Tyden Group Buys E.J. Brooks Co.

Tyden Group Holdings Corp., a portfolio company of Crimson Investment, has acquired E.J. Brooks Co., a Livingston, N.J.-based provider of security seals and metering related products. No financial terms were disclosed.

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Tyden Group Holdings Corporation, a portfolio company of Crimson Investment, announced on Wednesday, November 4th, the acquisition of E.J. Brooks Company, a leading provider of security seals and metering related products.

Ian Morton, a Crimson Partner, commented, “We are very excited about combining two such well established names in the security seals industry. The union between Tyden and E.J. Brooks should enable us to provide our global customers with enhanced service and reach, offer expanded opportunities for our employees, and capitalize on our innovative product portfolio.”

Putting these two organizations together immediately provides our customers with a broader product portfolio and access to a global sales and service network. This strong platform augmented with expanded new product development and manufacturing operations in Asia, Europe and North America should create new market opportunities and drive significant growth for the business, “said Gary Edwards, CEO of Tyden Group Holdings.

As a result of the acquisition, the company will be reorganized into the following three business units.

— Tyden Brooks Security Products Group – The two global security seal
companies, formerly TydenBrammall and E.J. Brooks, will be combined to
form the Tyden Brooks Security Products Group. The headquarters for this
group will be located in Livingston, New Jersey.
— Tyden Brooks Utility Products Group – The UPG division, a premier
supplier of metering-related products such as meter adapters, test
switches, meter sockets and seals sold to utilities, will continue to
operate as a standalone business with its headquarters in Farmington
Hills, Michigan.

— Telesis Technologies – The Telesis division that provides laser and
mechanical direct part marketing systems for product identification and
traceability applications will continue to operate as a standalone
business with its headquarters in Circleville, Ohio.

About Tyden Group Holding Corp.: Tyden Group companies have become leaders in their industries by serving customers around the world with innovative and customized security solutions and product identification technology. Through its two divisions, TydenBrammall (www.tydenbrammall.com) and Telesis Technologies (www.telesis.com) the Company provides products that ensure greater security for the transportation of goods and increased efficiency throughout the global supply chain.

About E.J. Brooks Company: E.J. Brooks’ (www.ejbrooks.com) innovative products have been used by a diverse number of industries to safeguard their revenue and assets. Brooks provides security seals and locking devices and metering related products to the transportation, retail, money handling, chemical, pharmaceutical, healthcare and utility industries.

About Crimson Investments: Established in 1993, Crimson is an international private equity firm focused on investments in manufacturing and services companies.