Anvil to merge with Smith-Cooper

Anvil International, a designer, manufacturer and provider of products that connect and support piping systems, and Smith-Cooper International, a designer and provider of branded pipes, valves and fittings, have entered into an agreement to merge.

The combined company, which will be majority owned by Tailwind Capital, will have a portfolio of brands including AFCON, Anvil, Anvil EPS, AnvilStrut, Basic-PSA, Beck, Catawissa, Cooplok, Cooplet, FlexHead, FPPI, Gruvlok, J.B. Smith, North Alabama Pipe, Megawatt, SCI, Sharpe, SPF/Anvil and SprinkFLEX.

Together Anvil and Smith-Cooper will offer a more comprehensive product portfolio to distributors across North America serving the industrial, commercial, fire protection, energy and mining end markets.

Jason Hild, CEO of SCI, will serve as CEO of the combined company, with Tom Fish, president and CEO of Anvil, serving as chairman. All additional members of Anvil’s and Smith-Cooper’s senior management teams will remain with the combined company.

The transaction is expected to close in the second quarter of 2019, and is subject to customary closing conditions. No changes to either company’s facilities footprint are anticipated as a result of the merger.