Precision Cutting buys majority of CID Performance Tooling

Alleghany Capital Corp said June 24 that it formed Precision Cutting Technologies Inc, which has acquired a majority of CID Performance Tooling Inc. Financial terms weren’t announced. CID, of Saco, Maine, makes precision cutting tools.

NEW YORK, NY, June 24, 2019 – Alleghany Capital Corporation (“Alleghany Capital”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Alleghany Corporation, today announced the formation of Precision Cutting Technologies, Inc. (“Precision Cutting Technologies”) and the acquisition by Precision Cutting Technologies of a majority interest in CID Performance Tooling, Inc. (“CID”). Headquartered in Saco, ME, CID is a leading manufacturer of high-performance precision cutting tools. Precision Cutting Technologies is a new Alleghany Capital holding company that will include Bourn & Koch, Inc. (“Bourn & Koch”), Diamond Technology Innovations, Inc. (“DTI”), which Bourn & Koch acquired in 2016, and CID.
David Van Geyzel, President and Chief Executive Officer of Alleghany Capital, commented, “This transaction is consistent with Alleghany Capital’s strategy of expanding its investment in the consumable tooling and precision machine tool sectors. The formation of Precision Cutting Technologies will not change how Bourn & Koch, DTI, and CID go to market or operate, but is reflective of the broader array of companies Alleghany Capital owns in the automated machine tool and consumable tooling industries. Alleghany Capital is pleased to welcome CID to the Precision Cutting Technologies platform and looks forward to supporting Bourn & Koch, DTI, and CID as they continue to serve their markets and work together to provide enhanced capabilities to their customers.”
Terry Derrico, President of Bourn & Koch and Precision Cutting Technologies, added, “We are excited to partner with Jay Lowery, Founder and President of CID, as well as his experienced team, and believe that both companies’ employees, customers, and suppliers will benefit from this combination. The acquisition of CID enhances Precision Cutting Technologies’ portfolio of cutting consumables, while expanding our business in the aerospace and defense and medical end-markets. With Jay continuing to lead the company post-transaction, CID’s day-to-day operations will not be impacted. However, we believe CID will be well positioned to accelerate growth and expand its market presence in combination with Precision Cutting Technologies’ growing platform and the support of Alleghany Capital.”
“Over the past thirty years, CID has become a leader in producing the highest quality tooling solutions for some of the industry’s most demanding customers,” stated Mr. Lowery. “As we build on our proven track record of quality and innovation, we are pleased to have found a long-term home for the company and are excited about the opportunities that will result from this transaction.”
Dinan & Company, LLC acted as financial adviser and Olshan Frome Wolosky LLP acted as legal counsel to Alleghany Capital. Ainsworth, Thelin & Raftice, P.A. acted as legal counsel to CID.
About Alleghany Capital Corporation
Alleghany Capital Corporation owns and manages a diverse portfolio of middle market businesses for its parent company, Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y). Alleghany Capital’s industrial businesses include: (i) Precision Cutting Technologies, Inc., a holding company focused on the precision machine tool and consumable cutting tools markets through Bourn & Koch, Inc., Diamond Technology Innovations, Inc. and CID Performance Tooling, Inc.; (ii) R.C. Tway Company, LLC (dba Kentucky Trailer), a manufacturer of custom trailers and truck bodies for several niche end markets; (iii) WWSC Holdings, LLC, a structural steel fabricator and erector for commercial, manufacturing, and transportation
infrastructure projects; and (iv) Wilbert Funeral Services, Inc., a provider of products and services for the funeral and cemetery industries and precast concrete market. Alleghany Capital’s non-industrial businesses include: (i) Concord Hospitality Enterprises Company, a hotel management and development company; (ii) IPS-Integrated Project Services, LLC, a provider of design, engineering, procurement, construction management, and validation services for the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries; and (iii) Jazwares, LLC, a global toy, entertainment, and musical instrument company. For additional information about Alleghany Capital Corporation, please visit
About Precision Cutting Technologies, Inc.
Precision Cutting Technologies is a holding company with three operating segments: (i) Bourn & Koch, Inc., a provider of precision automated machine tool solutions with a portfolio of 28 well-known brands and a focus on gear and grinding machinery; (ii) Diamond Technology Innovations, Inc. a manufacturer of waterjet orifices and nozzles and a provider of related services; and (iii) CID Performance Tooling, Inc., a provider of high-performance solid carbide end mills. For additional information about Precision Cutting Technologies, please visit
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