Sentinel Capital buys RotoMetrics

Sentinel Capital Partners has acquired St. Louis-based RotoMetrics, a provider of precision rotary tooling and accessories. No financial terms were disclosed.

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NEW YORK, November 18, 2014 – Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the middle market, today announced its acquisition of RotoMetrics, a leading global provider of precision rotary tooling and accessories. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, RotoMetrics provides made-to-order precision rotary cutting dies and engineered tooling for web converting and printing applications. These products are critical components in the production of a wide array of tags, labels and packaging items used in the consumer goods, healthcare and industrial markets. RotoMetrics has an established global footprint of 11 facilities spanning nine countries on four continents and maintains deep relationships with a highly diverse blue chip customer base of more than 5,000 converters and OEMs. RotoMetrics enjoys the #1 position in its core tag and label market.

“We are excited to partner with RotoMetrics, a company with a 57-year history of providing great products and services to a longstanding and loyal customer base,” said Jim Coady, a partner at Sentinel. “Under its current management team, RotoMetrics has undergone a fundamental transformation to a global leader with a strong financial profile, and is superbly positioned for future growth.”

“We are very pleased to have Sentinel as our new partner,” said RotoMetrics CEO Bob Spiller. “Sentinel’s deep experience investing in specialty industrial businesses will support our efforts to expand and strengthen our worldwide market presence.”
Sentinel has broad experience investing in specialty industrial businesses. Current and prior investments include: Alemite (industrial lubrication equipment); Chase Doors (specialty doors); Chromalox (precision heating technology); Colson (casters and wheels); Engineered Controls International (pressure regulators, valves); Fasloc (underground mine roof support systems); IEP Technologies (industrial explosion protection products); LTI Boyd (rubber and plastic sealing systems); and PlayCore (commercial playground and recreation equipment).

About Sentinel Capital Partners
Sentinel Capital Partners specializes in buying and building businesses at the lower end of the middle market in the United States and Canada in partnership with management. Sentinel targets aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, distribution, food and restaurants, franchising, healthcare, and industrial businesses. Sentinel invests in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, and going-private transactions of established businesses with EBITDA of up to $50 million. Sentinel also invests in special situations, including balance sheet restructurings, and operational turnarounds. For more information about Sentinel, visit www.sentinelpartners.com.

About RotoMetrics
RotoMetrics, headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, is a worldwide leader in precision rotary tooling for the printing and converting industries. RotoMetrics supports customers from manufacturing and repair service facilities in nine countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Australia and Thailand. Learn more at www.rotometrics.com.