August 18, 2022 – Blue River Financial Group has advised Thayer Bancroft Equity Partners on the recent acquisition of Alinabal. The acquisition allowed the owners of over fifty years to transition the company to a next generation owner who would allow for continued growth through access to executive leadership talent and capital resources.

Founded in 2009, Thayer Bancroft Equity Partners is an independent sponsor based in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. It was formed after its founders refined their perspectives and beliefs through hands-on experience with smaller companies. After years helping improve larger organizations, executing targeted acquisitions, leading small companies and refining their approach, Thayer Bancroft Equity Partners is now uniquely positioned to build the next generation of leadership for organizations seeking an ownership transition.

Alinabal is a broadly diversified manufacturer with history reaching as far back as 1913 when it supplied laminated materials for the Model T Ford. Today, through its four distinct business units, Alinabal is a leading manufacturer of a diverse span of products from precision stampings and assemblies, spherical rod end bearing and linkage assemblies, as well as special purpose printers, aircraft instrumentation and advanced laser shutters.

“The full scope of talent and services that Blue River has to offer was utilized in this transaction. Blue River represented the buyer, an independent sponsor. We were able to help acquire funding for the transaction, navigate through due diligence, and keep the transaction on course as it struggled with lengthy and difficult environmental issues,” said Bruce Meyer, Director.

Christopher Caron, Managing Director, said “The Blue River team is excited to be a part of bringing two great companies together. Whenever both sides see the potential benefits of the combined organization, it makes for a smoother transaction. We are thankful to have such strong acquisitive clients and partners to work with.”


Bruce Meyer



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Blue River Financial Group is a middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan. It assists corporations, private equity groups and individuals in the sale and acquisition of businesses, and has completed assignments in multiple business segments. With over 20 years of experience spanning across 50 global industries, Blue River provides a suite of services to middle market clients including corporate development, private equity support, valuations and transaction consulting, placing a premium on relationship-centered transaction counsel and client focus.

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