Bourn & Koch

Buy Side Transactions

Blue River acted as exclusive M&A Advisor to Bourn & Koch and its Parent Company, Alleghany Capital Corporation

Bourn & Koch, Inc., a subsidiary of Alleghany Capital Corporation successfully acquired Diamond Technology Innovations, Inc. (“DTI”) as a strategic add-on to the Bourn & Koch platform.

With a desire to anticipate and become acquainted with its Buyside Client’s entire portfolio outside a specific mandate, Blue River reviewed the strategic objectives of a separate Alleghany Capital Corporation holding: Bourn & Koch; particularly in the area of waterjet cutting and consumable components within the industrial machining arena.

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Blue River brought forth an unrelated, proprietary opportunity with owners of DTI, a leading manufacturer of waterjet orifices and nozzles for the waterjet cutting industry.
Blue River introduced the Alleghany Capital Corporation/Bourn & Koch leadership teams to the opportunity, discovering that DTI Ownership was ramping sale discussions with a pair of recently identified strategic acquirers in the space.
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Blue River successfully encouraged the seller and seller’s advisor to bring Alleghany and Bourn & Koch to the table overturning perceptions that the key Strategics, already in discussions, were the two best acquirers for the company.
Alleghany Capital Corporation and Bourn & Koch became the successful acquirer of Diamond Technology Innovations, despite challenging obstacles to entering discussions, adding accretive scale to the platform and opening a series of new strategic capabilities.

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