Generational Capital Markets, Inc., member FINRA/SIPC, ("GCM") an advisor to privately-held businesses for mergers & acquisitions, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Sharpe Mixers Inc., headquartered in Seattle, Washington, by Hayward Gordon ULC, headquartered in Halton Hills, Ontario - Canada. The acquisition closed on December 31, 2014.
Sharpe Mixers Inc. began in 1953 as The Burhans- Sharpe Company, a sales representative organization with equipment and engineering services for the chemical process and pulp and paper mills. After expanding in 1992, the Company updated its name and gained new machinery for welding and painting equipment, including current EPA air handling systems for a safe, clean working environment. To learn more, visit www.sharpemixers.com.
Managing Director John Poythress and Vice President Don Ho were the GCM M&A advisors for Sharpe Mixers on the transaction. "It was a great privilege for our firm to represent Sharpe Mixers in this transaction. The geographic, product-line, and endmarket synergies derived in this acquisition will contribute substantially to the combined entities' growth and success in the coming years," said John Poythress. Don Ho added, "With the significant investment in the facility expansion, new equipment, and additional staff at Sharpe Mixers' Seattle plant, the combined companies will be able to further strengthen and expand their industrial mixer offering and technical capabilities to better serve customers worldwide.
Additionally, the combined engineering expertise will make them a more pronounced innovator and technological leader in the industrial mixer market." Hayward Gordon ULC was founded in 1952 as a distributor of industrial process pumps. Hayward Gordon has evolved into a major multi-location Canadian distributor of process equipment as well as an international manufacturer of industrial pumps, mixers, and engineered systems.