BlackArch Partners Advises on the Sale of Quality Valve, Portfolio Company of Pfingsten Partners, to The Stephens Group

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BlackArch Partners, LLC is pleased to announce the sale of Quality Valve, Inc., a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners, to The Stephens Group

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BlackArch Partners, LLC (“BlackArch”) is pleased to announce the sale of Quality Valve, Inc. (“Quality Valve” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners (“Pfingsten”), to The Stephens Group (“Stephens”).

Quality Valve, headquartered in Mobile, AL, is a leading brand agnostic distributor of OEM replacement and repair parts for safety, relief, back pressure and control valves. The Company serves a broad range of critical use applications within chemical and petrochemical, power and utility, refining, water/wastewater and food and beverage processing industries. Over the past several years, the Company has deepened its inventory and operational footprint, strengthened its management team and expanded via strategic acquisition.

BlackArch was retained by Quality Valve and Pfingsten to serve as the Company’s exclusive financial advisor. The transaction builds upon BlackArch’s significant momentum in the specialty distribution and flow control sectors and is a further example of the firm’s ability to drive successful outcomes for high-growth, market-leading businesses.

Jody Dunn, Chief Executive Officer of Quality Valve, stated, “We knew we wanted to run a disciplined and broad sale process. Our initial meetings with BlackArch gave us confidence that they had the depth, reach and expertise to do that. Additionally, they showed a genuine eagerness to gain a deep understanding of the dynamics of our industry and our business specifically. Our successful outcome is proof positive that they performed as we hoped. We loved the professionalism and ‘whatever it takes’ attitude of their team throughout, and on a personal level they were a pleasure to work with.”

Scott Finegan, Senior Managing Director at Pfingsten, added, “BlackArch did an outstanding job representing Quality Valve in the sale process. This was BlackArch’s second engagement with Pfingsten. We knew what to expect… a professional, passionate, deep team led by senior professionals that owned the process and were willing to work around the clock for their client. We had very high expectations coming in, but they exceeded our expectations at every step of the process.”

About Quality Valve

Quality Valve is a leading brand agnostic distributor of OEM replacement and repair parts for safety, relief, back pressure and control valves serving certified valve repair companies. The Company serves a broad range of critical use applications within chemical and petrochemical, power and utility, refining, water/wastewater and food and beverage processing industries. Quality Valve utilizes its significant product knowledge, industry leading selection of parts and quick-turn shipping capabilities to help customers react to valve repairs and ensure safety for end users around the world. Quality Valve is headquartered in Mobile, Alabama. For more information, please visit https://qualityvalve.com.

About Pfingsten Partners

Pfingsten is an operationally focused private equity firm formed in 1989. From its headquarters in Chicago and representative offices in India and China, the firm builds better businesses through operational improvements, professional management practices, global capabilities and profitable business growth. Since completing its first investment in 1991, Pfingsten has raised five investment funds with total commitments of approximately $1.3 billion and has acquired 162 manufacturing, distribution and business services companies. For more information, please visit http://www.pfingsten.com.

About The Stephens Group

The Stephens Group is a private investment firm that partners with talented management teams to help build valuable businesses. Backed by the resources of the Witt Stephens, Jr. and Elizabeth Campbell families, the firm combines the operational expertise of a private equity firm with the flexibility provided by long-term capital. With nearly $2 billion of private equity assets under management, the firm has a long history of providing informed, sophisticated expertise and working with owners and managers to help them successfully achieve their strategic visions and build long-term value. Since 2006, The Stephens Group has invested in over 50 companies, targeting investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, technology infrastructure and vertical software. For more information, please visit http://www.stephensgroup.com.

About BlackArch Partners

BlackArch is a leading middle-market investment bank offering a full spectrum of advisory services to financial sponsors, private companies and diversified corporations. BlackArch addresses the needs of companies with specialized services that include M&A advisory, strategic advisory and private capital solutions. Headquartered in Charlotte, NC, BlackArch features a total of 12 industry-focused practices that cover all sectors of interest to middle-market investors; BlackArch professionals have closed more than 400 transactions in 16 countries on four continents. Please visit our website, http://www.blackarchpartners.com, for more details.

Securities offered through BlackArch Securities LLC. Member FINRA and SIPC. Testimonials may not be representative of the experience of all clients. Testimonials are not a guarantee of future performance or success.

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