Woodbridge Closes Sale of Metalform Company, Inc.
January 15, 2009
New Haven, Connecticut – January 15, 2009 – Woodbridge, LLC., an innovative marketing-driven mergers and acquisitions firm, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Metalform Company, Inc. to Metalform Acquisition, LLC, who will now own and operate the company. Metalform is a Connecticut-based manufacturer of T-nut fasteners and a range of other specialty products. The company’s operations will remain in Connecticut.
“Our multi-faceted marketing approach found the best buyer – who saw the beauty in Metalform and developed a vision of how to take the company to the next level of success,” said Donald Krier, SVP at Woodbridge and dealmaker for the transaction. “We were especially pleased that we could deliver a very strong EBITDA multiple to our client for his business at a time when sellers are concerned about valuations.”
Woodbridge routinely focuses on strategic and financial buyers using a variety of marketing channels, including direct mail, blind Internet and print ads, and calls to decision makers to bring its sell-side clients to the attention of buyers. In this case, the buyer visited Woodbridge’s Engagements page where a blind ad for Metalform was featured. Woodbridge’s website attracts more than 100,000 visitors annually.
The company’s products are used by the firearms, automotive, electrical wiring and garment industries in a variety of applications. Major law enforcement agencies are users of its magazines, with Metalform commanding up to 10% of the total U.S. market for handgun magazines and 50% for 1911-style pistols.
Woodbridge, LLC., an international M&A firm, was founded in 1993 to provide divestiture and acquisition services to middle market companies.