Breakwater makes control investment in Matcon Group

Breakwater Management has made a control investment in Coquitlam, British Columbia-based Matcon Group of Companies.

Breakwater Management has made a control-stake investment in Coquitlam, British Columbia-based Matcon Group of Companies, a provider of specialty services, including excavation and shoring, environmental remediation, demolition and underground utilities services. No financial terms were disclosed. Cherng Family Trust co-invested with Breakwater, while TD Bank provided debt financing.

PRESS RELEASE

LOS ANGELES–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Breakwater Management LP (“Breakwater”), a leading capital provider to the U.S. lower middle market, announced today that it has expanded its investment management platform to include a control private equity strategy. This new effort builds upon Breakwater’s 12-year history providing growth capital and acquisition financing through both private debt and structured equity. The platform extension will focus on partnering with outstanding management teams and founders to create significant value through operational improvements, the execution of organic growth opportunities, as well as add-on acquisitions.

“With this new vertical, we’ve expanded our ability to meet the full range of financing needs a lower middle market company may have, further differentiating Breakwater as a capital provider and value-added partner,” said Saif Mansour, Co-Managing Partner. “This is a natural complement to our existing set of flexible capital solutions, which now includes direct loans, and both minority and majority equity investments,” said Eric Beckman, Co-Managing Partner.

In conjunction with the announcement of the control private equity platform expansion, Breakwater is also pleased to announce its inaugural platform investment in the Matcon Group of Companies (“Matcon”). Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Matcon is a leading commercial contractor in the region, providing a full range of specialty services including excavation and shoring, environmental remediation, demolition and underground utilities services, for large scale civil infrastructure, commercial and residential projects.

“We are thrilled to partner with Stephen Jungaro, Adam Heath, and Stephen Custeau, as significant rollover shareholders, and the rest of the talented Matcon team,” said Darrick Geant, Partner at Breakwater. “Matcon’s impressive track record and recent large project wins serve as an outstanding platform for future expansion. The company’s long-tenured management team has built a market leading position with a blue-chip customer base, and we look forward to supporting their continued success.”

“This is an important new chapter in Matcon’s growth story,” said Stephen Jungaro, Co-Founder of Matcon. “We are very excited to partner with the team at Breakwater as we work to further build the company’s suite of services and opportunity set. In addition to its partnership approach and value as a capital partner, we believe that Breakwater’s previous experience in the industry will bring valuable perspective and operational insights to assist us with our business going forward.”

“We see significant future expansion opportunities through both organic and inorganic growth initiatives, and Stephen and I are extremely excited to continue to lead Matcon through its next stage of development in our roles as executives and shareholders of the Company,” said Adam Heath, Co-Founder of Matcon.

Los Angeles, California based Cherng Family Trust coinvested with Breakwater, and TD Bank provided debt financing in support of the transaction.

McGuireWoods LLP and Lawson Lundell LLP served as Breakwater’s legal counsel on the transaction.

Sequoia Mergers & Acquisitions Corp. advised Matcon on the transaction.

About Breakwater Management LP
Based in Los Angeles, Breakwater Management LP provides flexible debt and equity capital to growing lower middle market companies. The firm aligns itself with committed management teams, owners, and sponsors, providing creative financing solutions tailored to meet individual company needs. Breakwater principals bring an average investment and operating experience of over 27 years and have built the firm on a deep commitment to integrity, partnership, and growth. For more information, please visit www.breakwatermgmt.com.

About Matcon
Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada and founded in 2001, Matcon is a leading commercial contractor in British Columbia specializing in excavation and shoring services. Matcon provides a full range of specialty services including, excavation and shoring, environmental remediation, demolition and underground utilities services for large scale civil infrastructure, commercial and residential projects. For more information, please visit www.matcon.ca.