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Watermill Group Wins Cross-Border Deal of the Year

Lexington, MA – November 19, 2018 – The Watermill Group’s acquisition of Cooper & Turner has been named a Cross Border Deal of the Year by The M&A Advisor, a premier network of M&A, turnaround and finance professionals. Watermill, a strategy-driven private investment firm, won in the $10MM-$50MM category. The firm was recently presented the…

November 19, 2018 | ,
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Mens et Manus. My Experience Interning at Watermill as an MBA Student

As any MBA student will attest, the Case Method is a fantastic way to learn as it contextualizes important principles with real-world anecdotes. However, in a 90-minute class one can only digest so much information, and, if you’re like me, no matter how important the content, an hour in you might accidentally find yourself thinking…

November 5, 2018 | ,
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Watermill Group Announced as a Finalist for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards

Lexington, MA – September 12, 2018 – The Watermill Group’s acquisition of Cooper & Turner has been named a finalist in three categories for the 17th Annual M&A Advisor Awards. The private investment firm’s cross-border transaction will advance to the final round of judging for Industrials Deal of the Year ($10mm-$50mm), Cross Border Deal of…

September 12, 2018 |

Continuing its growth trajectory, Watermill expands team and recognizes achievements

Lexington, MA – July 25, 2018 – As Watermill Group celebrates 40 years of private investment leadership and sets the stage for continued growth, the firm today announced the appointments of Cristina Rubbo and Scott Oudheusden. Ms. Rubbo joins Watermill as Director of Finance and will be responsible for managing the corporate accounting and finance…

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Watermill Acquisition of Cooper & Turner featured in Middle Market Growth

Watermill Group’s acquisition of Cooper & Turner was featured in the May/June 2018 issue of Middle Market Growth. Julia Karol, President and COO of Watermill Group, is quoted in the piece.  “Watermill really looks for industries that are going through transformation,” Ms. Karol says, adding that “The renewables sector is growing particularly fast.” Read the full…

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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…

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Watermill Group’s Acquisition of Cooper & Turner Announced as Winner of the 10th Annual International M&A Awards

Lexington, MA, May 15, 2018 – The M&A Advisor announced the winners of the 10th Annual International M&A Awards on Friday, May 4th. The cross-border acquisition of Cooper & Turner by the Watermill Group was named a winner for Industrials Deal of the Year. Watermill will be presented the award alongside other honorees at a…

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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…

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