Case Study: SIFCO Industries

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  • SIFCO Industries, worldwide provider of engineered forged components to the Aerospace and Energy markets, decided to divest its non-core group of surface enhancement technologies – three subsidiaries with seven facilities across North America and Europe.  
  • The Group provides onsite and in-house selective plating services.  It also makes plating equipment and supplies, and offers customer training and engineering services to its diverse customer base.   
    The Group’s leading position in its niche market, unique capabilities and customer satisfaction resulted in strong profitability and continuing growth.

EdgePoint’s Solution

Working with SIFCO, we addressed the issues involved in separating the Group from the parent company and developed stand-alone financial statements.
Working with allied firms in AICA (the Alliance of International Advisors), we reviewed 200 worldwide buyer prospects and conducted a full auction with those approved by our client.  The successful buyer was Norman Hay, plc, a strategic acquirer in the United Kingdom.


  • Our client attained its objectives – to find a good home for the Group and maximize shareholder value. 


Michael Lipscomb
President & CEO
SIFCO Industries (NYSE: SIF)

“EdgePoint was the right choice for our divestiture. They gave us small firm attention and big firm results. They brought to the table a synergistic UK buyer that is the perfect fit for our industrial equipment, supplies and service business, and then they got the job done.”

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