Recent Cross Keys Capital Building Products transaction:
Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Coconut Creek, FL, SMD Research, Inc. (SMD) is a leading manufacturer of air conditioning specialty products for condensate control. SMD manufacturers 11 condensation management products, including its premier product line of Safe-T-Switch® overflow shut-off switches that currently has 15 years of patent exclusivity remaining. In addition, the company’s condensate overflow alarm, Safe-T-Gard®, was issued patent protection in April of 2007.
SMD Research distributes their products through a number of HVAC wholesalers and distributors. The company contracts with several Manufacturer’s Representative firms, who are responsible for sales throughout the U.S., Puerto Rico, and the Dominican Republic.
- CKC sourced and served as the exclusive financial advisor to SMD Research, Inc.
- CKC engaged all of the country’s leading HVAC component distributors and manufacturers, in addition to the largest building product suppliers.
- CKC not only structured the best transaction possible for the selling shareholders but also put into place a mutually beneficial ongoing agreement between the two parties for future product development by the selling shareholders.
- Transaction closed in 2008.
Selected Cross Keys Capital Building Products transactions:
Includes transactions by our professionals at prior firms