Berwind Corporation is a family-owned private investment firm focused on building a diversified portfolio of highly successful manufacturing and service companies. Target companies should be leaders in their respective markets, with strong organic growth prospects, and consistently high margins. Specific areas of interest include pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, office and craft, automotive, and natural resources. Acquisitions of any size are considered if they are assimilated into an existing Berwind company. Potential new platform companies range in value between $75 and $700 million, with a preferred size range of $200 to $400 million. Berwind seeks 100% ownership. Berwind Corporation dates back to 1886 and is based in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Berwind’s most common sectors for investment are consumer products (37%) and chemicals (28%). The Firm’s most common investment types include secondary buyout (46%) and buyout (lbo, mbo, mbi) (37%). In total, Berwind has invested in 8 US states and 2 different countries. Its largest (disclosed) acquisition occurred in 2011 when it acquired BWA Water Additives for $300M.
In the last 3 years, Berwind has exited 2 companies. The Firm’s most common exit type is trade sale (67%). Berwind’s largest (disclosed) exit occurred in 2015 when it sold Elmer s Products for $600M.
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