MERK Capital has over the past several years been able to partner up with a wide range of investors, including both high net worth individuals and institutional groups to invest in businesses that range in size from $20 million to $2.5 billion in revenues. MERK’s unique structure allows it to co-invest with various groups to provide the right capital structure for the continued success of the company.
American Standard Kitchen and Bath
MERK Capital was provided the opportunity to co-invest with Bain Capital to acquire American Standard Kitchen and Bath division. American Standard Kitchen and Bath division was acquired in October 2007 at a purchase price of $1.8 billion. MERK Capital was instrumental in identifying and implementing numerous strategic initiatives that supported a conservative valuation to acquire American Standard Kitchen and Bath division.
MERK invested in a RBS LLC a building products company based in the Midwest. MERK co-invested along side of Pathway Partners and the management team to acquire the business. Over the life of the investment the company was able to grow thru acquisitions and internal growth. MERK provided financial and operational expertise which allows the company to enter new markets and grow beyond its traditional geographic presence.