Southlake Equity sells Waples Manufacturing to investor group

Southlake Equity Group has sold Fort Worth, Texas-based Waples Manufacturing, Inc., which provides precision machined services for the oil and gas market, to an investor group led by Banyan Investment Partners. Quarton Partners worked as the exclusive financial advisor to Waples in the deal.

Press Release

Quarton Partners is pleased to announce that Southlake Equity Group (“Southlake”) has sold Waples Manufacturing, Inc. (“Waples”) to an investor group led by Banyan Investment Partners (“Banyan”). Waples is a provider of precision machined solutions to the oil and gas industry. Quarton Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Waples in this transaction.

Dale Bradley, President of Waples said, “We look forward to growing the business and continually providing quality service to our customers with the support of Banyan and their group of investors.”

Waples Manufacturing (www.waples.com), headquartered in Fort Worth, Texas, is a full-service provider of precision machined solutions for the oil and gas market. Waples manufactures highly engineered products that are used in a number of severe-duty applications, including hydraulic fracturing pump and tank equipment, cementing, oilfield tooling, plunger lift systems, mining drill rig equipment and aviation communications equipment. Throughout its 50-year history, Waples has developed a sterling reputation among its customer base by manufacturing products under short lead times for both low and high volume applications.

Southlake Equity Group (www.southlakeequity.com) is a private equity firm located in Southlake, Texas. Southlake’s investment thesis is rooted in partnering with management teams to develop and implement long-term strategies to create industry leaders in the middle market.

Banyan Investment Partners (www.banyaninvestors.com) is a private equity firm based in Miami, Florida that provides private equity and mezzanine capital. Banyan currently has over $400 million of committed capital under management.

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Quarton Partners (www.quartonpartners.com), headquartered in Birmingham, Michigan, is a premier middle market investment banking firm, serving privately held and publicly traded companies, as well as private equity firms. Quarton Partners assists its clients with mergers and acquisitions, private capital raising, restructurings, valuations and other financial advisory services. Its principals have successfully completed hundreds of engagements in a variety of industries across the U.S. and throughout the world.

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