21 March 2022

Miller Johnson Represents Altus Capital Partners in Acquisition of Winsert, LLC

The Transaction

In March 2022, Altus Capital Partners acquired Winsert, LLC (“Winsert”) based in Marinette, Wisconsin. As a global advanced manufacturer of critical metal parts for Fortune 500 OEMs and Tier 1 suppliers, Winsert serves the trucking, transportation, infrastructure, power generation, and aerospace sectors. Winsert has a 45 year history of operational excellence that utilizes a synergistic approach between its expertise in materials development and full-service manufacturing capabilities. Winsert represents a specialty materials platform that Altus can support its growth plans through expansion into various end markets organically and through acquisitions of complementary niche players.

Winsert’s President and CEO, Trisha Lemery, said “We are extremely excited about the opportunity to work with Altus Capital Partners to accelerate growth and create additional value for our customers. Combining our history, assets, and people with the investment and energy of Altus Capital Partners gives all of us at Winsert a great feeling of optimism for the future.”

Greg Greenberg, Senior Partner of Altus Capital Partners, said “Altus is very pleased to partner with the Winsert management team in acquiring a globally recognized designer and manufacturer of specialty alloy materials. We recognize and value the management’s capabilities in our partnership to grow and continue to strengthen the company’s industry position and end-market division.”

Miller Johnson acted as legal advisor to Altus Capital Partners in the transaction. Miller Johnson’s team included Dustin Daniels (M&A), Michael Penny (M&A), Chelsea Austin (M&A), Neil Williams (Tax), Hunter Reams (Tax), Loic Dimithe (Debt Financing), Ben Schallip (Debt Financing), Jeff Gray (Benefits), Tripp VanderWal (Benefits), Jim Ens (Real Estate) Patrick Edsenga (Employment), Grant Schertzing (Environmental), Brandon Griffith (IP), Nate Plantinga (Labor), and Jason Crow (Data Privacy).

Altus Capital Partners

( Altus Capital Partners is a private equity firm that makes control investments in middle market niche-manufacturing businesses since 2003. Altus’ exclusive focus on manufacturing provides them with a unique understanding of the opportunities and challenges faced by companies in the sector. Altus also provides strategic insights and operational support to their portfolio company management teams as they pursue value creation initiatives.

Winsert, LLC

( Winsert, LLC is a leading manufacturer and global provider of innovative alloy solutions. Winsert provides corrosion-resistant, and high temperature alloys for various applications within internal combustion engines, aerospace, emission controls, industrial valves and food processing.

Miller Johnson’s Mergers and Acquisitions Group

Miller Johnson’s M&A practice group collaborates with clients and their advisors to structure, negotiate and close deals and to navigate the challenges that can arise in mergers, acquisitions, dispositions and other business combination or investment transactions.

Miller Johnson is top listed for mergers and acquisitions with U.S. News & World Report’s Best Law Firms and is ranked by Chambers USA. At The M&A Advisor’s national awards and the ACG M&A Deals and Dealmakers regional awards, our attorneys are consistently involved in deals honored as winners and finalists. For further information, please contact Dustin Daniels at (616) 831-1737 or Michael Penny at (616) 831-1768.