has been named a finalist in three categories for the 16th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. Watermill Group’s acquisition of Experi-Metal, Inc. was named a finalist in the Industrials Deal of the Year ($50mm-$100mm), Private Equity Deal of the Year ($50mm-$100mm) and M&A Deal of the Year ($50mm-$75mm) categories….

November 10, 2017 | , , , , , ,

Julia Karol and Sarah Bowen Announced As Winners of the 8th Annual Emerging Leaders Awards

The M&A Advisor, renowned globally for its recognition of leading M&A, financing and turnaround professionals, created the Emerging Leader Awards to promote mentorship and professional development amongst the emerging business leaders. Watermill Group is pleased to share that Julia Karol and Sarah Bowen were both chosen for their accomplishments and expertise from a pool of…

September 22, 2017 | , , , , , , ,
Steven Karol of Watermill Group holds a copy of the Mergers & Acquisitions magazine he is featured in

Steven Karol Featured in Mergers & Acquisitions Manufacturing Article

We’re delighted to share that Steven Karol, Managing Partner & Founder of Watermill Group, has been featured in the May 2017 Mergers & Acquisitions cover story on precision manufacturing. As Steven says in the piece, “We are bullish on manufacturing in North America. Advanced manufacturing is creating a lot of new opportunities in many different sectors for many…

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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…

June 28, 2016 | , , , , , , ,

Continued Growth: The Watermill Group Adds Associate, Wesley Black

Lexington, MA – May 10, 2016 – The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, today announced that Wesley Black has joined the organization to support the evaluation, due diligence and execution of new transactions. Mr. Black joins the team as an Associate, bringing a background in debt and equity financing in the middle market….

May 10, 2016