C.W. Downer & Co. Advises Superior Controls, Inc. on its Partnership with DFW Capital Partners

BOSTON, March 24, 2016 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that Superior Controls, Inc. (“Superior Controls”) has received a significant equity investment from DFW Capital Partners. The transaction closed on March 22, 2016 and the terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Founded in 1993, Superior Controls has developed into one of the largest providers of mission-critical systems integration and other engineering services in the Northeast. Superior Controls focuses on the biotechnology market, offering services that include system integration, testing and validation and ongoing maintenance and support work for complex automated manufacturing systems. Many of the Company’s engineers are “embedded” on-site with strategic clients, providing value-added services and ensuring that clients remain in compliance at all times with manufacturing standards specified by the FDA and other regulatory organizations.

Superior Controls will remain headquartered in Seabrook, NH following the transaction, and the current leadership team, including co-founders Rick Pierro and Mark LaRoche, will continue to manage the business. “We founded Superior on the simple principle that taking good care of our employees and partners would lead to growth and success with our customers,” said Mr. Pierro. “We are very pleased to be partnering with DFW Capital and look forward to their support, vision and guidance in helping Superior Controls continue its tremendous growth and success.”

C.W. Downer’s industrial services team managed the transaction process for Superior Controls. “The founders of Superior Controls have built a rapidly growing company with a truly innovative service model and exceptional profitability,” said Wade Aust, Managing Director and Partner at C.W. Downer & Co. “These attributes resulted in strong interest from both strategic investors and financial sponsors and allowed us to maximize value for our client. We are delighted our process led to an investment by DFW Capital that will allow management to continue to build on the Company’s success.”

“The leadership teams at both Superior Controls and DFW Capital played a critical role in bringing this transaction to a close,” noted Greg Fanikos, Director at C.W. Downer & Co. “The teams developed a common vision for the future of the Company that guided our negotiations and allowed us to press through a number of issues on our way to closing the deal.”

The C.W. Downer & Co. team assisting Superior Controls included Mr. Wade Aust (Managing Director & Partner), Mr. Greg Fanikos (Director), Mr. Jon Tetirick (Associate) and Mr. Mike Fernandes (Analyst).

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