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FocalPoint Advises Low Voltage Systems, Inc. on its Sale to Myers EPS, a Portfolio Company of Graham Partners

San Leandro, CA – Low Voltage Systems, Inc. (“LVS” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Myers Emergency Power Systems (“Myers EPS”) a portfolio company of Graham Partners (“Graham”). FocalPoint Securities, LLC (“FocalPoint”) served as the exclusive financial advisor to LVS.

 
 
Founded in 1991, LVS is a family-owned designer and manufacturer of engineered emergency lighting components including inverters, relays, and controls. These highly technical components are mission critical as they must reliably override normal power infrastructure during an emergency to avoid substantial customer liabilities, while also integrating with the increasingly complex circuitry in the overall “smart building” ecosystem.

“We are extremely pleased with FocalPoint’s value-add on this transaction, demonstrating effective leadership and management of the entire process. We also want to highlight the tireless professionalism and positive attitude of the FocalPoint team, which bolstered our team’s confidence and enthusiasm,” said Leon Hermans, President of LVS. “Myers EPS’ customer-centric culture and commitment to technical excellence are a natural fit for LVS. We look forward to partnering with the Myers EPS team to grow the combined business together. We are also enthusiastic about the opportunity to work with Graham, whose family heritage and operating resources resonated with us when selecting a partner.”

Michael Del Pero, Managing Director and leader of FocalPoint’s Industrials practice said, “We are delighted to announce this closing as it represents yet another successful transaction in the specialty electrical components space, which is a key focus for our Industrials team. Mr. Hermans and his family have built an industry leading business with an extremely strong brand. The Company’s engineering, product innovation, and superior service have established LVS as a leader in the industrial controls market. Myers EPS and Graham represented the partner with the greatest appreciation for the Company’s position and the greatest opportunity for accelerating the combined company’s growth trajectory.”

Rob Newbold, Managing Principal at Graham, said, “We are excited to expand Myers EPS’ product offering with LVS, a leader in the fast-growing emergency lighting controls space. The combination further deepens our management team and is expected to accelerate Myers EPS’ growth.”

About Meyers EPS
Myers EPS is a designer and manufacturer of engineered emergency lighting power solutions. Myers EPS’ products include centralized and mini inverters which supply power to critical end markets during an outage. Headquartered in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, the company is the leader in the centralized emergency lighting inverter segment. For more information, visit www.myerseps.com.

About Graham Partners
Graham Partners is a private investment firm focused on investing in technology-driven companies that are spurring innovation in advanced manufacturing, resulting in product substitutions, raw materials conversions, and disruptions to traditional end markets. Graham Partners targets companies with EBITDA between $5 million and $50 million. Since the firm’s founding in 1988, Graham Partners has closed over 120 acquisitions, joint ventures, financings, and divestitures. The committed capital raised since inception through the Graham Partners funds, together with Graham-led co-investments, totals approximately $3.7 billion. For more information, visit www.grahampartners.net.

About FocalPoint Partners
FocalPoint is an independent investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, private placements (both debt and equity), financial restructurings and special situation transactions. With offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, New York, and Shanghai, the firm provides global advisory services to middle market clients and has a dedicated Industrials practice. For more information, please visit www.focalpointllc.com and follow us on LinkedIn and Twitter.

Please contact Michael Del Pero, Managing Director, at 310-405-7005; mdelpero@focalpointllc.com, or Duane Stullich, Managing Partner, at 310-405-7070; dstullich@focalpointllc.com with any questions regarding this transaction.