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Bigelow Advises Dunn Industries on its Acquisition by Tekni-Plex

Dunn Industries, Inc. announced that it has been acquired by Tekni-Plex, Inc., a global manufacturer of highly engineered products, components, and materials.  Dunn will continue to produce its custom medical tubing and mandrel extrusions at its manufacturing facility located in Manchester, New Hampshire.  Going forward, it will be known as Dunn Industries, a Tekni-Plex business, with Dunn's former president, Duane D. Dunn, as its general manager.  This is the successful culmination of an initiative led by Bigelow to proactively seek the next owner of Dunn Industries.

Dunn Industries
Dunn Industries aquired by TekniPlex

Dunn (www.dunnindustries.com), founded in 1987, is a leading manufacturer of high quality, close tolerance custom plastic tubing for the medical device market. Dunn has expertise in a wide range of thermoplastic materials and offers both standard and custom-engineered tubing solutions.  Products include single and multi-lumen, coextruded, striped or braided tubing.  Products range from simple, single lumen catheters used for drainage, to complex, multi-lumen tubing for coronary angioplasty and drug delivery devices.

“As we continue to expand, we need a partner that has material science technical expertise and sales resources to help us realize our potential. Our family is proud to have helped pioneer the plastics extrusion medical tubing market and it was time to find a new partner. ” Duane D. Dunn, President Dunn Industries, Inc.

Tekni-Plex (www.tekni-plex.com), a portfolio company of Genstar Capital, is a globally-integrated business focused on developing and manufacturing innovative packaging materials, medical compounds and precision-crafted medical tubing solutions for some of the most well-known names in the medical, pharmaceutical, personal care, household and industrial, and food and beverage industries.  Tekni-Plex is headquartered in Wayne, Pennsylvania, and operates manufacturing sites across eight countries worldwide to meet the needs of its global customers.

“We are now looking to grow the number of solutions we provide by expanding our product offering and manufacturing capabilities. With speed-to-market a critical concern in this market sector, as well as the desire for additional support from suppliers, this acquisition will help make Tekni-Plex an even stronger partner to medical device companies around the world.” Paul J. Young, President and Chief Executive Officer Tekni-Plex, Inc.

Originally established in 1935, Bigelow LLC (www.bigelowllc.com) is an independently owned M+A advisory boutique with a singular and passionate focus: Entrepreneur Owner-Managed businesses. Bigelow has a reputation for having a unique understanding of the special requirements of the owner-managed, entrepreneurial operating company in building, and ultimately capturing enterprise value.

Manchester, New Hampshire

has been acquired by

Wayne, Pennsylvania

The undersigned initiated this transaction
and acted as M+A to
Dunn Industries, Inc.