Industrial Products
Agriculture / AgTech

Columbus Hydraulics Company

Manufacturer of highly-engineered and custom-designed hydraulic cylinders.

Transaction Overview

  • Represented Columbus Hydraulics Company (“Columbus”) in its sale to Arctic Capital, LLC.
  • Columbus is a leading designer and manufacturer of custom-engineered hydraulic cylinders utilized in mobile equipment applications across a variety of large and growing end-markets.

Key Observations

  • Columbus was a family-owned business, and the controlling shareholders were seeking to retire and exit the business.

Drivers of Interest

  • Custom manufacturing capabilities with engineer-to-engineer technical selling model.
  • Low-cost, high-value-add solutions for critical applications.
  • Entrenched, sticky relationships with a diverse base of blue-chip OEMs.
  • Balanced and diverse end-markets with attractive long-term growth potential.
  • Platform for bolt-on acquisitions.
Hennepin Partners LLC