Description of Transaction
Sequeira Partners was engaged by the shareholders of IPS to assist them in executing a transaction with the right partner to support its continued success and growth. The transaction with Gladius will provide IPS with resources to keep up with the demands of the market, expand its current offerings, and continue to provide an exceptional customer experience.
The Sequeira team provided advisory assistance throughout the transaction including marketing the business, negotiating preliminary and final deal terms, advising on transaction structure and consideration, as well as assisting with due-diligence and other pre-closing matters.
Established in 1975, IPS is a railway supplier that manufactures products in Vancouver, BC and distributes across Canada, USA, Australia, and New Zealand. With a commitment to quality, service, and safety, IPS is known for its exceptional reputation for innovation and custom work. IPS stands as the global leader in a broad range of manufacturing capabilities for a variety of railway and industrial applications.
Gladius Partners is a private equity firm committed to a buy and hold “permanent private equity” strategy; focusing on long-term value creation and success in lieu of short-term gains. Gladius seeks to preserve operating partners’ core business, brand, culture and loyalty, while providing additional corporate guidance to enhance performance.