eads.jpgStrategic Growth, Operating Improvements Made EADS a Best-in-Class Provider

Industry: Value added distributor of petrochemical and industrial flow control products

Acquisition Date: 2012 

Status: Sold in 2017 to a strategic buyer owned by a financial sponsor 

Founded in 1953 as a manufacturers’ stocking representative, Eads grew to offer a diverse range of products, including instrumentation and controls, filtration, valves and automation, and plant specialty products. CapStreet provided Eads with the capital and expertise to grow via strategic acquisitions and assisted with the implementation of pivotal operating improvements. Eads strengthened its management team and implemented a new ERP system to enhance operations – critical moves toward pursuing the company’s buy-and-build strategy. As a result, Eads became a best-in-class company and a pivotal acquisition for a leading specialty flow control distributor.

CapStreet Value Creation

CapStreet helped transform Eads into a marketplace leader, creating a market leading business and a platform for growth with key strategies:

  • Expanded management team - added COO, CFO, Controller, IT Director 
  • Five add-on acquisitions
  • New ERP system to enhance operations
  • Extensive pricing, operational, and sales initiatives
  • Upgraded corporate facility


Case studies have been included for illustrative purposes only and have been selected in order to provide examples of the types of investments previously made by The CapStreet Group and do not purport to be a complete list of investments.  A complete list of prior investments made by The CapStreet Group is available upon request.