Case Study

General Ecology
Aerospace, Defense & Government Services (ADGS); Industrial Growth & Diversified Manufacturing
Market-leading designer and manufacturer of proprietary point-of-use water purification and microfiltration solutions for the commercial aerospace, residential, restaurant and portable sectors.
Exton, Pennsylvania
Private; Founder-owned and managed
Transaction Type:


General Ecology retained BlackArch as their sole financial advisor in completing a sale of the business.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch ran a competitive marketing process, which included strategic acquirors most active in the commercial aerospace and water treatment sectors, as well as financial sponsors possessing the technical expertise and operating experience necessary to acquire a unique, engineering-focused business, such as General Ecology. BlackArch tailored its diligence and marketing efforts around the distinct capabilities and objectives of the Company’s founder-owners to ensure that the business attracted the right acquiror that would be most likely to preserve the Company’s laudable legacy and unrivalled brand name.


General Ecology was sold to Loar Group, an aerospace acquisition platform and portfolio company of JLL Partners, a leading middle-market private equity firm.