09 January 2019

Miller Johnson Represents Charter Industries Extrusions in Transaction with Incline Equity Partners

The Transaction

Miller Johnson represented Charter Industries Extrusions LLC (Charter) in an investment transaction with Incline Equity Partners (Incline), a Pittsburgh-based lower middle-market private equity firm.  Charter is a leading supplier of PVC and wood edgebanding, T-molding and veneer sheets to specialty carpenters and furniture installers.

Peter Eardley, founder and CEO of Charter, said, “With Incline as our partner, we will be able to leverage their experience to assess new avenues for growth, particularly in acquisitions and new product additions.’ Mr. Eardley also added that ‘Miller Johnson was a critical part of the process and delivered on all accounts, and we would not hesitate to use Miller Johnson again in the future.”

Quarton International served as Charter’s financial advisor in the transaction. Dustin Daniels led Miller Johnson’s transaction team of Michael Penny (Corporate M&A), Anne Marie Carson (Corporate M&A), Eric Starck (Real Estate), Neil Williams (Tax), Jeffrey Gray (Employee Benefits), Tripp VanderWal (Employee Benefits) and Nate Plantinga (Employment).

Charter Industries Extrusions

( Charter specializes in edgebanding as well as ancillary cased goods products with regional distribution facilities in New York, Florida, California and Texas. Charter serves thousands of furniture and case good manufacturers operating in the education, healthcare, retail, hospitality, commercial, recreational vehicle and residential markets.

Incline Equity Partners

(  Incline Equity Partners is a private investment firm focused on making investments in lower middle-market growth companies.  Incline generally seeks companies with enterprise values of $25MM to $300MM across a variety of industry sectors including specialized light manufacturing, value-added distribution and business services.

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 various challenges that can arise in the context of 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.