Pfingsten Adds to Clamp and Coupler Platform

Pfingsten Adds to Clamp and Coupler Platform

wesanco nf1ZSi-Foster, a maker and supplier of clamping and coupling products and a portfolio company of Pfingsten Partners, has acquired Wesanco, a manufacturer of metal framing, fittings, pipe clamps, and accessories for mechanical, electrical, industrial and OEM applications.

wesanco nf4ZSi-Foster is a supplier to the general industrial, fluid power, HVAC, refrigeration and electrical end markets. The company sells a product portfolio with over 11,500 SKUs to a diverse customer base of distributors and OEMs.  The company is headquartered near Detroit in Canton, MI, with a second manufacturing facility in Springfield, MO ( and

The buy of Wesanco is ZSi-Foster’s first add-on acquisition since Pfingsten acquired the company in May 2014. Pfingsten intends to build the platform into a national manufacturer and distributor of engineered clamp, coupling and support systems.

“Wesanco is excited to join forces with ZSi-Foster,” said Wesanco’s owner Andy Shyer. “Our complementary product offerings will help accelerate the growth of both companies and allow us to better serve our customers with a more comprehensive product basket.”

Pfingsten Partners invests in middle market manufacturing, distribution and business services companies.  Since founding in 1989, Pfingsten has acquired 106 manufacturing, distribution and business services companies through four funds with total commitments of approximately $1 billion. The firm is based in Chicago with additional offices in India and China (

Wesanco is headquartered near Los Angeles in La Mirada, CA (

© 2015 PEPD • Private Equity’s Leading News Magazine • 11-5-15

To search in site, type your keyword and hit enter