January 11, 2021
The Stratford-Cambridge Group Acquires Jet Edge Waterjet Systems
PLYMOUTH, MI - An affiliate of Stratford-Cambridge Group (SCG), (www.scgequity.com), has acquired Jet Edge Waterjet Systems, (www.jetedgewaterjets.com), headquartered in St. Michael, Minnesota. Jet Edge is an established and reputable leader in the premium, heavy duty waterjet cutting segment, offering sophisticated and highly precise 3- and 5-axis systems that reach pressures in excess of 75,000 psi. Jet Edge is one of few providers with in-house capabilities to produce motion systems, pumps, and accessories, which allows it to control lead times, quality, and full system functionality. This feature is a competitive differentiator to customers who value increased flexibility and durability. In addition to the equipment, Jet Edge has a large and growing consumable and replacement parts business (approximately 65% of revenues) serving both Jet Edge equipment and other OEMs. Jet Edge is a strong fit with SCG’s investment strategy and possess a strong management team with an established employee base, both of which will partner with SCG into the future.
The senior leadership team will continue to be under the guidance of Steve Murray, President, and Dan Skrypek, Chief Financial Officer. Messrs. Murray and Skrypek each reinvested along-side SCG. “SCG distinguished itself during the transaction process, and we are excited to partner with SCG to execute on the exciting growth prospects of Jet Edge,” said Steve Murray. Mr. Murray added that “the individuals at Jet Edge and SCG each share a similar operating philosophy that will greatly benefit the employees and customers of Jet Edge.”
“We are very excited at the prospect of partnering with Steve, Dan and the rest of the Jet Edge team to accelerate their growth and innovation,” said Stephen Ellis, Managing Director of SCG. Added Jay Freund, Managing Director of SCG, “Jet Edge has built a solid business foundation, and we expect to enhance its efforts with certain strategic investments over time.”
ABOUT STRATFORD-CAMBRIDGE GROUP
Based in Plymouth, Michigan, SCG is a boutique private equity and investment firm focused on acquiring and building value in niche manufacturing companies in the Midwest and Great Lakes Region. SCG makes control investments in manufacturers of engineered products with EBITDA of $2MM to $5MM. SCG investor partners are both high net worth individuals and family offices, who are presented these types of opportunities on a deal-by-deal basis.