Transom Capital Group Acquires SemiTorr Group, Inc.

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PORTLAND, Ore. – January 8, 2019 – Transom Capital Group (Transom), a leading operations-focused middle market private equity firm, today announced it has acquired SemiTorr Group, Inc. (SemiTorr), a leading distributor of high purity products, from Riverlake Partners.

SemiTorr is a leading distributor for high purity gas and fluid handling systems and components supporting the microelectronics, sanitary and industrial markets. SemiTorr’s family of products includes process equipment, tubing, hoses, fittings, valves, filtration and instrumentation. Founded in 1988, SemiTorr’s headquarters are located in Tualatin, Oregon with eight distribution centers located across the country.

“SemiTorr provides a unique value proposition to its suppliers and customers and has a best-in-class management team. It represents the market-leading brands in the high purity space, and maintains a blue-chip customer base in its respective end-markets. Partnering with SemiTorr’s leadership team was an easy decision for us and we look forward to supporting them in growing the business,” said James Oh, Partner at Transom Capital.

“We spent considerable time and energy evaluating the landscape of potential partners to find one that can support SemiTorr’s next phase of growth. Transom strongly believes in what we have done over the past several years to grow the business and has encouraged us to do more of the same. We are excited to work with them to develop new ways to serve our business partners,” said Kevin Waddell, President and CEO at SemiTorr.

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Transom was represented by O’Melveny and Myers LLP as M&A counsel and Perkins Coie as debt finance counsel on this transaction. Bank of America Merrill Lynch and PNC Mezzanine Capital provided the debt financing for the transaction.

About Transom Capital Group

Transom (www.transomcap.com) is a leading operations-focused private equity firm in the middle market with more than $500M in assets under management. The firm’s functional pattern recognition, access to capital, and proven ARMOR Value Creation Process combine with management’s industry expertise to create improved operational efficiency, significant top-line growth, cultural transformation and overall distinctive outcomes. Transom is headquartered in Los Angeles, California.

About SemiTorr Group, Inc.

The SemiTorr Group, Inc. is a leading sales and distribution company supporting the Semiconductor/Microelectronic, Sanitary and Industrial Markets. Founded in 1988, its headquarters are located in Tualatin, Oregon with eight distribution centers located across the country. SemiTorr believes in providing the best products and giving its customers outstanding service and support. Effectiveness stems from the experience of the Company’s technical sales staff coupled with a dedicated inside sales support team. SemiTorr prides itself on assisting its customers to find the right solution.