Happy Holidays From the Watermill Team!

Every year the Watermill team finds new and creative ways to embarrass the partners in our family style holiday card. This year, we let the dogs, Dash and Becket, choose the theme. It was no surprise then when they turned the tables on us: sick of wearing cute costumers and demeaning outfits, they made their…

December 23, 2014 | , , ,

Watermill Group Expands Team

LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Watermill Group, a strategy driven private investment firm, has expanded its team with three key hires spanning marketing, transactions and administration. As Director of Marketing, Sarah Bowen works on marketing and business development initiatives for the firm, as well as marketing strategy for select Watermill portfolio companies. Matt Bergin, who previously spent…

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FutureMark Manistique Names Matthew Nightingale President and CEO

Manistique, MI—October 8, 2014— FutureMark Manistique, ( “Manistique”), a producer of uncoated Kraft and printing papers produced from 100% recycled fiber, today announced the appointment of Matthew Nightingale to the position of President and Chief Executive Officer. Nightingale joins Manistique with an outstanding track record of leadership in the paper industry. “Nightingale brings to Manistique deep…

October 8, 2014

FutureMark Alsip to Idle Mill

Alsip, IL— August 21, 2014 —FutureMark Alsip (Alsip Acquisition, LLC) today announced that, due to increasingly challenging market conditions in the North American coated paper market, it will indefinitely idle its mill in early September. Alsip is the only facility in North America making coated publication and printing papers predominantly from recycled materials. “This is…

August 21, 2014

John Carr of The Watermill Group discusses manufacturing M&A

Manufacturing M&A is expected to surge over the next twelve months, according to dealmakers surveyed by Mergers & Acquisitions. Anthony Noto recently caught up with John Carr of The Watermill Group to discuss the manufacturing sector, reshoring, and additive manufacturing (i.e. 3D printing). Check out their conversation here. What trends have you been seeing in the manufacturing…

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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 | , ,

Experienced Middle Market Dealmaker John N. Carr Joins The Watermill Group

LEXINGTON, Mass.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Watermill Group, a strategy-driven private investment firm, has recruited John N. Carr to join as Principal. Mr. Carr will work on the evaluation, due diligence and execution of new investments. He will also support strategic transformation initiatives for Watermill’s portfolio companies. Mr. Carr has 10 years of experience spanning private equity, investment…

March 31, 2014