Sentinel Capital Partners Sells Power Products

Sentinel Capital Partners Sells Power Products


Complex Carveout Creates Leader in Electrical Products Industry

NEW YORK, N.Y. – Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in promising companies at the lower end of the middle market, announced the sale of Power Products, LLC, a leading global provider of branded electrical products and systems. Details of the transaction were not disclosed.

Headquartered in Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, Power Products designs, manufactures, and distributes branded electrical tools, components, and power conversion products and solutions. Power Products primarily serves the electrical construction, repair and remodel, marine and recreation, industrial, power, and transportation end markets. Power Products owns a broad portfolio of industry-leading brands including BEP, Blue Sea Systems, Del City, Gardner Bender, Lenco Marine, Marinco, Mastervolt, ProMariner, and Sperry Instruments.

“We are very proud of what was accomplished in partnership with Power Products’ incredibly talented management team,” said Eric Bommer, a partner at Sentinel. “Following the carveout of Power Products from Actuant Corporation in 2013, together with management, we were able to create a robust, standalone business, refocus it strategically through several acquisitions and divestitures, and reduce its overall complexity. Power Products has excelled over the past three years, and we are confident they will continue to succeed under the leadership of existing management.”

Power Products’ CEO, David Scheer, an electrical industry veteran who has served as its head since 2011, commented, “We thank Sentinel for a very rewarding partnership over the past three years. Together, we built Power Products into a worldclass business with a leading portfolio of brands and positioned it well for long-term growth.”

The past year has been highly productive for Sentinel. Besides exiting Power Products, Sentinel made six new platform investments, including: Altima Dental, the largest dental services organization in Canada; Cabi, a leading direct marketer of women’s fashion apparel; The Luminaires Group, a leading North American manufacturer of specification-grade lighting products; Quick Weight Loss Centers, a multistate provider of highly differentiated weight loss management services; Revenew International, a leading provider of cost recovery and cost containment services; and SONNY’S Enterprises, the worldwide leader in conveyorized car wash systems.

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