Peak Toolworks, a Portfolio Company of Audax, has acquired Expert Die Inc.
G2 CAPITAL ADVISORS SERVED AS THE EXCLUSIVE BUY-SIDE ADVISOR TO PEAK TOOLWORKS ON ITS ACQUISITION OF EXPERT DIE INC., A LEADER IN BLADE SALES AND SHARPENING SERVICES ACROSS THE SOUTHEAST UNITED STATES.
Peak Toolworks (“Peak”) is North America’s largest manufacturer of engineered diamond and carbide cutting tools serving the secondary woodworking, metal, composite, and other end markets. With two manufacturing facilities and 12 service centers across the United States and Canada, Peak provides customers a regionally focused network of direct sales and service, offering direct access to the top cutting tool brands from one convenient source. Peak puts people first in everything they do, allowing them to be a trusted, reliable partner for their clients.
Peak has a well-established reputation as the largest network in North America for cutting tools. To advance its service offering and capabilities to better service its clients, Peak implemented a successful M&A strategy to partner with a business that expands their geographical presence and service capabilities.
G2 Capital Advisors, LLC (“G2”) served as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Peak, leading a bespoke buy-side effort focused on identifying and engaging with businesses with a strong market presence and service offering within the cutting & sharpening industry.
G2’s mandate with Peak Toolworks began in 2020 and led to the successful acquisition of Expert Die Inc. The acquisition brings industrial knife sharpening to the Peak service portfolio, offering new sharpening & repair locations as well as new sales capabilities to Peak’s existing customers. Additionally, Peak’s acquisition of Expert Die Inc. creates new relationships that will lead to new avenues for growth.
Kerry Baskins, President & CEO of Peak Toolworks, commented, “I am excited to add Expert Die to the Peak family. We are pleased with the work G2 Capital Advisors dedicated to this acquisition to help share our culture, goals, and vision with Expert Die.”
“Expert Die, Inc. has an exceptional brand name and reputation. This acquisition will significantly grow Peaks footprint while also increasing our ability to drive additional value for our customers across the country. We are excited to continue executing on the Peak strategy and look forward to the company’s further growth.”
CONTACTS ON THIS DEAL:
Victoria Arrigoni, MD, Head of Industrials & Manufacturing M: 619.742.6441 E: [email protected]
Matt Ball, Vice President M: 978.914.4421 E: [email protected]
Zachary Kalman, Associate M: 413-351-1491 E: [email protected]