TVV Capital (“TVV Capital” or “TVV”), an established, value-oriented, lower middle-market buyout firm focused on niche manufacturing, today announced that it successfully completed the acquisition of Big 3 Precision Products, Inc. (“Big 3”) effective September 28, 2012. Big 3 is a market-leading niche manufacturer of injection blow molds, tooling and fabrication products. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 1970 and headquartered in Centralia, IL, Big 3 is a profitable manufacturer with a diversified revenue stream and top-tier customer base. The company’s two fast-growing lines of business include precision injection blow molds and tooling and metal fabrication products.
Customers for Big 3’s precision injection blow molds include major players in the pharmaceutical and personal care products markets including GlaxoSmithKline, Bristol-Myers Squibb, and Procter & Gamble. Leaders in the automotive industry including Ford, General Motors, Chrysler and Mercedes benefit from the company’s tooling and metal fabrication products. The company’s growth is attributable to long-standing relationships with marquee global customers and a quality reputation for highly engineered product lines in each of its business units.
Alan Scheidt, Big 3’s President and CEO commented, “We were looking for a trusted partner with the shared vision and strong operations experience required to take full advantage of market expansion and globalization opportunities. The TVV team represents a collaborative and supportive partner with deep knowledge and experience in building a strong labor force and globalizing product lines to support Big 3’s next phase of growth.”
Andrew W. Byrd, TVV Capital’s President commented, “We look forward to partnering with Big 3’s talented, multi-generational leadership team whose deep industry knowledge and experience have successfully built market-leading positions in two stable and growing businesses.” He added, “The Big 3 transaction represents a classic case study of TVV’s value-oriented approach and value creation strategy. The investment was sourced through TVV’s proprietary origination database and direct calling efforts and purchased directly from the owners. Our operationally-focused team is uniquely equipped to work with Big 3 management to build the operating scale needed to accelerate Big 3’s growth and profitability over the coming years.”