Case Study: ZefTek, Inc.

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  • Located in Oak Park, IL
  • Well respected designer of innovative engineered products that reduce wear and prevent damage to rail freight cars
  • Owned by family and management
  • Sought a financial partner to help customer-focused company with dozens of patents reach its full potential and provide greater opportunities for management

EdgePoint’s Solution

The company attracted strong interest in a controlled auction process. EdgePoint leveraged its deep industry contacts to provide ZefTek shareholders multiple offers from strategic acquirers and private equity firms.
 
They selected the offer they felt best met their value expectations and risk profile, and ultimately sold to Standard Car Truck Company, now a division of Wabtec.
 

EdgePoint achieved the owner’s objectives:

  • The transaction enabled the family to gain liquidity and implement retirement and estate planning.
  • Management gained access to the financial and operational resources needed to grow the business aggressively, and opened new avenues of professional growth.
Michael Murphy
President
ZefTek, Inc.

After interviewing several firms to sell our company, it didn’t take long for me to know that we made the right choice. Your firm was relentless in making sure every step was handled correctly and that we fully understood what was required of us as sellers. The end result was clearly a ‘Home Run’ for ZefTek shareholders.

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