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Founded 60 years ago, Blair-Martin Co., Inc. has supplied valves, instrumentation, and repair services to companies in southern California, Arizona, Hawaii, and Nevada. The company represents world-class manufacturers, who offer instrumentation and controls for a wide variety of industrial applications.


Seeking an acquisition of Safety/Relief Valves, Control Valves, Pressure Regulating Valves & Pilots, and Tank Pressure/Vacuum Vent Valves, the shareholders of the company engaged Grand Avenue Capital to manage an acquisition search.  


Because of the laser focus of Blair-Martin, Grand Avenue targeted six specific companies in the United States fitting Blair-Martin's acquisition criteria.  Basin Valve, a division of Caltrol was selected as the prime acquisition candidate. Grand Avenue was able to negotiate the acquisition of this company at a very favorable valuation for the Blair Martin company.


About Grand Avenue Capital  Investment Bankers


Grand Avenue Capital is an investment banking firm focusing on middle-market merger / acquisitions (both buy-side and sell-side engagements), private placements of capital for growth opportunities, valuations and strategic investment advisory services in various industry sectors. Grand Avenue Capital's culture embraces teamwork, tenacity, perseverance  and creativity to provide our domestic and international clients exceptional value, delivering skillful positioning and relentless execution.  Grand Avenue Capital becomes a trusted adviser to its clients. 


Based in Pasadena, California and Chicago, Illinois, Grand Avenue Capital augments its international capabilities through its active participation in One to One Corporate Finance,   an exclusive global alliance of M&A advisory firms.


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