Eastern Metal Supply Makes Strategic Investment in Eagle Metal Distributors

Eastern Metal Supply (EMS), a prominent distributor of aluminum products in the United States and a portfolio company of Wynnchurch Capital, L.P. (Wynnchurch), has announced its acquisition of Eagle Metal Distributors, Inc. (Eagle). Eagle, established in 2004 and based in Orlando, specializes in distributing aluminum products, patio screens, and related offerings essential for pool enclosure and screen room installations and repairs. Mike Swedick, CEO of EMS, expressed enthusiasm about the partnership with Eagle’s CEO, Steve Wrazen, and the entire Eagle team, highlighting Eagle’s dedication to delivering top-quality products and services.

Steve Wrazen, President of Eagle, shared his excitement about the collaboration with EMS, emphasizing their readiness to capitalize on EMS’s resources for future growth opportunities. This strategic partnership aims to broaden the range of products and services offered to both new and existing customers across Central Florida.

Foley & Lardner LLP served as the legal advisor to EMS and Wynnchurch throughout the acquisition process.

Wynnchurch, managing multiple private equity funds totaling $9.2 billion of regulatory assets under management, actively pursues investment opportunities. In April 2024, Wynnchurch acquired Reagent, the leading distributor of hydrochloric acid in North America. Other recent investments by Wynnchurch include Handgards, a prominent foodservice products distributor; FloWorks, specializing in critical flow control product distribution; and Industrial Service Solutions, a national provider of maintenance, repair, and operations (MRO)-focused services.

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