Acquisition Program

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® was built on a successful program of over 30 strategic acquisitions including architectural glass, curtain wall and architectural window manufacturers. Today, with over 50 operating locations throughout North America and more than 4,000 employees, we are the only company that creates fully integrated and seamless building envelope solutions.

Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® seeks to build on its leadership position in the market by acquiring, partnering and investing in companies that extend our geographic reach, and that introduce new and innovative products, new manufacturing processes and technological services.

New Growth Platforms
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® has established new platforms to provide growth opportunities in markets where it can leverage its leadership position and capabilities in architectural glass.

  • Architectural rated windows
    Energy efficiency and security are gaining increasing importance in the design of windows for new non-residential and multi-family residential buildings. Combined capabilities in glass and aluminum are expected to provide a strong platform for addressing emerging and future market trends
  • Engineered aluminum glazing systems
    Companies in this market manufacture architectural storefronts and display systems, interior and exterior aluminum doors, custom curtain wall, custom architectural skylights and custom structural glass wall systems

Target Markets
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® has achieved success in acquisitions by focusing on select target markets where there is a strong value-added role with customers. We seek acquisition opportunities in the following markets:

  • Products
    Custom architectural-rated windows for non-residential and multi-family residential buildings and/or custom architectural aluminum glazing systems
  • Geography
    North America-including the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico
  • Activity
    Shop fabrication and/or manufacturing of custom products from extruded aluminum
  • Customers
    Commercial building glazers, installing dealers and/or general contractors

Acquisition Criteria
Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® places a strong emphasis on the cultural fit of its acquisition candidates to ensure smooth post-acquisition integration. Acquisition candidates typically have the following characteristics:

  • Ownership
    Privately-owned and operated business. Portfolio companies of private equity firms. Subsidiaries of corporate conglomerates
  • Size and Profitability
    $10 million to $300 million in annual sales. EBIT margins of 10% or greater
  • Growth
    Prospect for sustainable, profitable growth at or above industry averages
  • Consistency
    Established businesses, who have demonstrated a consistent record of increasing profitability through well planned and executed business strategies
  • Customer Service Orientation
    Strong focus and awareness throughout the organization on delivering value to the customer
  • Entrepreneurialism
    Self-motivated managers who have a track record for seeking out and capitalizing on opportunities
  • People
    Culture that focuses on the recruitment, development and retention of outstanding employees

If you are a potential acquisition candidate or are assisting a potential acquisition candidate that meets the aforementioned criteria, please contact the Oldcastle BuildingEnvelope® development team to initiate a discussion.

We are committed to fairly compensating intermediaries for their role in transactions and typically consummate our transactions within 60-90 days of a signed Letter of Intent.