VRA Partners Advises Southwire on its Acquisition of ProBuilt Professional Lighting

VRA Partners, LLC is pleased to announce that Southwire Company, LLC ("Southwire") has acquired ProBuilt Professional Lighting, LLC. ("ProBuilt"), a manufacturer of high-quality, innovative lighting products for industrial and commercial applications. The transaction closed on August 30, 2018. VRA Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Southwire on this transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

A leader in technology and innovation, Southwire is one of North America's largest wire and cable producers and an emerging influence in the industrial electrical space. Southwire and its subsidiaries manufacture building wire and cable, metal-clad cable, portable and electronic cord products, OEM wire products and engineered products. In addition, Southwire supplies assembled products, contractor equipment and hand tools.

Headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, ProBuilt is widely recognized for designing unique, high-quality lighting solutions used on job sites. ProBuilt's products include the Wobblelight®, Hang-a-light®, flood lighting, utility lighting and several specialty lighting products. The business will relocate to Carrollton, Georgia, as a part of Southwire's Tools and Assembled Products business unit.

VRA Partners, an independent Atlanta-based investment bank, focuses on providing M&A services to leading middle-market companies and private equity firms. VRA Partners also assists companies with raising capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalization, going-private and management buy-out transactions, and provides fairness opinions, valuations and strategic advisory services. The professionals of VRA Partners have completed transactions across a broad range of industry sectors, including consumer and retail, business services, healthcare services and technology, industrial products and services, and technology and communications. VRA Partners, LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit our website at www.vrapartners.com.

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Chris Reilly, Managing Director