Endries International, a distributor of fasteners and related components to multiple markets, including transportation, recently announced that MSD Partners, along with Endries management, acquired Endries from Nautic Partners, a middle market equity firm.
Endries said CEO Steve Endries and his executive team will continue to lead the company. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“In MSD Partners, we found a firm that has a thought process that aligns well with Endries' approach,” Steve Endries said. “MSD Partners’ model is one that allows for a long-term approach to customer and supplier relationships, investment in innovation, and commitment to our associates who provide world-class service to our valued customers.
“Together, we look forward to building upon the foundation that has been established with a focus on enhancing the value we add to our current customer relationships along with making strategic acquisitions.”
Founded in 1970, Endries serves industrial Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) worldwide. From its headquarters in Brillion WI and global distribution centers, Endries provides more than 500,000 SKUs to its customer base. Endries operates primarily through a Vendor Managed Inventory model, managing C-part categories for its customers across diverse industrial end markets.
Endries partners with OEM customers through robust replenishment systems that provide products and support services which are critical to maintaining the manufacturing process.
“The Private Capital Group at MSD Partners invests for the long term in companies that are stable, in industries that are thriving, and in management teams that are able to generate growth,” said Kevin Brown, a managing director at MSD. “Endries fits well with this strategy, and we are excited to join with Steve Endries and other members of the company’s management team in investing for the future.”