G2 was engaged by Systems Control as the exclusive buy-side advisor to identify, source and engage with acquisition targets.

CLIENT:
Systems Control (the “Company”) is a best-in-class designer and manufacturer of customized, highly engineered control panels and electrical substation equipment enclosures for the transmission and distribution industry across North America. The Company is recognized by electric utility providers for supplying high-quality, critical components to ensure reliable operations of the electrical grid. Systems Control is headquartered in Iron Mountain, Michigan and employs over 750 people.

SITUATION:
Systems Control established aggressive growth objectives and an acquisition strategy to identify manufacturing expertise in the market that would enhance and expand utility customer relationships, broaden its geographic presence, and maintain an aligned business philosophy. With fresh capital through its financial partnership with Comvest Partners (“Comvest”) in 2018, Systems was well positioned to accelerate its growth through a disciplined acquisition strategy and explore expansion opportunities.

ENGAGEMENT:
G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) was engaged by Systems Control as the exclusive buy-side advisor to identify, source and engage with acquisition targets that fit with the Company’s end-market profile.

OUTCOME:
The definitive agreement was announced on June 21st, 2021. The acquisition provides additional capabilities and geographic scale to Systems Control’s operations.

The team at Keystone is a strong cultural fit with the Systems Control family. Both companies have similar values and approaches to providing engineering and manufacturing services. Furthermore, the additional investment in Keystone will accelerate growth, while unlocking core capabilities in a high growth market.

“We are really excited about the opportunity to partner with the Keystone team” said Brad Lebouef, CEO of Systems Control. “Keystone has a reputation for high quality products, is a great cultural fit all around, and will immediately expand our production capabilities.”
“It was a pleasure working with Systems Control and the Comvest team to help identify opportunities, build relationships, and ultimately execute a highly strategic transaction with Keystone. We look forward to watching the ongoing success of Systems as they continue to expand the platform within the electrical enclosures and systems industries,” said Michael Williams, Director at G2 Capital Advisors.

About Systems Control
Systems Control specializes in engineering and manufacturing of equipment enclosures and control and relay panels used in electrical transmission and distribution substations across North America.

About Comvest Partners
Comvest Partners is a private investment firm providing equity and debt to middle-market companies across the U.S. Since its founding in 2000, Comvest has invested over $6.1 billion. Today, Comvest Partners has approximately $5.0 billion of assets under management. Through extensive capital resources and broad network of industry relationships, Comvest Partners offers companies financial sponsorship, critical strategic and operational support, and business development assistance.

About G2 Capital Advisors
G2 Capital Advisors provides M&A, capital markets and restructuring advisory services to the middle market. We offer integrated, multi-product and sector-focused services by pairing highly experienced C-level executives with specialist investment bankers. We aspire to be the trusted advisor of choice to our clients including corporations and institutional investors.

CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:
Michael Williams: Director, Industrials & Manufacturing: T: 917.523.2164 E: [email protected]
Andrew Keleher: Vice President: T: 617.918.7982 E: [email protected]
Matt Ball: Associate: T: 617.918.7933 E: [email protected]
Aaron Levy: Senior Analyst: T: 857.250.2767 E: [email protected]

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