BKD Capital Advisors Advises American Cylinder CO., Inc. on acquisition by Italian based Metal Work S.p.A.

News Release

American Cylinder’s President, Richard A. Lutkus, commented, “BKD Capital Advisors did a remarkable job throughout the American Cylinder Coprocess, helping us find a company that provided the right value, had an international reach and shared our vision for growth and strategic goals. We appreciate the BKD team for their hard work and dedication to this transaction.”

American Cylinder—based in Peotone, Illinois—was founded over 40 years ago and is a leading engineer and manufacturer of pneumatic cylinders, valves, components and accessories for the fluid power industry. American Cylinder is ISO 9001:2015 Certified and offers unparalleled expertise with a solid reputation for excellent quality, pricing, delivery and customer response time. The acquisition provides Metal Work with a respected U.S. operator that has an established distribution system to all major domestic markets.

For more information about the transaction, please contact Gregory Lafin at 630.282.9500 or glafin@bkd.com.

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