Portfolio Sound Seal

Invested: December 2013
Located: Agawam, MA
Category: Engineered Products

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners Quietly Closes Out Its Third Fund
With Investment In Sound Seal

December 31, 2013 – Stamford, Connecticut

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, together with management, has acquired Sound Seal from its founders. Sound Seal is a designer and manufacturer of acoustical and noise control solutions for industrial and architectural applications.

Founded in 1978 and headquartered in Agawam, MA, Sound Seal offers custom-engineered commercial and architectural acoustic noise control solutions. The architectural and flooring divisions provide solutions for interior applications and the Industrial division provides solutions for community noise, construction noise and in-plant noise abatement. Sound Seal brands include Industrial Noise Control, Impacta, Woodtrends and Sound Quality.

“I am proud to be leading the Sound Seal organization as we transition to a new ownership and unlock our growth potential for years to come,” said Mr. Lupone. “The relationship with employees, suppliers and customers, so carefully nurtured over thirty-four years of business, is Sound Seal’s basis of success. That philosophy and practice will not change.”

"We find that Sound Seal's culture, products, financial performance and focus on delivering world-class solutions is a very powerful combination. We are thrilled to support Sound Seal's management team in the purchase of the company and to partner with newly appointed CEO, Joseph Lupone, as he leads the company in its next phase of growth and development."

-Chris Lund, Partner, Hamilton Robinson

Dave Gilbert, General Manager of Sound Seal shared his enthusiasm, “With this new partnership, and the unwavering dedication of our employees, Sound Seal will continue its commitment to our customers with an experienced business leader and a respected longterm investment partner with a proven ability to guide us in our continued growth. We are very pleased that the retiring founders, Barry Lyons and Rich Mulcahy, will maintain an ownership stake in the company as a demonstration of their confidence in our employees and the new ownership team.”

Hamilton Robinson was pleased to work with Focus Investment Banking LLC, who served as advisors to Sound Seal’s owners. Webster Bank, N.A., Finn Dixon & Herling LLP and Crowe Horwath LLP provided the financing, legal and accounting support for the transaction.