Ironbridge Equity Partners completes partnership with Walker Glass Company Ltd.
(Montreal – November 1, 2022) Ironbridge Equity Partners (“Ironbridge”) of Toronto, Ontario, is pleased to announce that, in partnership with management, it has closed the previously announced acquisition of Walker Glass Company Ltd. (“Walker Glass” or the “Company”).
Walker Glass, based in Montreal, QC, is a market leader in acid-etched glass, premium mirror products, and innovative bird-friendly glazing. The Company is uniquely positioned within the glass market as a value-added processor of raw materials which are treated in-house through proprietary processes to create the highest quality products for both interior and exterior glazing applications. Founded in 1942, Walker Glass has grown to 125 employees and sells product across North America.
“Walker Glass’s breadth of in-house capabilities, North American sales and distribution network, and strong research and development experience are impressive,” said Peter Samson, Managing Partner at Ironbridge. “The Company has an excellent reputation for high quality and innovative products, which we believe creates an excellent opportunity for future growth.”
“We have developed a strong platform over the years and look forward to working with the Ironbridge team to continue growing while maintaining our dedication to quality and innovation,” said Lee Harrison, President and CEO of Walker Glass. “The entire team at Walker Glass is very pleased to bring on board such a strategic and engaged new partner.”
Ironbridge is a Canadian private equity firm whose strategy is to make equity and equity-linked investments in high-quality, mid-market, Canadian private companies. Target industries include consumer and business products and services, manufacturing, and distribution. The operating background of the principals enables Ironbridge to be a high-value partner to management teams as they seek to improve and grow their businesses. Ironbridge’s assets under management are over $700 million including its fourth private equity fund, Ironbridge Equity Partners IV, LP, a fully committed $383 million fund raised in November 2021.
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