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The Jordan Company Announces the Acquisition of ARCH Global Precision

ARCH Global Precision (“ARCH”), a Strength Capital Partners and Main Post Partners platform company that is focused on manufacturing precision cutting tools, precision machined industrial components and medical implants and instruments has been acquired by The Jordan Company (“TJC”) effective as of today. Mr. Eli Crotzer, President and CEO of ARCH Global Precision and the entire ARCH senior management team intend to continue operating in their current roles under TJC’s ownership. “We are exceedingly pleased to announce the sale of ARCH to TJC” commented Mr. Crotzer. “On behalf of the entire ARCH team I would like to thank the good folks at Strength Capital Partners and Main Post Partners for their support and partnership over the last several years. Together we have achieved an extraordinary number of important milestones in building ARCH into a leading high-precision metalworking platform. I could not be more excited to be having TJC acquire ARCH, as they share our vision for growth and cultural preservation at ARCH. I am confident that this next chapter of growth at ARCH with TJC will be every bit as rewarding and energizing as the last several years have been under the ownership of Strength Capital Partners and Main Post Partners” concluded Mr. Crotzer.

“We are thrilled by this excellent outcome. Our investors will receive a very good return on their investment and the Company is getting an ideal partner for the next leg of its incredible growth”, commented Mark McCammon, Managing Partner at Strength Capital Partners.

“We are grateful to the management team at ARCH who have led a significant transformation in ARCH’s business since our investment, and we wish them well under new ownership”, added Scott Bell, Partner at Main Post Partners.

“We are delighted to be partnering with the ARCH management team to support its next phase of growth. ARCH is an industry-leading platform with a best-in-class management team. We will continue to invest heavily in the business to support organic growth and strategic acquisitions”, commented Mike Denvir, Partner at The Jordan Company.

Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to ARCH and Jaffe, Raitt Heuer & Weiss acted as the exclusive legal advisor to ARCH for this transaction.


Competitive Carbide, Inc. acquired by ARCH Global Precision

ARCH Global Precision (“ARCH”), a Strength Capital Partners and Main Post Partners platform company that is focused on manufacturing precision cutting tools, precision machined industrial components and medical implants and instruments has acquired Competitive Carbide, Inc. (“CCI”), located in Mentor, Ohio. CCI is a manufacturer of customized solid carbide drills, end mills, reamers, indexable tools and custom inserts. Additionally, CCI manufactures Polycrystalline Diamond (“PCD”) tipped tools and inserts, which is a new product offering for the ARCH Cutting Tools segment.

“We are very pleased to announce the acquisition of CCI, as this acquisition further broadens ARCH’s cutting tool product offering. Specifically, the transaction expands our offering of custom indexable tooling, coolant through carbide drills, and adds significant experience in PCD tooling capabilities. In addition, CCI brings an experienced and highly technical engineering team that provides quick turnaround custom tooling solutions,” commented Jeff Cederstrom, ARCH Global Precision Divisional President of Cutting Tools. “Adding CCI’s PCD tooling capabilities fills a product gap within our broad product offering, and supports our ongoing strategy of providing a one-stop solution to our customers for all of their cutting tool needs. Separately, in late 2018 CCI took occupancy of a new state-of-art custom facility adjacent to its primary facility. The new facility, along with recent significant capital investments, adds incremental capacity to support the growing needs of our customers and will help facilitate CCI’s next stage of growth,” concluded Mr. Cederstrom.

Tom Cirino, the former owner and continuing President of CCI, commented, “I am excited to announce the sale of Competitive Carbide to ARCH. In choosing an acquirer to sell the company to, it was important to identify a buyer who understood our business, had good cultural alignment and who was committed to the continued growth of CCI. Having stayed in contact with Jeff and the ARCH team over the last several years, I was confident ARCH was the ideal buyer for CCI and its employees.” Mr. Cirino will continue in his current role as President of CCI during the next stage of growth under ARCH’s ownership.


American Tool Service & OrthoGrind acquired by ARCH Global Precision

ARCH Global Precision (“ARCH”), a Strength Capital Partners and Main Post Partners platform company that is focused on manufacturing precision cutting tools, precision-machined industrial components, and medical implants and instruments has acquired American Tool Service, Inc. and OrthoGrind, LLC (“ATS” and “OrthoGrind”), with locations in Fort Wayne, Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana. ATS is a manufacturer of standard and custom carbide end mills, drills and rotary shank cutting tools for the medical, aerospace and general industrial markets. In addition, OrthoGrind provides grinding services for medical instruments, including drills, taps, reamers and extractors. Post close, ATS will become part of ARCH’s Cutting Tools division.

“We are excited to announce the acquisition of ATS, as this acquisition further expands ARCH’s cutting tool product offering. Additionally, ATS brings an experienced and highly technical commercial sales team that places a high degree of emphasis on engineering solutions and design,” commented Jeff Cederstrom, ARCH Global Precision Divisional President of Cutting Tools. “Adding ATS’ Eliminator series of high-performance end mills and design capabilities for custom tooling applications will drive incremental growth for ARCH Cutting Tools. Furthermore, OrthoGrind’s medical instrument grinding services will be leveraged by ARCH’s medical division, ARCH Medical Solutions (“AMS”), to expand the product offering for the AMS customer base,” concluded Mr. Cederstrom.

Todd Gibson, the former owner and continuing President of ATS, commented, “I am pleased to announce the partnership between ATS and ARCH. It was important to identify a partner with a strong presence in the cutting tool industry, and one who shared a similar strategic vision for the business. Given the reputation and market position of ARCH Cutting Tools, I was confident ARCH would be the ideal partner to take ATS to the next level.” Mr. Gibson will continue in his current role as President of ATS during the next stage of growth under ARCH’s ownership.


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