Construction Forms, an H.I.G. Capital Portfolio Company, Completes Acquisition of Tricon Wear Solutions
BOSTON – July 24, 2023 – H.I.G. Capital (“H.I.G.”), a leading global alternative investment firm with $57 billion of capital under management, is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Construction Forms, Inc. (“CFI”), has acquired Tricon Wear Solutions (“Tricon”). CFI is a leading provider of engineered, abrasion resistant piping systems and replaceable components for use in concrete pumping, mining, power generation, and other industrial end markets.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional locations in Nevada and Illinois, Tricon is a leading manufacturer of abrasion, wear-resistant products, specializing in highly engineered steel plates and other fabricated products. Tricon serves customers across various end markets including pulp & paper, mining, and aggregates, and has industry- leading metallurgy, fabrication, and engineering capabilities.
“Together, Tricon and CFI will be a stronger, more diversified partner to new and existing customers globally with an expanded offering and strengthened value proposition,” says Stefan Brosick, CEO of CFI. “We are excited to welcome the exceptional Tricon team. CFI’s expanded portfolio will increase the breadth of our superior aftermarket solutions, all focused on delivering the lowest total cost of ownership for our customers.”
Todd Plate, President and CEO of Tricon, commented, “Both companies have a shared vision of a relentless focus on customer needs and safety. Together, we have decades of expertise in engineering solutions for challenging abrasion and wear resistance applications. Our partnership with CFI creates an expanded platform to serve customers in the most severe wear situations worldwide.”
John Von Bargen, Managing Director at H.I.G., added, “CFI’s partnership with Tricon is a transformative merger that creates a diversified leader in the industrial wear parts market. This is the first of what we hope will be several acquisitions further building upon CFI’s platform of leading wear parts companies.”
Combined, the CFI group of companies will have more than 350 employees with five U.S.-based manufacturing facilities and one in Europe. CFI serves customers globally in a wide range of industries including concrete pumping, mining, dredging, power generation, and pulp & paper.
Headquartered in Birmingham, Alabama, with additional facilities in Nevada and Illinois, Tricon is a leading manufacturer of abrasion, wear-resistant products, specializing in highly engineered steel plates and other fabricated products. Tricon serves customers across various end markets including pulp & paper, mining, and aggregates with its leading metallurgy, fabrication, and engineering capabilities. For more information, please visit https://www.triconwearsolutions.com/.
Construction Forms, Inc. (“CFI”) provides engineered, abrasion resistant piping systems and replaceable components for use in concrete pumping, mining, power generation, and other diversified industrial applications. The Company’s brands – Con Forms, Esser, and Ultra Tech – are recognized globally for best-in-class quality and total cost of ownership. Founded in 1969, CFI has established a 50-year track record serving leading concrete-pumping service providers, OEMs, engineering firms, and distributors. The Company is headquartered in Port Washington, Wisconsin, with additional locations in Texas and Germany. For more information, please visit www.cficompany.com.
About H.I.G. Capital
H.I.G. Capital is a leading global alternative investment firm with $57 billion of capital under management.* Based in Miami, and with offices in New York, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, and Atlanta in the U.S., as well as international affiliate offices in London, Hamburg, Madrid, Milan, Paris, Bogotá, Rio de Janeiro and São Paulo, H.I.G. specializes in providing both debt and equity capital to small and mid-sized companies, utilizing a flexible and operationally focused/ value-added approach:
- H.I.G.’s equity funds invest in management buyouts, recapitalizations, and corporate carve-outs of both profitable as well as underperforming manufacturing and service businesses.
- H.I.G.’s debt funds invest in senior, unitranche and junior debt financing to companies across the size spectrum, both on a primary (direct origination) basis, as well as in the secondary markets. H.I.G. also manages a publicly traded BDC, WhiteHorse Finance.
- H.I.G.’s real estate funds invest in value-added properties, which can benefit from improved asset management practices.
- H.I.G. Infrastructure focuses on making value-add and core plus investments in the infrastructure sector.
Since its founding in 1993, H.I.G. has invested in and managed more than 400 companies worldwide. The firm’s current portfolio includes more than 100 companies with combined sales in excess of $52 billion. For more information, please refer to the H.I.G. website at www.higcapital.com.