C.W. Downer & Co. Advises DORMA USA, Inc. on the Acquisition of Door Controls, Inc.

BOSTON, October 15, 2013 – C.W. Downer & Co., a leading global middle-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that DORMA USA, Inc., a subsidiary of German door technology company DORMA Holding GmbH & Co. KGaA, has acquired Door Controls, Inc. The transaction closed on July 3, 2013 and the value was not disclosed.

Headquartered in Kansas City, Door Controls, Inc. is one of the largest independent automatic door distributors in the United States with 11 locations in Kansas, Missouri, Oklahoma, Illinois, Arkansas, and Texas. The acquisition of Door Controls, Inc., will allow DORMA to increase its product, service and installation offerings in the Midwest.

"We are proud to have assisted DORMA with three acquisitions over the past year and a half, starting with the June 2012 acquisition of Florida Door Control followed by the acquisition of Rutherford Controls last November," said Wade Aust, Managing Director and Partner with C.W. Downer & Co. "We believe DORMA has been so successful in completing these transactions because it provides an excellent home for the acquired company with tremendous opportunities for growth. We look forward to continuing our relationship with DORMA as additional targets surface that fit their expansion strategy," he concluded.

DORMA USA, Inc. manufactures premium door hardware and door automation systems. It is a subsidiary of DORMA Holding GmbH & Co. KGaA of Ennepetal, Germany, a company with more than 6,800 international employees. DORMA AME Area President Wil Vandewiel in a company statement, "The door industry continues to provide us with a strong platform and one in which we want to accelerate our capabilities to provide our customers innovative door technology and premium access solutions and services."

The C.W. Downer & Co. team assisting DORMA with the acquisition included Mr. Aust (Managing Director & Partner, Boston), Ulrich Müller (Managing Director, Frankfurt), Christopher Donegan (Director, Boston), David Waldstein (Associate, Boston) and Chris DiPietro (Associate, Boston).

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