Case Study: Superior Products, LLC

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  • Located in Cleveland, OH
  • Manufactures, distributes and provides logistics for a complete line of gas management systems, compressed gas fittings, assemblies and manifolds for the alternative fuel, welding, cryogenic, medical and specialty gas markets
  • Desired a significant acquisition in a growing segment of its markets. To meet personal objectives of the owners, a transition needed to be planned and executed

EdgePoint’s Solution

EdgePoint took a two step approach:
  • Provided the company with growth through acquisition (2009) by identifying and contacting Macro Technologies
  • Planned for the owners’ exit strategy and executed the sale process (2014) to Engineered Controls International

EdgePoint achieved the owner’s objectives:

  • Superior acquired Macro Technologies in 2009, a manufacturer of proprietary quick connects, relief valves, stainless hoses, and shutoff valves for compressed and cryogenic gases used in home medical, transportation, and industrial markets located on the West Coast This acquisition enabled Superior to grow in both size and profitability, while diversifying their geography, end markets and capabilities
  • Superior sold to Engineered Controls International in 2014, a manufacturer of propane valves and regulators for the gas welding industry. The transaction provided liquidity to Superior’s owners


Don Mottinger
Former CEO
Superior Products, LLC

“We’ve worked with EdgePoint since 2008, when they helped us acquire Macro Technologies of Kirkland, Washington by creatively structuring and sourcing multi-layer financing. Macro made our company much larger and more valuable, and EdgePoint continued to help us prepare for an eventual sale. When we began the sale process, they were hands-on with every key aspect of the deal, including finding motivated buyers and getting things back on track several times. They used buyer competition to negotiate a higher price and better terms. It was great to have EdgePoint on our team.”

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