Marco Rubber & Plastics, LLC (“Marco”) announced it has been recapitalized by Align Capital Partners (“ACP”) in partnership with management. Marco is a leading technology-enabled, independent solutions provider of specialty elastomer O-rings and seals. ACP makes control investments in growth-oriented, specialty manufacturing, distribution, and business services companies. This transaction is the successful culmination of an initiative led by Bigelow LLC.
Founded in 1980, and headquartered in Seabrook, New Hampshire, Marco (www.marcorubber.com) provides branded high-end specialty elastomer components such as O-rings, gaskets, and custom seals. Marco delivers high value performance sealing solutions to thousands of customers annually in a wide range of end-markets including aerospace, medical, semiconductor, chemical, and various other diverse markets. Marco leverages its proprietary technology platform to link a global supply network, representing over a million SKUs to deliver fast and cost-effective service to customers around the world.
“I’m so proud of the ten times growth our team has achieved building on my father’s founding principles. The time is right for a partner that understands our market opportunity, believes in our culture, technology platform, and future vision. Align Capital Partners’ relevant specialty distribution experience, marketing and technology resources, and track record of successfully partnering with entrepreneurial management teams fit our needs perfectly.” Chad Belinsky, President Marco Rubber & Plastics, LLC
Align Capital Partners (www.aligncp.com) is a growth-orientated private equity firm that partners with business owners and management teams to create shared success. ACP manages $775 million in committed capital with investment teams in Cleveland and Dallas. ACP brings experience and resources to help companies accelerate their growth, to the benefit of management, employees, and the firm’s investors.
“Chad and the Marco management team have built a very unique business model by supplying specialty O-rings and seals that are designed to solve complex engineering challenges and sealing applications. The company’s products are produced with high-end materials, offered in hard to find sizes, and supplied via industry leading availability and service levels. Marco has invested in a novel technology platform that rationalizes the industry’s fragmented supplier and customer base, and by moving customers to eBusiness solutions Marco is reinventing the way specialty sealing components are purchased. We are thrilled to partner with such a dynamic team and brand.” Chris Jones, Managing Partner Align Capital Partners
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.