HRCP recaps American Roller

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has recapitalized Union Grove, Wisconsin-based American Roller Company, a provider of engineered services and industrial rollers. No financial terms were disclosed.


Stamford, CT – February 7, 2019 – Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners (“HRCP”), together with management and co-investors, has recapitalized American Roller Company, LLC (“American Roller”). American Roller, headquartered in Union Grove, Wisconsin, is a leading provider of engineered services and industrial rollers including rubber and urethane coverings, plasma coatings, and core fabrication.

CEO, Dan Cahalane stated, “This substantial investment will allow American Roller to build upon its strong foundation by providing it with additional resources to increase its responsiveness to customers and accelerate its growth plans. It also provides the additional capital to pursue add-on acquisitions that will leverage our broad infrastructure and help us expand into new markets. We are really excited about the potential opportunities this partnership creates and our bright future ahead”.

“American Roller is exactly the sort of company that HRCP is interested in as a partner – a leading service provider in the industrial segment with a strong ambitious management team focused on taking its business to the next level. We are very fortunate to have this opportunity and will immediately be able to add value and support management in achieving their expansion plans,” said Adam Fitzner, Managing Director at HRCP.

“Over the last 80 years, American Roller has developed its strong reputation as a technical leader and innovator in its core markets. By purchasing the web processing division, we will empower management to dedicate their full focus and resources to the web processing industry, accelerating its growth and providing enhanced solutions to its customers,” said Chris Lund, Partner at HRCP.

American Roller Company is an industry leading provider of engineered services and industrial rollers including rubber and urethane coverings, plasma coatings, and core fabrication. Founded in 1938 and based in Union Grove, WI, American Roller Company has multiple facilities spread throughout the United States and a facility in China. Operating under American Roller Company, Plasma Coatings, and C.R.E.W. brand names, American Roller Company is committed to providing its valued customers ever-improving products, services, and performance.

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Founded in 1984 and based in Stamford, CT, HRCP is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on making control investments in North American-based commercial service, distribution, specialty industrial manufacturing, and industrial technology businesses. HRCP has completed over $1.3 billion in transactions supporting over 50 family businesses and corporate divestitures and is currently investing out of its fourth committed fund. Investors include leading financial institutions, funds, family offices and individuals in the U.S. and Europe. For more information visit