P&M Corporate Finance (“PMCF”) is pleased to announce that it served as the exclusive financial advisor to Century, LLC (“Century” or “The Company”) in a sale transaction to Hillcrest Investment Partners, LLC, a private investment group. Headquartered in Traverse City, Michigan, Century is a leading supplier of heat treating and machining solutions.
Over its history of more than 45 years, Century has evolved into a leading manufacturer of highly complex precision components, serving customers in aerospace, oil and gas, and industrial markets. The Company’s vertically integrated offering of precision machining capabilities, automated welding, and specialized heat treating services streamlines the supply chain and improves quality and turnaround times for customers. Century’s team of experienced engineers, machinists, and product line specialists take a methodical and comprehensive approach to each project. The Company’s focus on service, quality, and on-time delivery results in strong customer loyalty – 90% of customers have been with Century for 15 years or more.
Bill Janis, former Owner and Chairman of Century, remarked, “Century has established a strong reputation in the market over multiple decades based on our focus and dedication to customer satisfaction. The Company has found a great home with Hillcrest Investment Partners. Their ability to leverage industry experience and continued investment in capabilities and technology will accelerate Century’s growth trajectory and result in even better service for our customers.”
Century selected PMCF to serve as the exclusive investment banker in the transaction. Bill Janis added, “We couldn’t be happier with our decision to hire PMCF as our M&A advisor. The team was instrumental in achieving a successful outcome and was heavily involved in each phase of the process. PMCF’s industry expertise and ability to effectively communicate our story to the market was impressive, and I would highly recommend PMCF to any company considering a transaction.”
The transaction closed in June 2021. Honigman LLP served as the legal advisor to the Company.
PMCF is a middle market investment bank providing merger and acquisition advisory services to private, public, and private equity owned companies. PMCF provides a broad range of services including sale advisory, acquisition advisory, capital raising, transaction planning and strategic advisory. The firm has dedicated professionals focused on plastics & packaging, business & technology services, automotive, distribution, transportation & logistics, aerospace & defense, medical technology, and consumer & retail industries. PMCF has offices in Chicago, Detroit, Denver, and globally through its ownership in Corporate Finance International™.
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