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CCMP Capital Advisors LLC has agreed to acquire The Hillman Companies Inc. (NYSE-AMEX: HLM.PR), a fasteners and builder’s hardware distributor, from Oak Hill Capital Partners for $1.475 billion.
CCMP is investing in a partnership with Hillman’s current management team, led by CEO Jim Waters. Oak Hill Capital and its affiliates will retain a minority interest in the company.
Hillman provides a solution to retail customers for managing SKU-intensive, complex home improvement categories, distributing more than 130,000 SKUs in categories including fasteners, key duplication systems, letters, numbers and signs, engraved tags, builder's hardware, and the recently added nail, deck and drywall category.
Hillman has more than 26,000 retail customers in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, South America and Australia and serves home improvement centers, mass merchants, national and regional hardware stores, pet supply stores and other retailers, including Ace Hardware, Do it Best Corp, Home Depot, Lowe's, Menards, Petco, PetSmart, RONA, Tractor Supply, True Value and Walmart.