Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc.

Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc. - Case Study

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Overview

  • Based in Reno, NV, Dynamic Isolation Systems, Inc. (“DIS”) is a leading designer & manufacturer of seismic isolation products for structures and equipment that are vulnerable to vibrations caused by natural forces
  • Over its 30+ year history, DIS has become a market leader by providing over 20,000 seismic products for more than 400 projects worldwide, including prominent projects such as the Golden Gate Bridge, San Francisco City Hall and the 1.7 million square-foot Tan Tzu Medical Center in Taiwan
  • DIS offers customers technical services including feasibility studies, budget developments and value engineering, leading to a reduction in costs of up to 30% on projects where DIS participates from the design/concept phase

Situation

  • The shareholders of the business grew DIS into a leading provider and developer of earthquake protection products and sought an exit from the business through an acquirer who could continue the company’s growth trajectory
  • The timing of the transaction was ideal for the shareholders to exit, due to a strong global M&A market for highly engineered building products
  • Cascadia was engaged to run a sale process for 100% of the company

Cascadia Process

  • Cascadia conducted a targeted process to a short list of high-likely, strategic buyers that could realize significant revenue and operational synergies with DIS
  • Cascadia strategically positioned DIS’s highly engineered products and market knowledge, resulting in a competitive process in which the Company received multiple offers, all from buyers in Asia and Europe
  • Kawakin Holdings Company (TSE: 5614), a Japanese manufacturer of building products, saw synergies with DIS through international expansion into the US, new product offerings, engineering knowledge and distribution channel opportunities
Trust. Experience. Independence. Results.

Building Trust

“We talked to a number of advisors and Cascadia stood out because they understood our business, knew potential buyers, were excited about our message and had the eagerness to dig in. They ran an efficient process, which resulted in a great outcome for LeaveLogic, its employees and shareholders.”

Anna Steffeney  |  CEO/Founder
LeaveLogic

“Cascadia helped develop the confidence of myself and my management team regarding a transaction. They supported us at every point along the way.”

Joan Wellman  |  Founder
JWA Consulting

“Cascadia did an exceptional job positioning us in front of funds that align with our strategy and value. Their deep healthcare knowledge and relationships were key to receiving multiple offers and running a process that lasted less than three months.”

Ryan Schmid  |  President & CEO
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“Working with Cascadia was both rewarding and insightful.  It was a pleasure watching the team expertly navigate a process that I personally was quite familiar with. The Automotive Aftermarket group was the best team of bankers I have worked with.”

Greg Chapman  |  Chairman of the Board
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“Cascadia designed a custom process that focused on finding us the right partner who valued our culture and mission, which in turn delivered a great outcome for all of our stakeholders.”

Jamie Danek  |  CEO
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“I’m grateful to Cascadia for their insightful counsel and thoroughness in selecting a buyer who valued our unique growth opportunity and was committed to maintaining the integrity of our brand.”

Keith Robbins  |  Founder
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“Cascadia took the time to understand our brand, legacy, customer relationships and the potential of our company. They carefully explained to my family the advantages and potential challenges closely-held businesses can experience in transactions like ours.”

Gina Batali  |  Owner
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“Cascadia was outstanding at resolving complex issues throughout the entire acquisition process. They instilled confidence among all the parties with their creativity and professionalism.”

Jim Sweeney  |  Vice President & General Manager
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“Cascadia has an incredible mix of technology savvy, relentlessly practical advice, and nuanced delivery. Cascadia represented us far better than we could have ever done ourselves.”

Troy Davis  |  CEO & Co-Founder
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