Julia Karol Joins Northstar’s Private Equity Fast Pitch Podcast

This week, Watermill President & COO Julia Karol joined Northstar’s Private Equity Fast Pitch podcast to discuss Watermill’s history and culture, providing a window into the DNA of our third-generation family firm. Speaking with host Jeff Henningsen of Lockton Companies, Julia talks about our strategy and investment approach as well as her passions for education…

May 20, 2020

The Watermill Family is Growing

During these trying times and feelings of uncertainty it is important to reflect on the positives and what matters most. At Watermill we are grateful for our friends, family and relationships – including our furry friends – our number one supporters, biggest cheerleaders, most loyal companions! We are thrilled to spread the love with some…

May 5, 2020

“Watermill Group’s president is doing something about private equity’s ‘bro culture’”

Feb 13, 2020, 6:25am EST By Greg Ryan – Law and Money Reporter, Boston Business Journal   Lexington-based private equity firm Watermill Group, traditionally an investor in industrial manufacturers, is making a new push into investments in women-led businesses in a wider range of industries. Named WMX, the initiative is the brainchild of Watermill Group…

February 13, 2020

Leading a Sea Change in Private Equity

We’re witnessing an exciting demographic and cultural transformation. A sea change impacting whole industries and societies: The rise of female leadership. For decades, female leaders and entrepreneurs have been fighting to gain access to key capital and leadership positions. Now, global awareness of the positive impact diverse teams have on quality, creativity and bottom line…

February 12, 2020 |

WATERMILL GROUP LAUNCHES WMX

Private investment firm seeks to accelerate late stage investments in gender-diverse teams   LEXINGTON, MA – February 12, 2020 – Recognizing the positive link between female leadership and business performance, the Watermill Group today launched WMX—an initiative that brings private equity access and resources to gender-diverse teams.   “We’re widening the path to private equity…

February 12, 2020

Pitching Deals- From Bull Pen to Board Room

My Life As A Watermill Intern Ever since I could walk, I dreamed of becoming a professional baseball player. From tee-ball to college ball, I have always desired to see how far baseball could take me. In May 2019, I graduated from Tufts University and my collegiate career came to an end as undefeated, All-American…

January 10, 2020

Looking Back On The Year

Reflections From 2019 Happy New Year! As we enter a new decade at Watermill (our 5th since our founding in 1978!) we are pleased to share some highlights and reflections from the previous year. Building cross-border momentum 2019 offered a number of reasons to celebrate – notably our two complex, cross-border acquisitions. These international deals…

January 3, 2020

Enbi Global, Inc. Appoints Christopher Miller as CEO

Miller brings extensive global expertise and operational discipline to lead Enbi through its next stage of growth   Shelbyville, IN and Lexington, MA– September 24, 2019 – Enbi Global, Inc., a leading manufacturer of high-performance precision rollers, insulation, gaskets and sealing technologies, today announced the appointment of Christopher Miller as CEO. Miller is a global…

September 24, 2019

Cooper & Turner Combines With Beck Industries

Combined company aims to be the first truly global manufacturer of high-quality, safety-critical fasteners SHEFFIELD, England & ARMENTIÈRES, France- August 1,2019 -Andaray (Holdings) Limited and its direct and indirect subsidiaries (“Cooper & Turner”) today announced it has acquired Beck Industries (“Beck”), a manufacturer and distributor of fully certified, high-security bolting components. The combined company aims…

August 1, 2019

Watermill’s Enbi Group Announces Add-On Acquisition of Pierce Industries

  Customers to benefit from expanded capabilities including innovative remanufacturing services   Lexington, MA and Shelbyville, IN – June 24, 2019 – Watermill Group, a strategy driven private investment firm, today announced that its portfolio company Enbi Group, a leading manufacturer of high-performance precision rollers, insulation, gaskets and sealing technologies, has acquired Pierce Industries. The…

June 24, 2019