2013 Mason Wells Newsletter - Volume 2

In This Issue:
• Mason Wells Seeks to Acquire Manufacturers
of Flow Control Products

Portfolio Company Updates:
• Coating Excellence International, LLC
• Paragon Development Systems, Inc.

Mason Wells Seeks to Acquire Manufacturers of Flow Control Products

Mason Wells is actively seeking to establish a new industrial products platform to acquire manufacturers of highly engineered flow control products including pumps, valves, flowmeters, gaskets, seals, filtration modules, and electronic instrumentation for applications in any one of the following end markets:

  • Oil & Gas
  • Petrochemical
  • Water & Wastewater
  • Mining
  • Power Generation
  • Military & Defense
  • Alternative Energy
  • Industrial Machinery

The target company should possess some or all of the following characteristics:

  • $50 million or greater annual revenues
    • Smaller companies will be considered for follow-on acquisitions once platform company is identified
  • Headquarters in the Midwestern United States
    • Companies based outside of the Midwest will be considered for follow-on acquisitions once platform company is identified
  • Proprietary product designs or patents
  • Multiple product offerings
  • Products sold through distribution or OEM channels
  • Domestic and international customer base
  • Family-owned business or corporate divestiture

Mason Wells has substantial experience in acquiring and successfully building leading flow control equipment companies. A current example is Mason Wells’ portfolio company, The Oilgear Company (, which is a global leader in the design and manufacture of high-pressure, high-flow hydraulic pumps, valves, cylinders, and engineered systems for applications in many of the industries listed above.

All inquiries will be held strictly confidential and should be directed to Asim Khan, Director, at 414-727-6421 or via e-mail at

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