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  • American Bumper & Manufacturing Company


    Manufacturer of automotive and light truck bumper systems

    Sold to: Windward Capital Partners (New York, NY)

  • American Compressed Steel, Inc.


    Recycler of ferrous and non-ferrous scrap metal and demolition contractor

    Sold to: The David J. Joseph Company (Cincinnati, OH), a subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (Charlotte, NC)

    American Compressed Steel, Inc.

    Western Reserve acted as exclusive financial advisor to American Compressed Steel Inc. (“ACS”) in its sale to The David J. Joseph Company (“DJJ”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE).

    Founded in the 1930s and based in Kansas City, Missouri, ACS was purchased in 1974 by Maurice Warshawsky and his sons. It has since grown to become a leading Midwest scrap metal processor. With three strategically located Missouri-based facilities, ACS processes both ferrous and nonferrous scrap, with a focus on industrial accounts.

    ACS’ shareholders elected to explore a potential sale of the company and identify a partner with the resources to support the management team’s growth plans. ACS retained Western Reserve as its exclusive investment banker who advised the company through a highly confidential, but competitive, process.

    ACS was acquired by DJJ in August 2008. Headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio, DJJ is a world leader in scrap processing and trading. The company provides a full line of metal-related services, including procurement services for scrap consumers, ferrous and nonferrous scrap trading and processing and international scrap and substitutes marketing. Immediately preceding its acquisition of ACS, DJJ acquired and renamed ACS’ primary competitor, Galamba Metal Group, LLC to Advantage Metals Recycling, LLC. Post-transaction DJJ combined the operations of ACS and Advantage Metals and is expected to benefit from the synergies of the two companies, including significant cross-selling opportunities and the ability to provide an expanded variety of services to its customers. Arnold Warshawsky, Jeffrey Ross, Anthony Ross and Allan Ross, who helped acquire ACS with their father/step-father, continue to play an active role in the company and oversee its daily operations.

    Anthony Ross, Vice President of ACS, said, “We are pleased with Western Reserve and their commitment to obtaining the highest value for ACS’ shareholders. As advisors, they successfully helped us in evaluating and selecting a great strategic partner whose corporate culture fits well with our values. Western Reserve’s dedication to providing quality and timely client service pervades within the entire firm, and we are fortunate to be represented by advisors of such high caliber.”

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  • American Consumer Products Inc.


    Distributor of keys, knives, gloves and house numbers to hardware retailers

    Sold to: Vista 2000, Inc. (Roswell, GA)

  • American Consumer Products Inc. (Sharon Fastener Company division)


    Distributor of fasteners to hardware retailers

    Sold to: Pawtucket Fasteners, LP (Pawtucket, RI)

  • American Greetings Corporation


    Designer, manufacturer, marketer and retailer of seasonal and everyday greeting cards and other social expression products

    $260 million placement of senior subordinated debt

  • American Greetings Corporation


    Designer, manufacturer, marketer and retailer of seasonal and everyday greeting cards and other social expression products

    $150 million placement of senior convertible notes

  • American HomePatient Inc.


    Nationwide provider of home health care services

    Financial advisor for unsecured creditors’ committee; co-proponent with the company of reorganization plan providing 100% payment on unsecured claims

  • American Italian Pasta Company


    Manufacturer and marketer of branded and private label dry pasta

    Provided strategic advisory services

  • American Precision Industries Inc.


    Multi-national manufacturer of high performance precision motion control products and systems and heat transfer equipment

    Sold to: Danaher Corp. (Washington, DC); provided fairness opinion

  • American Roll Formed Products


    Manufacturer of roll formed products

    Provided valuation services