Waterlogic acquires Minnesota Water and Water Engineering Technologies
CONCORD, CA, 2 OCTOBER 2018 – Waterlogic, a leading global designer, manufacturer, distributor and service provider of purified drinking water dispensers, is pleased to announce the acquisitions of Minnesota Water and Water Engineering Technologies.
Minnesota Water, based in Maplewood, Minnesota, has been a leading provider of PHSI point-of-use water coolers since 2012. The acquisition provides Waterlogic with a direct operation in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, increasing Waterlogic’s direct service and sales presence to 50 markets throughout the U.S. and Canada including all the top 40 U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas.
Steve and Shelly Norenberg, owners of Minnesota Water, said, “We are delighted to have completed the sale of our business to Waterlogic. We could not have found a better option for our customers, our employees, or our family. We appreciated how honest and transparent Waterlogic was throughout the process and we will be excited to see the business grow under Waterlogic’s ownership.”
Water Engineering Technologies (W.E.T.) is a premium provider of point-of-use water coolers, headquartered in Burien, Washington since 1998. The acquisition of W.E.T.’s business strengthens Waterlogic’s market presence in the Pacific Northwest, allowing for increased and more efficient customer reach in this important market.
Chuck Lockart, Owner, Water Engineering Technologies, said, “Waterlogic was great throughout the process and I am very pleased with the transaction. I have a lot of long-time customers and I know that they will be in good hands with Waterlogic.”
With these two acquisitions, Waterlogic has now completed five acquisitions in the U.S. and Canada in the last nine months:
- Pure Water Technology of the Inland Empire – Redlands, California
- Streamline Water – El Paso, Texas
- Just Pure Water – Toronto, Ontario
- Water Engineering Technologies – Seattle, Washington
- Minnesota Water – Minneapolis, Minnesota
With these acquisitions, and a strong focus on organic growth, Waterlogic services nearly 100,000 point-of-use coolers throughout North America, delivering on its customer promise of ‘hassle free, great tasting water, every day’.
“I am thrilled to add these two excellent companies to Waterlogic Americas,” said Casey Taylor, CEO Waterlogic Americas. “With Minnesota Water, we expand our presence in Minneapolis to help us provide even better service in the Twin Cities. Likewise, combining Water Engineering Technologies with our existing Seattle branch will allow us to reach more customers in the Pacific Northwest. We are adding outstanding employees from each company, with significant experience and expertise, making our team even stronger.”
Waterlogic remains dedicated to growth in the Americas, both through organic sales and through acquisition.
Waterlogic was acquired in January 2015 by funds managed by Castik Capital, the European private equity investor. Minnesota Water and W.E.T. are the most recent acquisitions as part of the company’s buy and build strategy since the acquisition by Castik, and following substantial acquisitions in the US, UK, Australia, Spain, France, Germany, and Scandinavia.
Rosanna Turner, Group Marketing Communications Manager
Waterlogic is an innovative designer, manufacturer, distributor and operator of Point-Of-Use (POU) drinking water purification and dispensing systems designed for environments such as offices, factories, hospitals, hotels, schools, restaurants and other workplaces. Founded in 1992, Waterlogic was one of the first companies to introduce POU systems to customers worldwide, and has been in the forefront of the POU market, promoting product design and quality, the application of new technologies and world class sales and service. Waterlogic has its own subsidiaries in many markets and an extensive and expanding independent global distribution network in place, reaching over 60 countries around the world. Waterlogic products are currently distributed in North and South America, Europe, Asia, Australia and South Africa. Waterlogic’s leading markets are the US, Australia and Western Europe, in particular the UK, Scandinavia, Germany and France. More information can be found at www.waterlogic.com
Castik Capital S.à r.l (“Castik”) manages investments in private equity. Castik is a European multistrategy investment manager, acquiring significant ownership positions in European private and public companies, where long-term value can be generated through active partnerships with management teams. Founded in 2014, Castik is based in Luxembourg and focuses on identifying and developing investment opportunities across Europe. The advisor to Castik is Castik Capital Partners GmbH, based in Munich. Investments are made by the Luxembourg-based fund, EPIC I SLP, the first fund managed by Castik, which had its final fund close of EUR 1bn in July 2015.