Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has recapitalized Sani-Matic in partnership with management. Founded in 1943 and headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Sani-Matic is a leading provider of hygienic automated cleaning solutions to customers in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care markets. The company designs and manufactures the broadest range of automated cleaning and sanitizing systems, components and services in the industry.
“We are excited to join our new capital partner, Hamilton Robinson, as we continue to realize our growth potential,” stated Aaron Zell, CEO of Sani-Matic. “I could not be prouder of our employees and the ‘bring your best’ culture we have fostered.”
“Sani-Matic’s reputation as an industry leader and innovator positions us for continued growth,” added Bryan Downer, Vice President of Sales for Sani-Matic. “I look forward to the resources Hamilton Robinson will provide in helping us continuing to support our customers, create new solutions to solve customer problems, and to expand our reach to new markets.”
Brandon Richter, Partner at Hamilton Robinson, added that, “Sani-Matic maps across several of the core Hamilton Robinson investment themes. The company’s automation solutions remove manual labor, enable repeatable outcomes and deliver a compelling return on investment for customers. Furthermore, Sani-Matic’s addressable market continues to grow, driven by increasingly stringent compliance requirements and regulatory tailwinds.”
“We are pleased to partner with such a capable and talented management team,” continued Christian Lund, Partner at Hamilton Robinson. “A great business coupled with great leadership and our experience creates a solid foundation for future growth.”
Finn Dixon & Herling LLP and Crowe LLP provided legal and accounting advisory services to Hamilton Robinson, respectively. Stout Advisory was Sani-Matic’s exclusive representative in the transaction, with legal service provided by Godfrey & Kahn S.C.
Founded in 1943 and headquartered in Sun Prairie, Wisconsin, Sani-Matic is a leading provider of hygienic automated cleaning solutions to customers in the food, beverage, pharmaceutical and personal care markets. The company designs and manufactures the broadest range of automated cleaning and sanitizing systems, components and services in the industry.
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners is pleased to announce that it has expanded its investment team with the addition of Bryan Burroughs. Joining the team as a Senior Associate, Bryan will support new investment opportunities and portfolio development. Prior to joining HRCP, Bryan was an Associate at Goldman Sachs and a financial analyst at Bell Textron Inc. Bryan earned a B.S. in Accounting and Finance from the University of Maryland and an M.B.A. from Cornell SC Johnson College of Business.
“Bryan adds significant depth to the HRCP team and increases our bandwidth as value-added resources to our management partners. He exhibits the same traits that we drive through our businesses – integrity, transparency and accountability. We are excited to have Bryan on the team,” stated Brandon Richter, Partner at Hamilton Robinson.
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners’ portfolio company Tanknology, the world’s largest provider of environmental compliance testing and inspection services has acquired Norton Corrosion Limited (NCL). NCL is a Washington-based provider of corrosion inspection services, engineering services and manufacturer of high-quality corrosion control products.
“Tanknology’s objective has always been to meet the compliance needs of our customers and international partners. The addition of Norton’s expertise, services, and processes, further expands this mission and positions Tanknology toward many years of growth and industry leadership,” said Allen Porter, Tanknology President and CEO. “Norton Corrosion shares in our commitment to a customer-centric culture and delivery of the highest quality of service.”
“The acquisition of Norton Corrosion significantly increases the scope of Tanknology’s corrosion prevention services and solutions enabling the company to substantially expand its customer base and served end markets,” stated Jim Parmelee, Managing Director at Hamilton Robinson. “Tanknology plans to leverage its existing team of corrosion prevention technicians to support Norton’s services and solutions on a nationwide basis,” added Brandon Richter, Partner at Hamilton Robinson.
Tanknology Inc., the world’s largest provider of environmental compliance testing, inspection services, corrosion prevention and fuel quality solutions, services more than 85,000 petroleum fueling and storage facilities per year. The company provides more than 30 compliance-related service offerings and holds 22 patents for leak detection and tank monitoring technology. Internationally, Tanknology licensees span more than 20 countries, providing services to the largest petroleum operators in the world. For more information visit www.tanknology.com.
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners’ portfolio company GrayMatter, announces a new strategic merger with Michigan-based HTSE, Inc. HTSE provides automation solutions for some of the world’s largest pharmaceutical, food and beverage, chemical and manufacturing companies since 1989.
“We’re thrilled to add the strength of HTSE to GrayMatter’s Industrial Intelligence Platform,” said GrayMatter CEO and co-founder Jim Gillespie. “They’re a known powerhouse in the pharmaceutical space and in manufacturing overall. Industrial companies have an urgent need to fill talent gaps, leverage advanced analytics and protect plants and remote assets from cyber-attacks. The GrayMatter and HTSE combination creates a larger team of unmatched operational technology expertise to solve these challenges for manufacturers.”
“We expect this combination to provide HTSE’s customers with additional GrayMatter capabilities and resources, and we look forward to bringing the HTSE employees into the GrayMatter family,” stated Brandon Richter, Partner at Hamilton Robinson. “The HTSE acquisition underscores GrayMatter’s commitment to invest in people and innovative technologies to deliver enhanced value to customers,” added Jim Parmelee, Managing Director at Hamilton Robinson.
GrayMatter leverages advanced industrial analytics, industrial cybersecurity, brilliant operations and other as-a-service solutions to help companies transform their operations and empower their people. GrayMatter’s focus is on co-innovation and curating the best process and technology to drive industrial companies and utilities through their digital transformation. For more information visit www.graymattersystems.com.
Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners’ portfolio company, Zone 4, continues to re-invest in the U.S. with the acquisition of Patriot Installations. Located in California, Patriot Installations enhances Zone 4’s leading position building the e-commerce warehouses of tomorrow.
Patriot’s team brings extensive knowledge of the rapidly expanding warehouse industry. “This partnership will enable Zone 4 to continue to access new blue-chip customers and provide additional capacity to accelerate our expansion plans,” stated Steve Martinez, CEO of Zone 4.
Adam Fitzner, Managing Director of Hamilton Robinson commented, “We are excited to expand Zone 4’s installation capabilities into new areas. Last year we added a label installation segment and we will continue to acquire additional capabilities such as electrical, conveyor, and new types of robotics installation to add to our existing industry-leading capabilities in the AS/RS and racking segments.”
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