April 28, 2016
We are pleased to announce that our client Dynamic Isolation Systems (“DIS”), a maker of highly engineered components for seismic isolation of bridges and buildings, has been acquired by Kawakin Holdings Company (TSE: 5614), a Japanese public company traded on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, involved in materials, construction products and industrial machinery. Cascadia Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to Dynamic Isolation Systems in this transaction.
Founded in 1982, DIS is a global industry pioneer and leader in engineering solutions and products for structures and equipment that are vulnerable to vibrations caused by natural forces. Over its 30+ year history, DIS has provided over 20,000 seismic products for more than 400 projects in more than 19 countries, 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. Kawakin has acquired 100% of the business in this transaction.
“We are very pleased to be transitioning ownership of the company to Kawakin Holdings. We are confident that the combination of the two businesses will create new growth opportunities for the employees of DIS and additional value for our customers,” said Tom Foley, the majority shareholder of Dynamic Isolation Systems. “Cascadia Capital’s guidance throughout the process was very helpful and they allowed our management team to stay focused on running the company instead of selling the company.”
Cascadia Capital was excited to advise DIS in its cross-border transaction. Mike Kelley, a Cascadia Capital Senior Vice President on the deal, commented that “M&A transactions are never easy, but the cross-border element makes it particularly relevant to have an advisory team, both financial and legal, with experience in dealing with those unique challenges.”
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