WHAT IS CLEAN, GREEN AND BURIED IN THE BACKYARD? A GRAHAM PARTNERS ADD-ON

PHILADELPHIA, January 17, 2012 — Graham Partners is pleased to announce that one of its portfolio companies, Infiltrator Systems, Inc., has acquired the assets of the septic chamber business of Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (ADS). Infiltrator designs, manufactures, and sells engineered plastic systems that are used in septic wastewater and storm water management applications. The acquisition is part of Infiltrator Systems’ ongoing commitment to offer the most innovative solutions to the onsite wastewater industry.

Graham Partners’ strategy is to acquire industrial businesses that are benefiting from raw materials and technology conversion trends in their industries, where Graham can utilize its extensive operating resources and industrial network to add value. In Infiltrator’s case, the ongoing shift from traditional stone and pipe products and other alternatives towards synthetic leachfield alternatives is driving demand for the company’s products.

Since its inception in 1987, Infiltrator has introduced innovative products that meet increasingly stringent environmental and regulatory onsite wastewater treatment requirements. Through its understanding of the marketplace and the integration of engineering and manufacturing expertise, science, and technology, Infiltrator is one of the leaders in the highly competitive onsite wastewater industry. Infiltrator is based in Old
Saybrook, CT.

“We are excited about the opportunity to expand our product offering to the marketplace,” stated Roy Moore, President and CEO of Infiltrator. “We also believe this addition will lead to more efficient manufacturing operations, allowing us to be even more competitive with alternative solutions in the marketplace.”

About Graham Partners (www.grahampartners.net): Graham Partners is a leading, lower middle market private equity firm based in suburban Philadelphia with over $1.5 billion under management. Graham Partners is a member of The Graham Group, an alliance of independently owned and operated industrial and investment management businesses that share in the common legacy of entrepreneur Donald C. Graham’s industrial success. Graham Partners seeks to acquire industrial and manufacturing-related companies with revenues between $30 million and $500 million that participate in niches where Graham can leverage its unique combination of operating resources and financial expertise to drive value creation.

 

FOR FURTHER INFORMATION CONTACT:

Rob Newbold (rnewbold@grahampartners.net)
Christina Morin (cmorin@grahampartners.net)
Tel: (610) 408-0500 / Fax: (610) 408-0600
www.grahampartners.net