HBM Holdings acquires Control Devices

HBM Holdings (HBM) has acquired Control Devices, a portfolio company of Goldner Hawn founded in 1963, and a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered flow-control products utilised in niche applications across a diverse array of end markets.

The acquisition expands HBM’s portfolio in the industrial components space, adding Control Devices to the existing roster of Mississippi Lime Company, Aerofil Technology, HarperLove, and Schafer Industries.
“Control Devices’ application engineering expertise, design content, and proven growth strategy make them an outstanding fit for the HBM portfolio,” says Anderson Fincher, CEO of HBM. “We see a terrific opportunity to support the management team in accelerating growth for the company as HBM builds in this market and expands further into the industrial components space.”
For more than 50 years, Control Devices has been trusted to deliver solutions to their customers’ application-specific challenges. The company has a long history of demonstrated engineering expertise with an in-house engineering team, diverse markets served, and a reputation for outstanding quality.
Scott Kerns, Control Devices CEO, says: “We are excited to become part of the HBM portfolio. HBM is the right owner for us. HBM’s buy-and-build approach will accelerate our growth strategy, and takes our ability to serve customers to the next level.”
Kerns and the current Control Devices leadership team will remain in their roles and continue to drive the growth strategy for the business. The Control Devices sales, engineering and operations teams have long tenure and valuable expertise in the industrial applications for flow control.  
Terms of the Control Devices transaction have not been disclosed.

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