Dinan Capital Advisors, a leading middle market investment bank, announces the execution of the acquisition of its client, GWC Valve International of Bakersfield, CA and Shanghai, China. The firm served as the exclusive financial advisor to GWC Valve International and its shareholders in connection with this transaction. GWC will continue to maintain its US and Chinese operations with the headquarters moved to a new state-of-the-art facility in Milan, Italy. GWC’s shareholders continue to maintain a significant ownership stake. GWC’s management will continue as lead of the North American subsidiary.

GWC is partnering with B4 Investimenti of Rome, Italy and a group of executives in the industrial valve industry, led by Roberto Bartolena (formerly of Flowserve, Italia). This recapitalization and investment in GWC allows the Company to better service its international customer base while funding future growth initiatives.

GWC is a designer and manufacturer of highly engineered valves, primarily serving the oil & gas industry. In addition to gate, globe and check valves the Company produces a wide range of high quality API 6D ball valves that meet the high demand environments of its international client base. GWC’s track record of innovation and responsive service has made it a trusted supplier of choice among leading oil and gas participants.

Dinan Capital Advisors is a leading middle market investment bank providing merger & acquisition, capital placement, valuation and other financial advisory services to companies and institutional investors.