Argosy buys Nationwide Industries for $22.2 mln

P&F Industries Inc sold Nationwide Industries Inc, a hardware manufacturer based in Tampa, Florida, to a subsidiary of Argosy Private Equity, a division of Argosy Capital. The purchase price was approximately $22.2 million, subject to working capital adjustment.


MELVILLE, N.Y., Feb. 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — P&F Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: PFIN)  (“P&F”) today announced the sale of  Nationwide Industries Inc., (“Nationwide”) to a subsidiary of Argosy Private Equity, a division of Argosy Capital for approximately $22.2 million, subject to working capital adjustment.

Richard Horowitz, P&F’s Chairman of the Board of Directors, Chief Executive Officer and President of P&F stated, “The sale of Nationwide is a significant component of our strategic objective of transforming P&F into a more focused organization.  Part of this business strategy is to center our position in the air tools and related accessories sector.  While Nationwide has delivered many years of earnings contributing to P&F’s overall success, this transaction is another step toward enabling P&F to move forward on its strategy, as we have divested our other diversified business units over the last several years.”  Mr. Horowitz added, “The net proceeds will be used to pay down our bank borrowings.  Lastly, I wish to point out that the staff at Nationwide is hardworking, loyal employees, who always put Nationwide, P&F as well as our shareholders first.  However, we believe this is the right decision at the right time to enable P&F to grow in a more focused and integrated manner.”

Mr. Horowitz concluded his remarks by noting, “Daroth Capital Advisors acted as financial advisor to P&F throughout this arduous process.  Many thanks go to Peter Rothschild, President of Daroth and to his team.  Their efforts contributed greatly to the success of this strategic transaction.”

About P&F Industries, Inc.

P&F Industries, Inc., through its wholly owned subsidiaries, is a leading manufacturer and importer of air-powered tools and accessories sold principally to the retail, industrial and automotive markets.  P&F’s products are sold under its own trademarks, as well as under the private labels of major manufacturers and retailers.

About Daroth Capital Advisors LLC

Daroth provides a full array of financial advisory services to companies, financial sponsors and institutional investors, including advice regarding M&A transactions, financings, and strategic planning.  Daroth is a member of FINRA and SIPC, and is registered with the SEC as a broker-dealer (  For more information regarding this transaction, please contact Peter Rothschild at (212) 687-2500.

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