Washington, DC, (March 18, 2021) – FOCUS Investment Banking (“FOCUS”), a national middle market investment banking firm providing merger, acquisition, divestiture and corporate finance services, announced today that ARCH Global Precision, LLC, based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, has acquired H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company, located in Pinellas Park, Florida. FOCUS represented ARCH in the transaction.
H. & S. manufactures precision, complex machined parts from castings, forgings, bar or plate stock for the aerospace and defense sectors. H. & S. joins the ARCH Precision Components Segment, reinforcing the company’s proven and trusted position as a leading and growing supplier to aerospace and defense markets worldwide. H. & S. expands and solidifies the precision-machining and manufacturing capabilities at ARCH Precision Components locations across the country.
“H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company brings us extensive 4-axis machining capabilities along with automation for long unattended run times as well as NADCAP-certified finishing services supported by a focused strength in complex masking operations,” said Andy Spiering, Divisional President of the ARCH Precision Components Segment. “We’re fortunate to be partnering with a company of the stature of H. & S. There’s a close cultural alignment between our teams and solid synergistic strengths in our combined operations. H. & S. has cultivated a strong reputation in the manufacturing industry that aligns with our laser-like focus on collaboration and commitment to the overall success of our customers.”
Jim Swanson, former owner of H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company, calls the move a win-win for his operation and ARCH.
“It’s a really good match, one that will succeed for our employees and for ARCH,” Swanson said. “We identify with the ARCH philosophy, and we will continue to excel under their leadership. Over many decades, the H. & S. Swansons’ Tool Company team has worked diligently to establish an industry reputation for quality and reliability. We have built our legacy on a desire to do the difficult, do it extremely well, and make it happen consistently. This partnership is the ultimate reward for our efforts—and the timing is right.”
FOCUS Investment Banking has represented ARCH in four previous acquisitions, including its 2020 purchases of Cling's Aerospace and Morsch Machine.
John Slater, Team Leader of FOCUS Advanced Manufacturing & Automation, said: “FOCUS is proud to have helped ARCH build one of the premier precision components manufacturing firms in the U.S. ARCH has built a great reputation not only as a top-quality manufacturer, but as an acquirer that preserves and builds on the culture, the teams and the capabilities of the firms it acquires. With a focus on collaboration among its plants, ARCH provides the firms it acquires with access to a broad set of advanced capabilities they could never achieve on their own. While the consolidation of the precision machining industry has been underway for some time, the current environment has increased the incentives for companies to become part of a larger organization with the resources to weather the storm.”
About ARCH Global Precision
ARCH Global Precision, a Jordan Company platform company based in metro Detroit, manufactures high-quality cutting tools, medical instruments and implants, and precision-machined components for a range of critical applications. ARCH has dozens of facilities strategically located across the country serving the medical, aerospace, defense, energy, semiconductor, surgical robotics, and progressive industrial markets. The teams at ARCH are metalworking professionals with industry-leading tight-tolerance manufacturing expertise. ARCH provides innovative and practical solutions to the complex manufacturing challenges of its customers.
About FOCUS Investment Banking
With more than three decades of experience, FOCUS Investment Banking is a trusted name in middle market M&A advisory services worldwide. Whether helping to sell, buy, or raise capital, FOCUS strives to maximize the value of every transaction for the benefit of its clients. Securities transactions conducted by FOCUS Securities LLC, an affiliated company, registered Broker Dealer member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, visit www.focusbankers.com.
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