Wynnchurch Capital Sells Critical Process Systems Group
Rosemont, IL – November 3, 2021 – Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (“Wynnchurch”), a leading middle market private equity firm, announced today the sale of Critical Process Systems Group (“CPS”) to Exyte Group (“Exyte”), a global leader in the design, engineering, and delivery of high-tech facilities.
Headquartered in Boise, Idaho, CPS is a leading provider of mission-critical process solutions for highly demanding industries and applications, including the semiconductor, biopharmaceutical, life sciences and wastewater markets.
Brian Crumbaugh, Partner at Wynnchurch, stated, “CPS represented an opportunity to invest in a company with a market leading product and service offering. We are very proud and appreciative of the management team’s leadership and accomplishments during our ownership period. Exyte is an ideal partner for CPS as it looks to execute on its growth plan in the upcoming years.”
“CPS is exceptionally well-positioned in its core markets and has grown tremendously across each of its business lines during our partnership,” added Chris O’Brien, Managing Partner at Wynnchurch. “We’re thrilled with the outcome and wish the CPS team and Exyte our best.”
“Wynnchurch has been a valued partner and provided tremendous support during their ownership. They helped management grow the business, drive continuous improvement, and execute on our strategy. We are excited to be a part of Exyte as we serve the same industries and share the same high standards of technical expertise and project execution,” said Dmitry Shashkov, CEO of CPS.
“Adding CPS to the Exyte Group strengthens our services and process equipment portfolio, providing innovative product solutions and adding more value for our customers by providing immediate support for capital expansion efforts,” says Dr. Büchele, CEO of Exyte. “We look forward to welcoming more than 400 employees with expert knowledge and technical competencies to Exyte.”
William Blair & Company and Paul Hastings LLP served as financial advisor and legal counsel, respectively, to CPS and Wynnchurch Capital.
Wynnchurch is actively seeking investment opportunities for its $2.277 billion Fund V. In July, Wynnchurch acquired Trimlite, a leading manufacturer and distributor of residential doors and related door products. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include: Northern Wholesale Supply, a leading provider of RV and marine parts and accessories; The Wheel Group, a leading designer and distributor of branded aftermarket wheels, specialty tires, and related accessories; and Labrie Environmental Group, a leading manufacturer of refuse collection vehicles across North America.
About Critical Process Systems Group:
Critical Process Systems Group, headquartered in Boise, Idaho, is a leading provider of mission-critical solutions for highly demanding industries and applications. The company provides a broad range of products & services including corrosive fume exhaust ducts and air flow control devices, high purity process utility modules, biopharmaceutical processing equipment, and liquid, chemical, and gas storage, blending, and delivery control products, as well as process and mechanical engineering services and project management. For more information, please visit: https://www.cpsgrp.com.
About Wynnchurch Capital:
Wynnchurch Capital, L.P., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois, with offices in California, New York, and an affiliate in Canada, was founded in 1999, and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in the United States and Canada that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with $4.2 billion of committed capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs and restructurings. For more information, please visit: https://www.wynnchurch.com.
Exyte is a global leader in the design, engineering, and delivery of facilities for high-tech industries. With a history of more than 100 years, the company has developed unique expertise in controlled and regulated environments. Exyte has a truly global footprint, serving the most technically demanding clients in markets such as semiconductors, batteries, pharmaceuticals, biotechnology, and data centers. The company offers a full range of services, from consulting to the managing of turnkey solutions – delivered to the highest quality and safety standards. Solving the most complex challenges, Exyte forges trusted, long-lasting relationships with its clients. In 2020, Exyte generated sales of EUR 4.1 billion with over 4,900 highly experienced and motivated employees. The company is ideally positioned to further strengthen its market leadership with its broad industry insight and its exceptional talents.
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Christopher P. O’Brien
Brian R. Crumbaugh
Carl R. Howe