Business Description

Smith-Cooper International (SCI) is a value-added designer, producer, importer and distributor of branded valves, fittings and pipe under the SCI and Sharpe brands. Headquartered in Commerce, CA, with locations in Northlake, IL, Lawrenceville, GA, and Vancouver, WA, the Company provides over 22,000 MRO SKUs to more than 3,000 active customers across diverse end markets. Smith-Cooper is an established brand that offers the quality of a domestic product at a better value through an established import supply chain; customers include national and regional diversified distributors serving a variety of end markets and geographic areas.

Post-Transaction

Smith-Cooper established a sourcing office in Asia to enhance supply chain management, reduce overall costs and working capital, and facilitate revenue generating opportunities. Smith-Cooper is executing on growth multiple growth opportunities including the Illinois facility expansion completed in July 2013, the Atlanta sales office expansion completed in April 2014, and ongoing new product introductions.

Add-On Acquisition Criteria

Smith-Cooper is interested in add-on acquisitions that support geographic and new product expansions.

In January 2017, Smith-Cooper acquired Fire Protection Products, Inc., an industry leading distributor of branded fire sprinkler accessory products.