PROPOSED BUSINESS COMBINATION: CONCRETE PUMPING HOLDINGS, INC.
ESTIMATED CURRENT FUNDS in TRUST: $237.6 Million
CURRENT PER SHARE REDEMPTION PRICE: $10.31
IMPLIED ENTERPRISE VALUE: $696 Million
Industrea Acquisition Corp. proposes to acquire Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (“CPH”), a leading concrete pumping services and concrete environmental waste management solutions provider in the U.S. and U.K., from majority shareholder Peninsula Pacific, a Los Angeles-based private investment fund, select members of CPH management and former manager shareholders.
CPH operates under the only established national brands in the U.S. and U.K., providing concrete pumping services in the U.S. from a footprint of 80 locations across 22 states under the Brundage-Bone brand, and in the U.K. from 28 locations under the Camfaud brand. CPH is well-diversified across the commercial, infrastructure and residential end-markets, and serves a growing base of more than 8,000 customers with minimal customer concentration.
- Industrea was advised on the transaction by B. Riley FBR, Stifel, Headwall, and XMS Capital Partners.
- B. Riley FBR also acted as sole placement agent for the PIPE investments.
- Winston & Strawn LLP acted as Industrea’s legal counsel.
- Ellenoff Grossman & Schole LLP acted as legal counsel to B. Riley FBR.
- CPH and Peninsula Pacific were advised by Baird.
- Latham & Watkins LLP acting as legal counsel to CPH and Peninsula Pacific.
INDUSTREA MANAGEMENT & BOARD
Howard D. Morgan, 54
CEO and Director
Mr. Morgan has been a co-founder, Partner and Senior Managing Director of Argand Partners as well as a member of its Management Committee and Investment Committee since September 2015. Prior to forming Argand Partners, Mr. Morgan was the President of Castle Harlan from September 2014 to July 2015 and Co-President from August 2010 to September 2014. In addition, he served as chief executive officer and president of CHI Private Equity from February 2015 to July 2015. Until July 2015, Mr. Morgan was also a member of the board of directors and associated board committees of CHAMP. Mr. Morgan joined Castle Harlan in 1996. Previously, Mr. Morgan was a partner at The Ropart Group, a private equity investment firm, and began his career at Allen & Company, Inc. Mr. Morgan is a former director of over one dozen companies, including Shelf Drilling Inc., Pretium Packaging, LLC, IDQ, Securus Technologies, Inc., Baker & Taylor Acquisitions Corp., Polypipe, Austar United Communications Ltd. (ASX: AUN), Norcast Wear Solutions, Inc., AmeriCast Technologies, Inc., Ion Track Instruments, Inc., Land ‘N’ Sea Distributing, Inc., Penrice Soda Products Pty. Ltd., Branford Chain, Inc. and various CHAMP entities. He is a director and past Chairman of the Harvard Business School Club of New York, Vice Chairman of the Parkinson’s Foundation, a director of the Alexander Hamilton Institute and the World Press Institute, and a director and Treasurer of the Friends of the Garvan Institute of Medical Research. Mr. Morgan was a director and officer of the Harvard Business School Alumni Board from 2006 to 2011. He received his B.A. from Hamilton College in Mathematics and Government and his M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Heather Faust, 37
Executive Vice President and Director
Ms. Faust has been a co-founder, Partner and Managing Director of Argand Partners as well as a member of its Management Committee and Investment Committee since September 2015. Previously, she was a Managing Director at Castle Harlan, where she worked from August 2008 to July 2015. In addition, she served as a Managing Partner of CHI Private Equity from February 2015 to July 2015. Prior to joining Castle Harlan, Ms. Faust was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company, where she worked in the United States and abroad across a variety of industries. Ms. Faust advised and directly assisted her clients in defining and implementing key strategic and operational business transformations. Ms. Faust’s experience also includes roles in the consumer industry as well as international development work in the Middle East. She has been a director of Sigma Electric since October 2016 and a director of Tensar Corporation, an industrial manufacturing company, since July 2014. Ms. Faust also previously served as a director of Baker & Taylor Acquisitions Corp., IDQ and Ames True Temper. Ms. Faust graduated Cum Laude from Princeton University with a BSE in Operations Research and Financial Engineering and holds an MBA from the Harvard Business School.
Tariq Osman, 38
Executive Vice President and Director
Mr. Osman has been a co-founder, Partner and Managing Director of Argand Partners as well as a member of its Management Committee and Investment Committee since September 2015. Previously, he was a Managing Director at Castle Harlan (and its affiliate, CHAMP), where he worked from January 2003 to July 2015, where he focused on private equity transactions across a wide range of industries, including portfolio management work for Shelf Drilling, Gold Star Foods, Caribbean Restaurants, International Energy Services, Blue Star Group and Austar United Communications. In addition, he served as a Managing Partner of CHI Private Equity from February 2015 to July 2015. Mr. Osman also previously worked at McKinsey & Company as a management consultant. In this role, he advised clients in the oil and gas, mining, construction and telecommunications sectors on strategy and operational improvements. Mr. Osman began his career in Australia as an engineer at Gutteridge, Haskins & Davey, working on oil and gas, mining and government infrastructure projects. He has been Chairman of the board of directors of Sigma Electric since October 2016 and a director of Gold Star Foods, a food distribution company, since April 2014. In October 2016, Argand Partners acquired Sigma Electric, a global manufacturer of small, highly engineered castings for multinational companies serving the North American electrical products, power transmission and distribution, and general industrial markets. Sigma Electric operates nine manufacturing plants in India and has its U.S. headquarters and distribution center in Garner, North Carolina. He is a former director of Shelf Drilling Inc., Caribbean Restaurants, LLC, International Energy Services, the Blue Star Group and Hercules Offshore, Inc. (OTC: HERO). Mr. Osman holds an M.B.A. from the Wharton Graduate School of Business, a Masters of Engineering from the University of Adelaide and a Masters of Applied Finance from Macquarie University.
Joseph Del Toro, 45
Mr. Del Toro has served as Chief Financial Officer and Director of Portfolio Operations for Argand Partners since 2015. Mr. Del Toro has held several executive financial roles in private equity-sponsored companies. Prior to joining Argand, he was Chief Financial Officer for Novitex Enterprise Solutions, a spin out from Pitney Bowes and a portfolio company of Apollo Global Management, from May 2014 to August 2015; Chief Financial Officer of Undertone, at the time a portfolio company of JMI Equity, from August 2012 to May 2014; and Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of The Topps Company, at the time a portfolio company of Madison Dearborn Partners, from March 2007 to August 2012. Mr. Del Toro also previously worked at Time Warner Inc. (NYSE: TWX), holding senior financial and operating roles at Time Inc. (NYSE: TIME), its magazine division, and in the Finance and Acquisitions unit of the corporate parent, where he was involved in approximately $20 billion of cable, publishing, and other media transactions. He began his career in the Mergers and Acquisitions department of Morgan Stanley and later served as an Associate at H.I.G. Capital Management, a global private equity firm. Mr. Del Toro has been a Director and member of the Audit Committee of Sigma Electric since October 2016. Mr. Del Toro holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics-Mathematics with a Concentration in Mathematics from Columbia University and holds an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Charles Burns, 31
Mr. Burns has been a vice president at Argand Partners since February 2016. Previously, he was an associate at Castle Harlan from August 2011 to July 2013, where he worked on numerous investments including Securus Technologies, Inc., IDQ and Caribbean Restaurants, LLC. Prior to joining Castle Harlan, Mr. Burns was an analyst at Audax Group, where he focused on private equity transactions in middle market businesses across a variety of industries, including special chemicals, automotive aftermarket and dental practice management. While at Audax Group, Mr. Burns was also a director of Affordable Interior Systems. His experience also includes roles in the consumer, media and telecom industries. Mr. Burns holds a B.A. in Economics from Harvard College and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.
Board of Directors
David A.B. Brown, 73
Mr. Brown has been the Chairman of the board of directors of Layne Christensen Company (NASDAQ: LAYN), a global water management, construction and drilling company, since June 2005 and served as its President and Chief Executive Officer from June 2014 to January 2015. In addition, Mr. Brown has served on the board of directors of EMCOR Group, Inc. (NYSE: EME) since December 1994, of Hercules Offshore, Inc. (OTC: HERO), an energy services company, from February 2015 to December 2016 and of Global Power Equipment Group Inc. (OTCMKTS: GLPW) since May 2016. Mr. Brown served as the Chairman of the board of directors of Pride until Pride’s acquisition by Ensco (NYSE: ESV) in May 2011 for approximately $8.6 billion, and he served as a member of Ensco’s board of directors from May 2011 to May 2014. Mr. Brown also previously served as the co-founder and President of The Windsor Group, Inc., and a director of numerous other companies in the energy industry. Mr. Brown is a Chartered Accountant and Certified Public Accountant. He earned his Bachelor of Commerce and a Masters in Accounting from McGill University and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.
Thomas K. Armstrong, Jr., 63
Mr. Armstrong previously served as the Chief Operating Officer of the Engineered Products division, a full service steel foundry and machining organization, at Bradken, from August 2008 to October 2013. Prior to that, Mr. Armstrong served as President and Chief Executive Officer of AmeriCast Technologies, Inc., from December 2003 to July 2008 when the business was sold to Bradken. He has also served as the Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Atchison Casting Corp. Mr. Armstrong has been a business advisor for TKA Investments LLC since March 2014 and a director of Sigma Electric since October 2016. Mr. Armstrong has also been President of the Armstrong Foundation since October 2013. Mr. Armstrong holds a Bachelor’s degree in Industrial and Systems Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology.
David G. Hall, 59
Mr. Hall has been the Chief Executive Officer of Polypipe (LON: PLP) and a member of Polypipe’s board of directors since September 2005. Polypipe is one of Europe’s largest and most innovative manufacturers of plastic piping and energy efficient ventilation systems for the residential, commercial, civil and Infrastructure sectors. Following a number of divisional Managing Director positions in both private and publicly listed companies, Mr. Hall led the management buyout of Polypipe in Sept 2005, and following a number of disposals and acquisitions to reposition and refocus the business after a successful period of private ownership, Polypipe listed on the main market of the London Stock Exchange during April 2014. The company achieved FTSE 250 status in January 2016. On May 24, 2017, Polypipe announced that Mr. Hall will retire from Polypipe and his role as Chief Executive Officer effective October 2, 2017. Mr. Hall has been President of the British Plastics Foundation since 2015 and has more than 20 years of experience in the building products industry. Mr. Hall holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Kingston University.
Brian Hodges, 63
From December 2001 to December 2015, Mr. Hodges was the Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer of Bradken (ASX: BKN), an Australian public company and global manufacturer and supplier of steel products for the mining, transport, general industrial and contract manufacturing markets. During his tenure as chief executive of Bradken, Mr. Hodges guided Bradken through periods of considerable change and corporate activity with four different owners. Over the course of his career, he has gained considerable management and leadership experience in raw material production and processing, supply and logistics and steel manufacturing. Mr. Hodges holds a Bachelor of Engineering from the University of Newcastle.
Gerard F. Rooney, 56
Mr. Rooney has been an independent financial and operations consultant since July 2016. Mr. Rooney has been an independent financial and operations consultant since July 2016. Previously, he served as Executive Vice President of operations of Armored Autogroup Inc., a consumer products company consisting primarily of the Armor All and STP brands, from March 2014 to June 2016 after its purchase of IDQ, the leading manufacturer of do-it-yourself air conditioner recharge products. Mr. Rooney was Chief Operating Officer of IDQ from December 2012 to March 2014 and Chief Financial Officer of IDQ from January 2008 to March 2014. Mr. Rooney was also previously the Chief Financial Officer of the predecessor of IDQ, Interdynamics, Inc., and he is currently a director of UCI Holdings, Inc., an industrial manufacturing company. In addition, Mr. Rooney is a Certified Public Accountant. He holds his B.B.A. in Public Accounting from Pace University.