TriEnda buys PE-backed PendaForm

TriEnda Holdings LLC has acquired The PendaForm Company, which was backed by Resilience Capital. No financial terms were disclosed. Livingstone provided financial advice to TriEnda on the deal. JP Morgan Chase Bank and White Oak Global Advisors LLC provided the financing for the transaction. New Concord, Ohio-based PendaForm is a provider of heavy-gauge thermoformed solutions.

PRESS RELEASE

Livingstone is pleased to announce that TriEnda Holdings, L.L.C. has acquired The PendaForm Company and will operate under Kruger Brown Holdings, LLC (collectively with TriEnda and PendaForm, the “Company”). JP Morgan Chase Bank, N.A. and White Oak Global Advisors, LLC provided the financing for the transaction. Livingstone acted as the exclusive financial advisor to TriEnda. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.

The combined operations of the Company, with manufacturing facilities in Wisconsin, Indiana, and Mexico, create the largest heavy-gauge thermoformer in North America. Primarily serving the automotive, material handling, and packaging sectors, TriEnda and PendaForm create a unique partnership with world-class engineering, manufacturing capabilities, and material expertise.

This is Livingstone’s second transaction advising TriEnda, having previously advised on the sale to Kruger Family Holdings in 2014. The Company’s President, David Kruger, commented, “Dating back to our original purchase of TriEnda in 2014, Livingstone has remained a trusted advisor. They provided expert guidance throughout the complex acquisition process and delivered a competitive marketing process to provide us with a range of financing alternatives to effectuate the transaction.”

“As a full-service M&A and debt advisory firm, this transaction is another example of how Livingstone can assist clients through the complete business lifecycle, from the evaluation of strategic initiatives to acquisitions, capital raises, and, ultimately, a sale of the business,” noted Livingstone Partner, Joseph Greenwood. “Through our competitive financing process, Livingstone was able to deliver two financing partners that not only appreciate the compelling rationale for the combination of these two businesses but also were familiar and comfortable with the Company’s primary end markets” added Mark Birkett, Co-head of Livingstone’s Debt Advisory Practice