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National Trench Safety to Merge with Trench Plate Rental Company

Stonebridge Partners (“Stonebridge”) is pleased to announce that it has sold its interests in portfolio company National Trench Safety (“NTS”) as part of a merger agreement between NTS and Trench Plate Rental Company (“TPRC”). The merger transaction was organized and led by Tailwind Capital. NTS was founded by President and Chief Executive Officer Ronald Chilton, who has led the…

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Stonebridge Partners Completes the Recapitalization of Paramount Mechanical Corporation

  Stonebridge Partners (“Stonebridge”) is pleased to announce the successful recapitalization of Paramount Mechanical Corp., (“Paramount” or the “Company”) in partnership with Paramount’s founder, Mark Cronin. Mark, who founded Paramount in 1989, will remain President and CEO and has retained a significant ownership position. In addition, as part of the transaction, several key managers of Paramount have become shareholders…

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Stonebridge Partners Acquires Curbco, Inc. as an Add-On to Cast-Crete

  Stonebridge Partners is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Curbco Inc., (“Curbco”) by Cast-Crete USA, Inc. (“Cast-Crete”), a Stonebridge portfolio company since January 2017. The acquisition of Curbco fits well within Cast-Crete’s strategy to broaden its revenue stream into adjacent markets with significant growth opportunities. Curbco is a concrete contractor specializing in curbs, sidewalks, driveways, parking lots,…

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Stonebridge Partners Sells BrandFX to Time Manufacturing

November 6, 2019 BrandFX Sale to Time Manufacturing Stonebridge Partners is pleased to announce the sale of BrandFX, LLC (“BrandFX”), to Time Manufacturing Holdings, LLC (“Time Manufacturing”). During its investment period, Stonebridge assisted management’s efforts in new product introductions and achieving significant production efficiencies. BrandFX is the largest manufacturer of composite fiberglass vehicle bodies in the nation, primarily serving…

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Exal To Combine With Ardagh’s Metal Packaging Business To Form Trivium Packaging

October 31, 2019 Stonebridge Partners is pleased to announce that its portfolio company Exal Corporation, a leading producer of shaped aluminum containers, has combined with the Food & Specialty Metal Packaging division of Ardagh Group to form Trivium Packaging, a global leader in metal packaging. The combination will create one of the largest metal packaging companies in the world,…

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Stonebridge Partners Acquires NewVac, LLC as an Add-On to ADI American Distributors

Stonebridge Partners is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of NewVac/DCX, (“NewVac”) by ADI American Distributors Inc., LLC (“ADI”), a Stonebridge portfolio company since April 2016. The acquisition of NewVac fits well within Stonebridge’s growth strategy for ADI of becoming a diverse supply-chain solutions provider of high reliability electronic components, 3PL services, specialized manufacturing and EMS assemblies serving the…

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Stonebridge Partners Announces New Managing Partner

Stonebridge Partners wishes to announce that Timothy W. Fulham has been named as the firm’s Managing Partner, following the untimely passing of Michael S. Bruno, Jr. Tim is well-suited to lead Stonebridge, having worked closely with Mike as a Partner in the firm for the past five years. Tim has more than 30 years of experience in private equity….

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In Memory of Michael S. Bruno Jr.

In Memory of Michael S. Bruno Jr.   Stonebridge Partners is deeply saddened by the sudden passing of its Managing Partner, Michael S. Bruno Jr., on August 13, 2019. Mike was our partner and mentor, but foremost he was a friend. His indomitable spirit and passion were inspirations to all who knew him. After graduating from Allegheny College and…

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Stonebridge Partners Acquires Certain Assets of Bake One, Inc. as an Add-On to Specialty Bakers LLC

Stonebridge Partners is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of the former operations of Bake One, Inc., (“Bake One”) by Specialty Bakers, LLC (“Specialty Bakers”), a Stonebridge portfolio company since September 2010. Specialty Bakers and Stonebridge identified key equipment and related assets of Bake One as an attractive platform to expand Specialty Bakers’ product lines after a fire destroyed…

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Stonebridge Partners Acquires Microwave Components, Inc. as an Add-On to ADI American Distributors

Stonebridge Partners is pleased to announce the successful acquisition of Microwave Components, Inc. (“Microwave”) through American Distributors Inc., LLC (“ADI”), a portfolio company since April 2016. The acquisition of Microwave fits well with Stonebridge’s growth strategy for ADI as ADI seeks to become a diversified, broad line supply chain solutions provider of high reliability electronic components, 3PL services, and…

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