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Branford Castle Partners
Private market investor
Acquired 100% of Business Operations
GPT Industries
A division of EnPro Industries, is the world’s leading manufacturer of critical pipeline sealin
Advised on Sale of Company

Advised Garlock Pipeline Technologies (GPT) on its sale to Branford Castle

Capstone Partners (IMAP USA) advised Garlock Pipeline Technologies (GPT) — a manufacturer of critical pipeline sealing and electrical isolation products — on its sale to Branford Castle Fund II. 


Based in Denver, Colorado, Garlock Pipeline Technologies produces critical-service flange isolation kits (FIKs) and monolithic isolation joints (MIJs) for oil, natural gas, and water pipeline applications globally. Prior to the acquisition, GPT was an operating division of Enpro Industries (NYSE:NPO). GPT’s patented, highly engineered products help prevent the leading causes of pipeline failures and protect against potential explosions, fires, and pollution. GPT’s “Pikotek“ brand is known as the pioneer of the flange isolation gasket industry and is recognized as the original brand to have introduced FIKs to the broader market in the 1980s.


Branford Castle is a private market investor focusing on lower-middle-market investments, with a more than 30+ year history of helping to grow businesses. The firm typically makes control investments in companies with less than $15 million of EBITDA and a leadership position in a niche industry. Branford is particularly keen on the strong relationships it develops with its portfolio company managers. Branford has particular expertise in industrials/specialty manufacturing, consumer products, business services and logistics.

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