BlackArch Partners Advises Blue Point Capital Partners on Sale of Smith-Cooper International to Tailwind Capital

Smith-Cooper, headquartered in Commerce, CA, is a next-generation, global industrial distribution platform, serving a diverse range of end markets that include industrial, fire protection, oil and gas, commercial and residential construction, agriculture, food and chemical processing and waterworks. The Company’s unique design-and-import model allows Smith-Cooper to aggregate demand across its various markets and to serve as a critical link between a fragmented base of 60+ vendors and a highly localized group of 4,000+ distributor customers. Smith-Cooper offers products through three highly regarded and proprietary brands: SCI®, Sharpe® and FPPI®. The Company’s diverse offering of more than 15,000 SKUs, along with its ability to deliver unparalleled service levels and efficient inventory management for its customers, positions Smith-Cooper as the industrial distribution platform of choice.

BlackArch was retained by Blue Point Capital Partners to serve as its exclusive financial advisor. The transaction continues BlackArch’s strong presence in the distribution, business services and diversified industrials sectors and is representative of the firm’s focus on providing unique M&A advisory services to market-leading growth businesses.

Juli Marley, Partner at Blue Point Capital Partners, stated, “The BlackArch team did an impeccable job managing the Smith-Cooper process on behalf of our shareholders and management. They demonstrated a high understanding of the business and were thoughtful in helping us communicate the investments we made to assemble a management team and build a platform that is well-positioned for continued growth, both organically and through add-on acquisitions. We could not be more pleased with the level of professionalism and dedication BlackArch brought to the transaction, ultimately driving a great return for all of our shareholders.”

Transaction Highlights

Tailwind Capital has acquired Smith-Cooper International from Blue Point Capital Partners

The Company’s unique, data-oriented approach to drive business decision making and high levels of customer service position Smith-Cooper as a “next-generation” platform poised to scale efficiently

Management will continue to grow the business and remain…

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