Nolan & Associates is pleased to announce that it exclusively advised Mason Manufacturing in its sale to Advantage Capital Partners

“Nolan & Associates’ skill in marketing Mason to the appropriate universe of potential investors and their expertise at managing the terms of the transaction were essential to realizing the final outcome.  Nolan’s advice and counsel throughout the transaction process was instrumental in achieving the result that is favorable to both Mason’s employees and shareholders.” 

–  Jad Mason, President of Mason Mfg., Inc.

St. Louis, MO (June 30, 2010) – Nolan & Associates is pleased to announce that it exclusively advised Mason Manufacturing, Inc. (MMI) in its sale to Advantage Capital Partners (ACP).

Our Client: Mason Manufacturing

  • Mason Manufacturing is a value-added, ASME certified manufacturer of custom designed and engineered process equipment.
  • The Company’s products include shell & tube heat exchangers, pressure vessels, reactors and towers.
  • MMI is a recognized leader in process equipment manufacturing and is a valued provider to some of the largest manufacturing and processing companies in the world.

Objectives of Mason Manufacturing

  • The shareholders of MMI retained Nolan as its exclusive advisor to explore liquidity alternatives for the Company.
  • The shareholders sought to provide liquidity for the retired founder and majority shareholder of MMI.
  • In addition, the CEO and President wanted a partner that offered an excellent track record of success, a commitment to MMI’s employees and a shared vision of the potential for the business.

Solution: Sale to Advantage Capital Partners

  • Nolan marketed MMI’s unique capabilities and valued reputation in the manufacturing world to numerous excellent prospects.
  • Out of the many potential acquirers, Mason chose to partner with Advantage Capital Partners, who has raised more than $1.3 billion in capital since 1992 and is presently active with more than 140 middle market companies.

Sell Side Process Results

  • Advantage Capital Partners presented both a financially attractive offer and the capability of advancing Mason Manufacturing, Inc.
  • The Nolan process created a sense of scarcity, competition and momentum, which convinced potential buyers to put their best foot forward and delivered the best outcome the market had to offer while also meeting the non-financial objectives of the sellers.

About Nolan & Associates

Nolan & Associates is a boutique investment banking firm providing Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Raise advisory services to middle market business owners and buyers.  Founded in 1976, Nolan is broadly recognized as a leading investment banking firm with Midwestern roots and global reach.  The Nolan team has completed hundreds of transactions in the middle market while working collaboratively from its offices in St. Louis, MO and Decatur, IL.

Securities offered through Middle Market Transactions, Inc.  Member: FINRA/SIPC.

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