Micronics, founded by Barry Hibble in 1983, is a leading designer and manufacturer of engineered industrial solid-liquid filtration equipment and related aftermarket consumables: filter cloth, OEM filter press plates, and spare parts. Micronics, with locations in NH and the UK, sells to mining, chemical, wastewater, food & beverage, and industrial end-market customers worldwide. The Company is the only global industry participant that offers an integrated equipment and aftermarket consumable product strategy to the filter press industry.
Vance Street Capital is a private equity firm that makes control investments in companies with enterprise values up to $200 million. For over two decades, Vance Street Capital’s partners have worked with management, family owners, and other co-investors to accelerate revenue growth, improve operations and acquire strategic assets for the companies in their investment portfolio. Vance Street Capital is most effective in situations where incumbent management seeks a partner to help develop and implement strategies that enhance growth and continuously improve business processes. They draw on the experience of their network of executives to help portfolio company managers identify opportunities and meet challenges in their businesses. The Micronics transaction represents Vance Street Capital’s seventh platform acquisition in its current fund.
Micronics, Inc. (Portsmouth, New Hampshire) announced that it has been recapitalized by Vance Street Capital LLC (Los Angeles, California). This transaction is the successful culmination of an initiative led by The Bigelow Company LLC on behalf of Micronics to proactively seek out the “Best New Majority Shareholder” for the Company.
“In Vance Street Capital, we could not have found a better partner as Micronics enters its next phase of growth. The firm has extensive experience working with manufacturers and possesses insightful business acumen as well as a deep understanding of operations. This transaction is a positive development for our Company and our hard-working employees as we look to the future with our new partners. To meet the needs of the global filtration market, Micronics must rapidly grow, and we appreciate Vance Street Capital’s resources and support to do so successfully.” Barry Hibble, Chief Executive Officer Micronics
“We look forward to working closely with Barry Hibble and the entire Micronics Management Team to help the company capitalize on the many growth opportunities it has before it, both here and abroad. We focus on investing in companies that provide engineered solutions to blue chip customers and we feel that Micronics is perfectly positioned to continue to gain market share.” Jake Blumenthal, principal Vance Street Capital