C.W. Downer & Co. Advises SKF Group on Sale of Canfield Technologies, Inc.

BOSTON, September 29, 2015 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Kaydon Corporation, an American subsidiary of SKF Group (Sweden), has sold Canfield Technologies, Inc. to GenCap America, a Tennessee-based Private Equity firm. The deal closed on August 14, 2015.

Based in Sayreville, New Jersey, Canfield Technologies is a leading manufacturer and supplier of premium metal joining products for residential, commercial and industrial applications. With over 160 years of operating experience, the company is considered a “one-stop shop” for customers in the plumbing, electronic, stained glass, metal plating, transportation and jewelry industries. Canfield markets its high quality solders, fluxes, pastes, brazing alloys and preforms under a variety of well established brand names.

Wade Aust, Managing Director with C.W. Downer & Co., stated, “We have enjoyed a strong relationship with SKF for several years and are very happy that we could assist them with this transaction.” Chris Donegan, Director with C.W. Downer & Co., added, “We believe the divestiture achieved a successful outcome both for our client and for the Canfield business which has found a good home with GenCap. We look forward to continuing our relationship with SKF and the opportunity to support their future corporate development activities.”

The C.W. Downer & Co. team advising SKF Group with the sale included Wade Aust (Managing Director & Partner), Chris Donegan (Director), Jon Tetirick (Associate), and Nick Virga (Analyst).

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