Rockwell Engineering and Equipment Joins Impel Company

Acquisition of Rockwell expands product offering and distribution channels

Seattle, Wash. – March 27, 2024  – Pike Street Capital, LLC (“Pike Street”) investment, Impel Company, LLC (“Impel”) announced the acquisition of Rockwell Engineering and Equipment (“Rockwell”) in a transaction that closed March 15, 2024. Impel originated with Pike Street platform company, PumpTech, and has grown to include ten (10) companies in the Flow Management space with the addition of Rockwell. The combined organization offers pump, valve, motor, instrumentation and controls products, extensive service capabilities, and geographic coverage to the high growth water and wastewater treatment sectors, as well as food and beverage and other industrial markets.

Tustin, California-based Rockwell is a leading provider of pumps and water management solutions in California and Nevada, with installations across the region in a wide range of industries. Founded in 1991 by Brad and Mary Rockwell, the business has earned a reputation for its high-quality products and exceptional customer service. Brad Rockwell will continue to lead the business post-transaction.

“We’re thrilled to join forces with our friends at Rockwell, who we have known for many years.” said Doug Staab, CEO of Impel. “They bring deep experience in product distribution in the municipal and industrial sectors, with a strong customer focus that aligns perfectly with the Impel culture. The addition of their pump lines combined with their western US service region enables all of us to provide more solutions to more customers.”

Rockwell has offices in both Northern and Southern California, located in Vacaville and Tustin, California.

“Rockwell is an important addition to the platform,” said Dave Dandel, Partner at Pike Street Capital. “They bring a new line of best-in-class equipment that can be leveraged across the Impel Companies and provide an essential presence in the California market. It is exciting to see the successful execution of our growth strategy and look forward to further additions to the platform.”

Pike Street Capital invests in middle market companies with leading market positions, strong management teams, and discernible growth drivers. The firm targets sectors serving professional customers and B2B growth where it has relevant investing and operating experience, including industrial technology, specialty manufacturing, distribution & logistics, and business services. The firm’s $237M over-subscribed inaugural fund closed in November 2020.x

About Impel

Impel was started in 2021 with a vision to build a “one-stop shop” to serve municipal and industrial flow management needs by acquiring complementary capabilities in contiguous geographies. The platform launched with Pike Street Capital’s acquisition of PumpTech, a premier distributor of high-quality pumping products and systems serving the Pacific Northwest since 1986. Subsequent acquisitions have grown Impel to comprise ten flow management companies, including PumpTech, Intermountain Industrial, Inc., Frost Engineering, Dakota Pump, Alpha Southwest, Pipestone Equipment, K&N Electric, Alaska-Roteq, L2 Systems, and Rockwell Engineering and Equipment. The organization continues to grow, providing customers across the western US a broad range of products and capabilities.

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