Exit Strategies Group Advises on Successful Sale of Walker Industrial

Exit Strategies Group, Inc. is pleased to announce that it recently served as exclusive M&A advisor to the owners of Walker Industrial in their successful sale to Graybar. Deal terms were not disclosed.

Founded in Newtown, Connecticut in 1977, Walker Industrial is a value-added distributor of industrial automation products in New England and online. Founder Jack Ryan says this of his experience working with Exit Strategies Group, “Their understanding of our industry and our business was second to none. Their process attracted the best strategic buyers for our company. … This led to multiple rounds of bidding and resulted in having three finalists to choose from at very attractive valuations.”

Al Statz, President of Exit Strategies Group said, “I feel honored to play a part in every client’s story but working with Jack was extra gratifying because we’ve known each other since early in my career when I was running an automation manufacturing company. Jack’s exceptional life and legacy is an inspiration, and I look forward to seeing what he does in full retirement mode. Getting to watch clients explore new passions after a successful sale or recapitalization of their life’s work is one of the reasons I love the M&A profession.”

Graybar is a leading distributor of electrical, communications and data networking products and provider of related supply chain management and logistics services.

About Exit Strategies Group

Exit Strategies is a leading provider of strategic merger and acquisition advice/execution and business valuation services. Founded in 2002, with offices in San Francisco CA and Portland OR, the firm has advised on well over 100 M&A transactions. Exit Strategies represents closely-held and family-owned companies and helps them optimize results in a strategic sale or recapitalization. Its industry expertise spans all areas of industrial automation products and services and advanced manufacturing. For more information visit www.exitstrategiesgroup.com.

Al Statz is the founder and president of Exit Strategies Group. To discuss a potential business sale, merger or acquisition, confidentially, Al can be reached at 707-781-8580 or alstatz@exitstrategiesgroup.com.