Technifor SA, based in Miribel France , is the world’s first manufacturer of micro-percussion direct part marking machines for quality control, automatic identification and permanent traceability on metallic or plastic parts. The company also supplies camera based and handheld vision systems for verifying that the correct code has been marked, and for monitoring the marking quality. The company has over 20,000 machines installed worldwide and over 20 years of experience in component marking and data tags using impact, scribing and laser methods .
Castle Harlan, Inc., a US private equity firm was established in 1987 . CHPIII, an investment partnership established in 1997 with $630 million of committed capital is its third fund. Castle Harlan is also an investor in Gravograph Industrie International, the world’s leading manufacturer of engraving equipment under the Gravograph and Hermes brands.
OEM Capital was asked by Societex SA, a French firm serving as the exclusive financial advisor to Technifor SA and, along with OEM Capital , a member of the International Association of Merger and Acquisition Professionals, to assist it in the sale of Technifor SA by identifying and contacting potential buyers in the US .
OEM Capital worked closely with Societex SA to develop a marketing program aimed at soliciting interest from strategic acquirers. This program elicited a number of interested parties, from which a few were selected to meet with management and receive a detailed business presentation.
Our success with Technifor SA illustrates that superior results can be realized by a well-executed sales approach by merger and acquisition professionals who are knowledgeable about the industry and the intentions of its participants and who are connected to a worldwide network of experienced professionals.