American Securities Adds to MW Industries

American Securities Adds to MW Industries

MW Industries, a portfolio company of American Securities, has acquired LaVezzi Precision, a manufacturer of machined components used in the medical device industry.

LaVezzi was founded in 1908 as a manufacturer of components for motion pictures projectors but repositioned itself in the mid-1980s as a high-precision component supplier to the medical device market. Today, the company is a contract medical manufacturer of cardiovascular devices, orthopedic and dental implants, and metal components for laparoscopic and surgical devices made from titanium, surgical-grade stainless steel, implantable and non-implantable plastics.

LaVezzi has a 90,000-square-foot ISO certified manufacturing facility and headquarters located near Chicago in Bloomingdale, IL (

MW Industries is a supplier of springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components to more than 23,000 customers in 35 countries. The company’s more than 45,000 SKUs are sold through a combination of direct sales, catalogs and distributors to original equipment manufacturers and aftermarket customers in medical, aerospace, electronics, energy, agriculture, and construction sectors. MW Industries is headquartered near Chicago in Rosemont, IL (

“LaVezzi Precision has a proven history of providing innovative medical component solutions to address demanding customer requirements,” said John Bagnuolo, Chief Executive Officer of MW Industries. “LaVezzi will join the MW Medical Solutions family of brands, the most comprehensive offering of precision metal components to the global medical device market. We intend to grow the LaVezzi brand through the financial strength and capabilities of MW Industries.”

American Securities acquired MW Industries in October 2017 from Genstar Capital which in turn acquired it from Brockway Moran & Partners in June 2011.

American Securities invests in businesses with $200 million to $2 billion of revenue and $50 million to $250 million of EBITDA.  Sectors of interest include industrial manufacturing, specialty chemicals, aerospace and defense, energy, business services, healthcare, media, restaurants, and consumer products. The firm has more than $23 billion of capital under management and has offices in New York and Shanghai (

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