Exeter, New Hampshire-based Anvil International and Commerce, California-based Smith-Cooper International announced the completion of their merger. While the companies are now under the same corporate ownership, Anvil and SCI sales, customer service and fulfillment will continue to operate separately for the foreseeable future, the two companies noted. The combined company is majority owned by Tailwind Capital, a middle-market private-equity firm focused on growth-oriented investments in targeted sectors within industrial services, business services and healthcare.

With the completion of the merger, the combined company has strengthened its position as a leading designer, manufacturer and provider of products that connect and support piping systems, they explained.  It serves the industrial, commercial, fire protection, energy and mining end markets with a portfolio of high-quality, global brands including AFCON, Anvil, Anvil EPS, AnvilPress Anvil-Strut, Basic-PSA, Beck, Catawissa, Cooplok, Cooplet, FlexHead, FPPI, Gruvlok, J.B. Smith, Merit, Megawatt, North Alabama Pipe, SCI, Sharpe, SPF/Anvil and SprinkFLEX, the two companies added.

Jason Hild, who served as chief executive officer of SCI, will be the CEO of the combined company, and Tom Fish, who served as president and CEO of Anvil, will act as its chairman. With an exceptional management team and Tailwind’s significant experience backing value-added industrial services companies, the combined company will leverage its broader strengths and capabilities to provide a more comprehensive product portfolio and premier service level to its national, regional and local distributor customers,” the two companies said.

Barclays served as financial advisor and Davis Polk & Wardwell served as legal advisor to SCI. JP Morgan and BlackArch Partners served as financial advisors and Dechert served as legal advisor to Anvil.

The combined company provides product solutions globally to more than 4,000 customers across diverse end markets that include mechanical/HVAC, industrial, fire protection, oil and gas, commercial and residential construction, agriculture, food and chemical processing and waterworks.  The combined company also has ISO 9001:2015-certified manufacturing facilities in Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Illinois, Texas, Alabama, New Jersey and Rhode Island.