Case Study

Smith-Cooper International, LLC
Distribution & Supply Chain Management; Business & Professional Services; Industrial Growth & Diversifi ed Manufacturing
Leading global producer and value-added distributor of branded, high-quality pipe, valves and fittings targeted at mission-critical applications with stringent performance requirements.
Commerce, California
ZS Fund LP
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Smith-Cooper’s shareholders retained BlackArch Partners to manage the sale of the company, seeking to leverage the BlackArch team’s signifi cant experience positioning distribution businesses that occupy a strategic position in the supply chain.

BlackArch's Customized Solution

BlackArch maximized interest in Smith-Cooper by emphasizing the Company’s highly differentiated business model, including its unique, often exclusive, partnerships with Asia-Pacific manufacturers, its branded product offerings and its highly valued services. With management holding a significant ownership stake, BlackArch targeted proposals from potential investors who would provide liquidity and serve as strong strategic partners.


Smith-Cooper was sold to Blue Point Capital Partners, a financial sponsor with deep experience executing Asian related strategies in partnership with its portfolio companies.