On September 20, 2017, Harbour Group announced that its company, Marshall Excelsior Co. (“MEC”) had acquired BASE Engineering, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
BASE Engineering, located in Saint John, New Brunswick, designs and manufactures high-quality remote, automated emergency shutdown and operational controls for the liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) and refined fuels industries. The company sells its products in North America, Europe and Australia.
MEC, located in Marshall, Michigan, designs, manufactures and supplies mission-critical, highly engineered flow control products used in the transportation, storage, and consumption of LPG and liquefied anhydrous ammonia (NH3), including fittings, adapters, valves, regulators, pigtails, gauges and accessories.
Harbour Group is a privately owned, operations-focused company based in St. Louis, Missouri. Harbour Group’s companies are engaged in manufacturing and distribution across diverse industries including LED lighting, flow control, scientific products and lab ware, thermal management solutions, flow and energy measurement, boiler systems, professional diagnostic and repair tools, niche distribution, logistics services, abrasives, diamond-cutting products and related tools, and auxiliary plastic processing equipment.
Miller Thomson was Canadian counsel to MEC in this acquisition with a team that included Jay Hoffman, Max Spearn and Dan Doliner (corporate/M&A), Gerald Courage and Neil Gurmukh (tax), Karen Durell (IP), Michelle MacGillivray (labour and employment), Kim Ozubko (pensions), Imran Ahmad (regulatory), Ali Baniasadi (real estate) and Nora Osbaldeston (financial services).