Fastener Valuations, Industry Trends & Buyers

Fastener Infographic 5.3.16

In recent years, valuations for fastener companies have continued to climb as buyers seek to combine distribution capabilities and add additional manufacturing expertise.

6.15.16 Fastener Chart

Founders recently sold a fastener distribution company, House of Threads, to German based Wurth. Based on our research and advisement on this recent sales process, we continue to see consolidation in the industry. American Industrial Partners, Black Hawk Industrial, Wurth and Audax alone have made over 40 acquisitions of fastener companies in recent years. These buyers as well as others are leading consolidation in the space, however, in order to participate in their buying spree and maximize value in a sale, sellers must understand each buyer’s unique strategy and be positioned to stand out among the crowd.Whether you are considering recapitalization or selling your business, Founders has relationships with interested financial sponsors and strategic acquirers in the fastener space. Founders has relationships with financial sponsors and strategic acquirers alike, including but not limited to companies such as HCI Equity Partners, Industrial Growth Partners, Oak Hill Capital Partners, Hillman, MSC Industrial Supply, MW Industries and more.

For a no cost consultation on the sellability and estimated value of your fastener company, contact us. You can also download the Fasteners infographic for additional valuation, industry trend, and buyer information:

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