V&A Capital (“V&A”) is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, SinterMet LLC, (“SinterMet”) has acquired Leadar Rolls, Inc (“Leadar” or the “Company”).
Founded in 1993 and based in Lima, OH, Leadar is a precision manufacturer of industrial rolls. The Company supplies tool steel and other rolls to a diverse set of customers operating bar, rod, section and specialty steel mills in North America. In turn, these mills supply customers operating in the steel, tubing, paper, food, construction, automotive and aerospace end markets, among others.
“Leadar is a great company with a strong reputation for providing its customers with value-added products and services. We are excited about this complementary add-on which helps expand SinterMet’s footprint, product offering and customer base. Furthermore, the combined companies will be able to leverage each other’s technical knowledge while taking advantage of cross-selling, manufacturing and cost synergies,”said Nicolò Vergani, Managing Partner of V&A.
“Leadar is an ideal fit and we are excited to bring it into the SinteMet family,” said Bill Posey, CEO of SinterMet. “The addition of Leadar positions SinterMet as a leading provider of tungsten carbide, composite and iron rolls and related products to a broad range of end-markets and geographies and creates a strong platform to expand into other product lines and end-markets.”
S&T Bank provided the financing to support the acquisition.
About V&A Capital
V&A Capital seeks majority ownership in profitable, well-run companies in North America and Europe with an EBITDA ranging from $1 million to $10 million. V&A invests primarily in the manufacturing and distribution industries but also seeks to acquire companies in the business services, consumer goods, packaging and transportation sectors. V&A’s nimble and highly experienced team has an extensive and successful track record of investing in family-owned or owner-operated businesses, working in partnership with them and management teams to pursue growth while respecting and maintaining the company’s history and culture.