M&A Deal Summary

Axia Partners Acquires Innovative Pressure Technologies

On January 1, 2006, private equity firm Axia Partners acquired machinery company Innovative Pressure Technologies LLC for 1M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Axia Partners’ 1st transaction in the Machinery sector.
  • This is Axia Partners’ 1st largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Axia Partners’ 3rd transaction in the United States.
  • This is Axia Partners’ 1st transaction in Pennsylvania.
Investment Fate
  • Innovative Pressure Technologies was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-01-01
Target Innovative Pressure Technologies LLC
Sector Machinery
Buyer(s) Axia Partners
Deal Type Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)
Deal Value 1M USD

Target

Innovative Pressure Technologies LLC

Erie, Pennsylvania, United States
website
Innovative Pressure Technologies (IPT) is a designer and manufacturer high precision, highly reliable industrial valves and fluid control devices and components for OEM and end-user applications. Innovative Pressure Technologies is based in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Axia Partners

Boston, Massachusetts, United States

Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
SizeSmall
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Axia Capital is a private equity investment and advisory firm. Axia Capital looks to invest in under-appreciated technology assets generating revenues of $3 to $50 million. Specific areas of interest include industrial and laboratory automation, robotics and controls; enterprise software and services; sensors and instrumentation; and industrial capital equipment. Targeted transactions include acquisitions of non-core divestitures, recapitalizations, and situations requiring growth capital. Axia Capital looks to $1 to $ 5 million per transaction. Axia Capital was formed in 2003 and is based in Boston, Massachusetts.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 5
Sector (Machinery) 1 of 1
Type (Buyout (LBO, MBO, MBI)) 2 of 4
State (Pennsylvania) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 5
Year (2006) 1 of 2
Size (of disclosed) 1 of 1
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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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