Posts Tagged ‘private equity’

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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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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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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The Watermill Group Acquires Quality Metalcraft Inc.

The Watermill Group acquires Quality Metalcraft, Inc. (QMC), a leading producer of engineered structural metal components and assemblies, providing advanced prototype, low-to-medium volume production and factory assist services to automotive and other specialty vehicle industries. Watermill will help QMC develop a long term strategy to deepen the company’s unparalleled commitment to service, while also driving…

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Partner Profile: Meet Watermill Group’s Bob Ackerman

Providing internships to students interested in the private equity industry is an important part of the Watermill culture. Recently a few of our interns had the opportunity to sit down with Bob for an interview. Enjoy! How does your prior experience running Watermill Group portfolio companies help you in your role as a partner? Working…

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