NEW YORK — Permira announced that a company backed by the Permira funds has signed a definitive agreement to acquire DiversiTech from an affiliate of The Jordan Co. LP. As part of the transaction, the senior management team led by Jim Prescott, president and CEO, will remain significant owners of the company.

Founded in 1971, DiversiTech is a large consolidator of the HVACR aftermarket with a broad product offering in the space, including a wide range of must-have mechanical, electrical, chemical and structural parts, and accessories critical to HVACR and electrical technicians. With over 150 product categories, including a range of proprietary manufactured products, DiversiTech serves over 4,500 customers looking for a one-stop-shop solution to consolidate their purchasing and streamline supply channels.

Permira will draw on its significant global experience in backing value-added manufacturing and distribution companies to help DiversiTech expand its product offerings and geographical footprint, both organically and through acquisition opportunities. 

“We are thrilled to partner with Permira as we continue to capitalize on our organic growth opportunities and significantly expand our business,” said Jim Prescott.  “The Permira funds have an extensive track record of successful investments within the industrial space, and this transaction demonstrates Permira’s confidence in DiversiTech’s growth potential, engineering excellence and outstanding customer service.”

“DiversiTech has a well-earned reputation as the HVACR components leader, providing a critical role at the intersection of an industry that is marked by a highly diversified manufacturing base and technician end market.  The company’s ability to offer the widest product offering of time sensitive components with the highest levels of customer service to wholesalers is unmatched,” said John Coyle, Permira partner. “We are excited to be backing the over 500 employees of DiversiTech as they build on the company’s scalable platform and expand its leadership positions.”

Prescott continued, "The Jordan Co. LP has been a transformational partner for DiversiTech over the last two years as we completed eight acquisitions while continuing to invest heavily in our internal operations and management talent. Their collaborative partnership approach truly helped us get to the next level."

The transaction is subject to customary regulatory approvals and closing conditions and is expected to close in the second quarter of 2017.

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Publication date: 4/19/2017

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