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TruArc Equity-Backed BlackHawk Industrial Acquires JJ Industries of Connecticut, Inc.

April 2022

Genz & Associates is pleased to announce the acquisition of JJ Industries of Connecticut, Inc. by BlackHawk Industrial, a portfolio company of TruArc Partners. JJ Industries of Connecticut, Inc., based in Southington, Connecticut, is a cutting tool distributor.

TruArc Partners and BlackHawk Industrial retained Genz & Associates as their buy-side M&A advisor to assist with BlackHawk’s acquisition growth strategy. The acquisition of JJ Industries is the ninth acquisition closed with BlackHawk.

About BlackHawk

BlackHawk Industrial, headquartered in Tulsa, Oklahoma, provides the highest quality industrial products and equipment, offering manufacturing services while creating innovative engineered supply solutions across North America.

About TruArc

Founded in 2005 and based in New York, NY, TruArc Partners is a private equity firm engaging middle-market specialty manufacturing and business services companies to power transformational growth. The firm prefers to invest through leveraged platform acquisitions, buy-and-builds, recapitalizations, restructurings, and growth buyouts in companies operating in the industrial, services, and consumer sectors.

About Genz

Established in 2011, Genz & Associates is a leading buy-side mergers and acquisitions advisory firm with offices in Austin, Los Angeles, and Phoenix. Our core focus is partnering with leading investors seeking to deploy capital into industry-specific platform investments, add-on/strategic acquisitions, and buy-and-build strategies. Since its founding, the firm has closed 90+ transactions with an enterprise value exceeding $3 billion.

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