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Transaction Announcement: Wal-Tech Valve, Inc.

Strategic monetization of a highly-specialized pressure relief safety valve company

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Transaction Highlights

Transworld Business Advisors of Mobile is pleased to have served as exclusive M&A advisor to Wal-Tech Valve, Inc., in its sale to John H. Carter Co., Inc. of Baton Rouge, LA.

Acquiror: John H. Carter Co., Inc., Baton Rouge, LA
Seller: Wal-Tech Valve, Inc., Mobile, AL
Industry: Industrial Sales, Service & Repair, Southeast U.S.

John H. Carter consummated the transaction with Wal-Tech Valve to capitalize on expanding market opportunities as well as strengthening its Safety Relief Valve distribution and service capabilities. The newly acquired company will continue to operate as Wal-Tech Valve, a John H. Carter Company. The company will be conducting business in a newly renovated 47,000+ sf. facility at the Mobile’s Brookley Aeroplex Facility.

About the Companies

John H. Carter Co., Inc.

Founded in 1933, JHC is one of the largest manufacturer's representatives and distributors of industrial equipment in the Gulf Coast states of Louisiana, Arkansas, Mississippi, Alabama and on the Florida Panhandle. JHC operates over a dozen facilities, employs over 500 and provides a wide range of products, services and support to the Industrial Sector. For more information on JHC, visit

Wal-Tech Valve, Inc.

Founded in 1987, WTV is a full-service shop dedicated to the maintenance, repair, testing and recertification of industrial valves, actuators, steams traps and other related equipment. WTV is highly-specialized in the pressure relief “Safety” valve market and possess a multi-dimensional knowledge of this niche industry, a comprehensive offering of services, and a proven position in the marketplace. For more information on WTV, visit

Transworld Business Advisors – Gulf Coast (“Transworld”)

Transworld’s M&A department primarily serves business owners in the $5-$50mm range throughout the Southeast and Gulf Coast corridor. According to IBIS Research, Transworld is the largest business brokerage firm in the world. Transworld offices are independently owned, yet function as an integrated network of highly experienced brokers and M&A advisors with more than 200 locations around the country and in nearly 20 countries. Transworld routinely provides confidential marketing and positioning, buyer-screening, and implements a structured process that maximizes seller’s value and probability of success when exiting a business. Transworld works closely with business owners to price their company competitively and position the company as a “must have” investment opportunity to qualified buyers. With a proprietary CRM and database with 40+ years of historical, relevant buyers and transactions, Transworld’s processes allow for owners to remain focused on their businesses, while Transworld’s team manages the selling process.