MedDevNews, Q2 2023

Q2 showed a decrease in OEM transactions and private financings, but the bright spot was the increase in the number of contract manufacturing transactions compared to Q1. There were some notable transactions, including the spinout of assets from Olympus and BD, and interesting financings in orthopedics, including Onkos Surgical. England completed two transactions this quarter, even given the macroeconomic headwinds.

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Inertia Engineering acquired by MacLean Power Systems

September 2023 –  England & Company is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to Inertia Engineering and Machine Works, Inc. (“Inertia”) in its sale to MacLean Power, LLC (“MPS”). Inertia, based in Stockton, California, is a manufacturer of highly advanced switchgear and automation equipment for the utility market. For over 25 years, Inertia’s products have been installed by utilities across the United States and internationally, providing key functionality in power distribution and transmission.

“We are thrilled to have worked with England & Company on this transaction; they went above and beyond for us,” said Megan Rowe, President of Inertia. “England & Company’s in-depth knowledge of the utility market, including its ability to properly position Inertia’s products and technical capabilities with potential buyers and valuable hands-on strategic advice during the transaction process, ensured that our company found the best possible partner for Inertia’s next stage of growth.”

The acquisition of Inertia extends MPS’ existing product portfolio into advanced overhead switchgear technology sold to utility customers.

About Inertia Engineering & Machine Works

Inertia Engineering and Machine works, Inc. is a global leader in the manufacturing of high quality, overhead, medium voltage switchgear, automation products, and specialized equipment used in electric utility and grid automation ‘Smart Grid’ applications. Learn more at

About MacLean Power Systems

MacLean Power Systems is a leading manufacturer of engineered products used in the maintenance, repair, upgrade, and construction of transmission, distribution, substation, and communications infrastructure. Learn more at

CG Power and Industrial Solutions Divests QEI Business

DNE SEAL acquired by Enovis

August 2023 – England & Company is pleased to announce that it recently served as exclusive financial advisor to D.N.E., LLC (“DNE”) in the sale of its SEAL External Fixation (“SEAL”) business to Enovis Corporation (NYSE: ENOV), a large and rapidly growing challenger in orthopedics and a leader in the foot & ankle market. This represents England’s 7th transaction in foot & ankle orthopedics and 11th transaction in orthopedics generally.

Based in Boca Raton, FL, SEAL produces industry-leading external fixation devices for foot & ankle orthopedics. SEAL’s innovative proprietary devices have proven highly effective in treating a range of lower limb conditions. SEAL is the largest privately-held business in the U.S. focused on external fixation for this market, and many physicians and distributors regard SEAL’s products as the best.

SEAL’s leadership position has been driven by its design of features that afford physicians much greater speed, ease of use, and flexibility in assembling frames onto patients. Enovis’ acquisition of the product portfolio demonstrates their continued dedication to the foot & ankle space, as they aim to become a leader in the market by offering innovative and comprehensive solutions for surgeons and their patients.

“It was crucial to find a buyer committed to excellence and innovation for this product line, and we believe that Enovis will be able to grow the business significantly,” said Nick Riccione, President and CEO of DNE. Riccione added, “England’s expertise and relationships in the orthopedic extremity sector helped us prepare for due diligence and navigate the process of securing an ideal buyer in Enovis. This transaction lays the foundation for this business to gain global reach.”  


DNE SEAL specializes in foot & ankle external fixation. Their systems have been used to treat deformities and fractures and perform fusions. The SEAL system combines angular correction clamps and a rail system to help surgeons achieve better bone alignment. SEAL has a broad product portfolio that includes circular frames, a Speed Frame, pin-to-bar frames, and mini rails. The Circular Frame is used for fractures and fusions, flat foot, as well as Charcot reconstruction and limb salvage for patients with advanced diabetes. The extreme versatility of the product allows for a wide variety of applications, including angular corrections, Equinus corrections, club foot reconstructions, and other procedures. SEAL Technology includes novel outboard angular correction clamps, which allow the surgeon much more correction flexibility and to easily access wounds in diabetic foot ulcer patients for dressing changes. This technology saves time in the operating room and post-surgical care.

About Enovis Corporation

Enovis Corporation is a leading medical technology company prioritizing innovation to create advanced solutions that improve patient outcomes and streamline workflows. With a global team of talented individuals, Enovis continuously improves its wide range of products, services, and integrated technologies to support active lifestyles in orthopedics and other areas of healthcare.

Flume, Inc. Secures Growth Financing

August 2023 – England & Company is pleased to announce that it recently served as exclusive placement agent in Flume, Inc.’s (“Flume”) recent growth financing provided by HCAP Partners, a California-based private equity firm and nationally recognized impact investor.

Flume, based in San Luis Obispo, CA, is making significant contributions toward conservation and sustainability as the best-in-class provider of high-definition water data and analytics to consumers, the water technology industry, and the water resource management ecosystem.  This funding will enable Flume to expand its operations, customer base, and corresponding market share through working capital and geographical expansion.

“We were fortunate to have the guidance and support of England & in securing essential funding to achieve our mission.  We had the England team’s full support throughout the process, top to bottom.  This funding will enable us to expand our business and reach new heights. As CEO, I am delighted to continue pushing the boundaries of innovation and introducing new solutions for our customers, as well as utilities and government stakeholders,” expressed Ric Miles, CEO of Flume.

Flume brings unprecedented insights into residential water use to both homeowners and water utilities. Using Flume, homeowners can save water through 24/7 water monitoring for indoor and outdoor water consumption, customizable leak detection, detailed breakdowns and insights into individual water appliances, and suggested water budgets. With a simple installation process requiring no plumbers or pipe cutting, Flume provides the in-depth water use details and control functionality necessary to mitigate issues before they result in high water bills or costly damages.

About Flume

Inspired by California’s record drought, Flume empowers homeowners to understand their use better and conserve water. By providing real-time water use information, Flume protects the home, puts the power of water consumption and conservation in the customer’s hands, and improves the relationship with our most precious resource. The Flume® Smart Water System consists of an easy-to-install sensor that adapts to most existing home water meters, communicating water use to the homeowner in real-time. To date, Flume has tens of thousands of devices installed across the United States. Flume bridges the gap between consumers and water providers to fundamentally change how we understand and access water data.

About HCAP Partners

HCAP Partners is a diversely owned private equity firm specializing in providing mezzanine debt and private equity for underserved, lower-middle market companies throughout California and the Western United States. The firm seeks to invest $3 million to $25 million in established businesses generating between $10 million and $100 million in revenues in the healthcare, software, services, and manufacturing industries.

Electro Industries / GaugeTech acquired by Hubbell Power Systems

August 2023 – England Securities is pleased to announce that it served as exclusive financial advisor to EI Electronics LLC (“Electro Industries/GaugeTech”) in its sale to Hubbell Power Systems, Inc. (“HPS”), a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated (NYSE: HUBB).

Electro Industries/GaugeTech, based in Westbury, New York, provides advanced energy management systems and power meters that leverage predictive analytics, cloud services, and artificial intelligence for utility and commercial and industrial customers.

For over 45 years, Electro Industries/GaugeTech has led the way in energy management and power monitoring. They offer comprehensive energy management solutions that incorporate cutting-edge metering technology and AI-powered energy management.

About HPS

HPS, headquartered in Columbia, South Carolina, operates manufacturing facilities in the United States and around the world. HPS is a subsidiary of Hubbell Incorporated and an international manufacturer of quality transmission, distribution, substation, OEM, and telecommunications products for a broad range of non-residential and residential construction and electric, gas, and water utility applications.

Hayward Gordon acquired by Ebara

October 2022 – England Securities is pleased to announce that it recently served as the exclusive financial advisor to Hayward Gordon L.P. (“Hayward Gordon”) in its sale to EBARA Corporation Japan (“Ebara”).

Based in Halton Hills, ON, Canada, Hayward Gordon supplies a comprehensive line of pumps and mixers to a variety of end markets, including water and wastewater, mining, general industrial, and industrial sanitary. The acquisition is expected to expand Hayward Gordon’s reach and leverage EBARA’s product portfolio and manufacturing expertise.

“We are delighted to join EBARA, whose values closely align with Hayward Gordon in how we serve our customers, provide opportunities for our people, and our commitment to innovation,” said John Hayward of Hayward Gordon.

Prior to the sale, Hayward Gordon was a portfolio company of Element Partners, a private equity firm dedicated to investments in sustainability technology and innovation in large industrial markets.

“We are very pleased to have partnered with England & Company for this transaction,” said Michael Bevan, General Partner of Element Partners.  “England’s team was key in helping Hayward Gordon find the right partner, negotiating the terms of deal, and closing the transaction.”

About Hayward Gordon

Hayward Gordon encompasses three industry-leading brands in the pump and mixer market: Hayward GordonSharpe Mixers, and Scott Turbon Mixer. The Company is a leader in solids handling pumps for water and wastewater treatment and offers one of the broadest lines of industrial and sanitary mixers in North America. Hayward Gordon operates facilities in Halton Hills, ON, Canada and Adelanto, CA, USA.

About Ebara Corporation

Headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, with more than 17,000 employees around the World, EBARA Corporation is one of the world’s leading producers of pumps, compressors, fans, gas turbines, chillers, and semiconductor equipment for the industrial, energy, infrastructure, and environmental sectors.