Exit Strategies Group Advises Shaltz Automation in Sale

(Flint, MI) — Exit Strategies Group, Inc. recently served as the exclusive financial advisor to Shaltz Automation, a leading regional industrial automation solutions provider, in its acquisition by Flow Control Group (FCG), a portfolio company of KKR & Co. Inc.  Deal terms were not disclosed. 

Headquartered in Flint, Michigan, Shaltz Automation provides advanced industrial automation products from many global manufacturers. Final mile assembly, manufacturing, engineering services, system integration, application know-how and technical support feature prominently in their business model. Technologies include pneumatics, vision systems, robots, machine controls, sensors and other advanced industrial automation technologies. Founded in 1975, Shaltz is a critical partner to major OEM and end user manufacturers in Michigan and Ohio serving diverse end markets such as medical device, food and beverage, automotive, electric vehicle, electronics and packaging.

“We were looking to partner with a like-minded M&A advisor who could understand and promote our unique capabilities, market position and growth potential. Exit Strategies adeptly connected us with potential partners and ensured that we selected the best option and optimized deal terms. Al Statz and Adam Wiskind were with us at every critical step,” said CEO Phil Shaltz.

Flow Control Group is a leading solutions provider focused on technically oriented products and services for the flow control, fluid handling and process and industrial automation sectors with locations throughout North America. As a critical intermediary between suppliers and customers, FCG’s distribution and technical services serve an essential function in the movement of mission critical components to a diverse array of end markets and applications. This deal expands FCG’s market coverage in the industrial automation segment of its business.

“Exit Strategies was incredibly pleased to partner with Phil, Chris Carpenter and the Shaltz Automation team, as this acquisition provides the right opportunity for Shaltz to continue its impressive growth trajectory,” said Al Statz, President of Exit Strategies Group. This transaction illustrates Exit Strategies’ expertise and continued commitment to providing strategic merger and acquisition services to leading industrial automation technology companies.

About Exit Strategies Group

Exit Strategies Group (ESG) is a California-based firm that offers strategic mergers and acquisitions advice and execution, and business valuation services. Founded in 2002, with offices in San Francisco and Portland, ESG represents private companies on the sell-side and works with private equity, public and private companies and family offices on the buy-side. Our industry expertise spans all areas of industrial automation products and services. Since inception, ESG has advised on well over 100 transactions. For more information visit www.exitstrategiesgroup.com