AZZ Buys Aquilex SRO for $250 Mln

AZZ Inc. has acquired Aquilex Specialty Repair & Overhaul, a unit of Aquilex Holding, for $250 million. The transaction closed April 1. Aquilex SRO is majority owned by Centerbridge Partners. Norcross, Ga.-based Aquilex SRO provides maintenance, repair, and overhaul services to the nuclear, fossil power, refining, chemical processing, pulp and paper, and waste-to-energy industries. Houlihan Lokey advised Aquilex SRO.

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Centerbridge Partners Acquires Aquilex

Aquilex Holdings said Friday that it has financially restructured its debt and is now majority owned by Centerbridge Partners. Also, Aquilex CEO and President Bill Varner is retiring while Donovan Boyd was named chairman of the board. Rothschild provided financial advice to Aquilex, while Alvarez & Marsal was restructuring advisor. Aquilex provides maintenance, repair and industrial cleaning solutions to the energy industry.

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