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

The Shifting Spotlight on Independent Sponsors

We hoped this day would come. The day when the broader market would wake to see the benefits and proven success of a deal-by-deal approach to private equity. At Watermill, our heritage as a nearly 40 year investor in private companies always pointed us toward a focus on improving company performance, as opposed to financial…

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Watermill Announces Three Executive Promotions; Positions Company for Future Growth

Lexington, MA – August 9, 2016 – The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, set the stage for the next phase of the company’s growth by promoting three team members to executive leadership roles. Effective immediately, Watermill Principal Julia Karol has been appointed Watermill President and COO and Principal Michael Fuller is now CFO….

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The Watermill Group Acquires EMI; Completes Second Key Investment in the Automotive Industry

The Watermill Group acquires Experi-Metal, Inc. (EMI), a leading provider of prototyping and complex metalformed parts and assemblies for the automotive, aerospace and other industries. The acquisition of EMI will complement Watermill’s current portfolio company, Quality Metalcraft (QMC), a leading producer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies. The acquisition marks Watermill’s second major transaction…

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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…

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Tenere Expands Sheet Metal Fabrication to Mexico

Dresser, Wis. – May 27, 2016 – Tenere Inc. (Tenere), a full service provider of complex metal and plastic components and assemblies, announced the expansion of its sheet metal capabilities with the addition of a facility in Monterrey, Mexico.  The new Tenere Monterrey sheet metal operation is the company’s first wholly owned international site. “Tenere’s international…

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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