John Lawrie Group Ltd.

Overview

Deal Type Mergers & Acquisitions
Client & Transactional Partners John Lawrie Group Ltd.
Rubicon Partners
Center Rock Capital Partners
Our Role Sell-Side Advisor

Summary

KeyBanc Capital Markets (KBCM), in collaboration with Clearwater International (CWI), advised John Lawrie Group Ltd. (JLG or the Company), a portfolio company of Rubicon Partners (Rubicon), on its successful sale to Center Rock Capital Partners (Center Rock). The transaction closed on November 7, 2022. KBCM was selected to serve as Sell-Side Advisor based on our industry-leading metals investment banking practice, deep industry expertise and market relationships, and proven track-record of successful M&A execution.

Headquartered in Houston, Texas, John Lawrie is a value-added processor and distributor of steel tubular and piling products primarily used in construction and infrastructure applications. Operating out of six facilities in the US and two in the UK, the Company’s scale offers its customers a unique global supply network and the necessary technical and logistical support to meet their project demands. Customers rely on John Lawrie for reliable, high-quality surplus and secondary steel tubular products that are delivered with short lead times and unmatched customer service.

Rubicon Partners is a hands-on investment partnership focused on the acquisition of complex industrial businesses in the UK. Over the past 29 years, Rubicon has invested in 79 businesses across the manufacturing, distribution and service sectors, ranging in value from £15M to £250M. Rubicon focuses on opportunities for long-term value creation through working closely with company management in addressing strategic opportunities and operational performance.

Center Rock is a Midwest-based private equity firm focused on building leading industrial companies in the lower middle market. Center Rock seeks industrial manufacturing, industrial services and industrial distribution companies headquartered in North America, often with multinational operations and locations that serve both domestic and global markets.

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