Sentinel Capital Partners, a private equity firm, announced its acquisition of Controlled Products, a manufacturer and distributor of synthetic turf products for landscape, sports, commercial, and specialty applications. Terms of the deal were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Dalton, GA, Controlled Products develops and distributes synthetic turf through a network of dealers and customers across an international network and to its company-owned and franchised Purchase Green stores. Controlled Products serves residential, commercial, and field customers with brands including GrassTex, SporTurf, Synthetic Turf International, and private label products.
“With its talented management team, exceptional product quality and best-in-class marketing capabilities, Controlled Products is well-positioned to capitalize on the strong secular trends in the synthetic turf industry,” said Eric Bommer, a Sentinel partner. “We are excited to partner with the Controlled Products team to continue driving acquisitive and organic growth.”
“This is an exciting time for our company as we look to expand upon our proven success and bring our industry-leading turf solutions to new markets and customers,” said Controlled Products President and CEO Scott Lowrie. “Sentinel is the perfect partner to help us achieve our goals.”
Sentinel has prior investment experience with niche manufacturing and distribution businesses, including PlayCore (play, park and recreation products), Chase Doors (specialty doors), Chromalox (precision heating technology), Colson (casters and wheels), ECM Industries (electrical products), Engineered Controls International (pressure regulators and valves), LTI Boyd (rubber and plastic sealing systems), RotoMetrics (precision rotary tooling), and Sonny’s Enterprises (car wash systems).