WEST BRIDGEWATER, MA – Incline Equity has announced the acquisition of Epoch Industries as an add-on division of the Double E Company. Double E is a leading global supplier of web handling accessories to the paper, film, and foil web converting, packaging, and printing industries. It has been part of the Incline portfolio since 2012. Epoch has been supplying idler rollers to the converting industry for nearly 30 years, specializing in lightweight, low-inertia aluminum and carbon fiber composite rollers. The company also produces steel and stainless steel rollers. This comprehensive line of rollers complements Double E’s broad range of web handling accessories perfectly, making Double E an even better resource for the highest quality web handling products.
"Founded in 1988, Epoch is a respected brand in a niche market within the converting industry," said Leon Rubinov, Principal with Incline. "We had a limited product set in this segment, and Epoch provided an opportunity to quickly add high quality products and customer service, with very short lead times in both quoting and delivery. The founder of Epoch is an industry veteran, and we are thrilled to have him lead the roller division of Double E moving forward." Operations at Epoch remain in Garland, TX.
About the Double E Company:
The Double E Company engineers and manufactures a complete line of advanced web handling accessories including core chucks, core shafts, rollers, core cutters, and roll stands. The company services customers ranging from corrugated board producers and paper mills to high-speed printers and flexible packaging plants. The company has manufacturing and engineering in the US and Italy. Direct sales offices are located in England, France, Germany, Turkey, the Czech Republic, Mexico, and Colombia, along with a complementary worldwide network of sales agents. Double E is focused on providing exceptional service and unparalleled product quality. It is an Incline Equity Partners portfolio company.
About Incline Equity Partners:
Incline Equity Partners focuses on making private equity investments of $10 million to $25 million, with the ability to syndicate up to $50 million, in support of leveraged buyouts, recapitalization, and large minority financing of lower middle market growth companies. Incline specializes in companies with enterprise values between $25 million and $100 million across a variety of industry sectors including specialized light manufacturing, value-added distribution, and business and industrial services.
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