BSC Industries Adds Private Equity Partner

The Massachusetts distributor announced a "recapitalization" with Benford Capital.

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CANTON, Mass. — BSC Industries announced a recent recapitalization with Benford Capital Partners, an experienced investor in family-owned companies, to support its long-term growth and success.

The recapitalization enabled Jim and Peter Fitzpatrick, who have owned and led the company for over 30 years, to retain material ownership stakes in the company. Peter Fitzpatrick will continue as CEO, while Jim Fitzpatrick will step away from his day-to-day management role after a transition period. 

Originally founded in 1919, BSC provides industrial products and services for customers in diverse end markets. BSC was originally acquired by the Fitzpatrick family in 1962 and has been led by brothers Jim and Peter Fitzpatrick since 1992. Headquartered in Canton, Massachusetts, with six additional New England locations, BSC serves as an integral extension of their OEM and MRO customers’ engineering teams.

“Our family has owned BSC for two generations and my brother and I felt the time was right to bring in a new investment partner for future growth. We chose Benford due to their experience scaling family-owned companies as supportive stewards," said Jim Fitzpatrick.

BCP will support BSC’s organic growth through investment in ancillary products and services, sales execution and operational capabilities. In addition, the company will actively pursue add-on acquisitions of related value-added distributors of industrial components sold to OEM and MRO customers.

“I look forward to working with the team at BCP to help grow BSC’s capabilities, continue to expand our service offerings, and better serve our customers. I’m excited for this next chapter,” said BSC CEO Peter Fitzpatrick. 

“With its more than 100-year history, BSC is a great company with an impressive track record of growth," BCP Principal Brendan Green said. "We look forward to partnering with Peter to execute our value creation plan and build upon BSC’s successful foundation."

BCP Managing Director Edward Benford added, “BSC has developed long-tenured customer relationships by providing unique solutions through its product expertise and excellent customer service. We are excited to partner with the BSC team, and to bring additional resources to the company to accelerate growth.”

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