December 15, 2020
Pedrollo Group, one of the world’s leading electric water pump producers with headquarters in Italy, has acquired 70% of Superior Pump, a company based in Minneapolis, Minnesota and active in the design, manufacture, and marketing of residential and commercial water pumps with a strong direct presence on the American market.
Translink in Italy and the United States acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to the Pedrollo Group on its acquisition of Superior Pump. Translink’s cross-border team was led by David Strempel (Managing Partner) and Sabina Grisorio (Associate Partner) for Translink Italy together with Jason Hawley (Vice President) and Mohit Mehta (Director of International Business) for Translink in the United States (Dinan & Company).
“This transaction will allow us to seize significant growth opportunities in the North American market and, at the same time, create synergies in every operational area”, stated Giulio Pedrollo, CEO of Pedrollo Group. “I was impressed by the ability of Translink to originate this opportunity for us so close to the profile we were seeking in such a competitive market. This was our first acquisition outside of Italy. Nevertheless, Translink was able to make this complex and new experience, both in terms of norms and culture, seem familiar and manageable for us. I highly recommend Translink for companies wishing to expand abroad and especially for those interested in the United States.”
David Strempel commented: “Before this transaction, Pedrollo already generated more than 80% of its revenue outside of Italy, but less than 1% came from the United States. With this transaction, the Group gains a strong foothold in the world’s largest market and increases its growth potential. The fact that Superior Pump, one of more than 100 potential targets identified, was also a family-run business with similar values, was an appreciated added bonus for Pedrollo. This transaction demonstrates Translink’s significant capabilities to originate and execute mid-market deals in the United States.”
Contact our Team Members advising in this transaction:
Translink Strempel & Co. is the partner firm of Translink Corporate Finance in Italy composed of seasoned finance professionals who have matured extensive experience in a variety of sectors and disciplines within some of the most important players both nationally and internationally in industry, finance and management consulting.
Partner & Chairman Translink Italy
Dinan & Company, LLC is the partner firm of Translink Corporate Finance in the United States. It is a leading diversified financial services company with over 32 years of advisory and merchant banking experience dedicated to middle-market transactions.