Chicago, Illinois, June 6, 2017 – D’Orazio Capital Management, Inc (“DCM”) today announced that it completed the sale of an affiliate business, Windsor Metal Finishing (“Windsor”), on May 31, 2017, to Best Engineered Surface Technologies, LLC, a new portfolio company of Sowell & Co. (“Sowell”), a Dallas, Texas-based private investment firm.“ Though Windsor has been a valuable part of our direct equity holdings, this divestiture allows us to focus on developing and growing our core manufacturing investments,” said James Colbert, operating executive for DCM. “Our mission is to make good companies better, and I am pleased with the improvements we registered at Windsor. The business is now well-positioned to continue its growth under the guidance of Sowell.”
“We are excited about the acquisition of Windsor Metal Finishing, which is our first acquisition for our new platform company solely focused in the coatings industry. We look forward to working with our operating partner, William Faucett, to continue to expand the Windsor business,” commented Will Schramme, managing director at Sowell. “Windsor is a company with quality processes and a skilled employee base. These qualities place Windsor in a strong position within the growing architectural market. We are proud to be part of a well-known name in the coatings industry.”
About Windsor Metal Finishing
Windsor Metal Finishing is a pioneer in applying liquid high performance (PVDF) fluoropolymer coatings. Its high-end coating process is specific to the architectural industry, especially coastal areas that experience harsh environmental conditions. Windsor’s coating line was developed to support a wide range of fabricated metal including aluminum balcony rails, railings, louvers, sun screens, geodesic space frames, walkway covers, roofing panels, automatic entrance ways, and extrusions. Windsor is committed to providing the full array of high performance liquid and powder finishes that meet the requirements of the Architectural Aluminum Metal Manufacturers Association’s specifications (AAMA). For more information on Windsor, please visit http://www.1stchoicewindsor.com/
About D’Orazio Capital Management, Inc.
D’Orazio Capital Management, Inc., is a direct investment group based in Chicago, Illinois. DCM invests only the firm’s capital into companies not meeting the mandate of its affiliate private equity group, D’Orazio Capital Partners, LLC, due to special situations resulting from extensive operational turnarounds or financial restructuring needs. DCM is a patient investment group providing a longer holding period than that of the private equity group.
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