Houlihan Lokey Advises Apex Companies

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce that Apex Companies, LLC (Apex), a portfolio company of Tailwind Capital Group (Tailwind), has been acquired by Sentinel Capital Partners (Sentinel). The transaction closed on November 27, 2018.

Apex offers comprehensive services to assess, prevent, and cure environmental issues related to water, ground, facilities, and air quality. Apex serves a large and diverse client base spanning both the public and private sectors and a broad range of end markets, including energy, industrial, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and telecom. Apex's client-centric operating model, nationwide presence, and industry reputation as a leader in environmental compliance and risk management are the foundation of its impressive blue-chip client base and 30-year history. Apex services the entire environmental compliance and risk continuum with a team of over 700 geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, air quality specialists, environmental scientists, information management experts, industrial hygienists, and field technicians.

Apex was previously owned by Tailwind Capital Group, a private equity firm focused on investments in growth-oriented, middle-market companies.

Founded in 1995, Sentinel specializes in buying and building businesses in the lower middle market in the United States and Canada in partnership with management. Sentinel targets aerospace and defense, business services, consumer, distribution, food and restaurants, franchising, healthcare, and industrial businesses. Sentinel invests in management buyouts, recapitalizations, corporate divestitures, and going-private transactions of established businesses.

This transaction highlights Houlihan Lokey's continued success in working with high-quality clients and driving successful outcomes, as well as the team's expertise in advising environmental services companies.

Houlihan Lokey served as the financial advisor to Tailwind and Apex and assisted in initiating, structuring, and negotiating the transaction on their behalf. 

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