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Oct 7th, 2013
 
LED sign manufacturer Watchfire Signs acquired by private equity firm
 
Watchfire Signs (www.watchfiresigns.com), a leading manufacturer of LED signs and digital billboards, announced that it has been acquired by a fund managed by The Jordan Company, a middle-market private equity firm based in New York.
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All members of the current management team, including Watchfire Signs’ President and CEO Steve Harriott and CFO Frank Dwyer will continue in their current roles. In addition, all senior Watchfire executives and the Wood family will continue to be shareholders in the business. Members of the Wood family have been shareholders in Watchfire since the Wood’s acquisition of the business in 1971.

Watchfire has experienced rapid growth over the last five years. Over this period, Watchfire has significantly increased revenue, doubled employment, built a state-of-the-art 200,000 sq. ft. manufacturing and office facility, and strengthened the company’s management team.

The Jordan Company has a long history of buying and building upon outstanding companies in partnership with existing owners and management teams,” said CEO Steve Harriott. “This is an exciting time for Watchfire; we are poised for strong growth in an industry that is still in its early stages. The Jordan Company understands the potential for Watchfire’s continued growth and increased market share."


 
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