Excalibur Investment Banking Advises Salas O’Brien on its Merger with Zepnick Solutions

Excalibur Investment Banking is pleased to announce that Zepnick Solutions and Salas O’Brien have joined forces, further strengthening Salas O’Brien as a driving force in the manufacturing sector.

“We are excited to welcome Zepnick Solutions, a like-minded team committed to employee-ownership and strong relationships. Innovative engineering talent is critical for the future of manufacturing, and Zepnick will bolster our position as a driving force in this high-demand sector,” stated Salas O’Brien CEO & Chairman, Darin Anderson. Salas O’Brien seeks firms with aligned values that complement the organization as a whole so the team is stronger together than apart.

Headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin, Zepnick Solutions provides mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, process engineering, electrical and mechanical design, engineering project management, equipment specification, systems integration, robotics integration, controls integration and PLC programming. The Company’s turnkey capabilities in process, packaging and palletizing have positioned Zepnick as one of the leading providers of engineering solutions and automation design for the food, paper, and consumer goods industries. At the time of the merger, Zepnick Solutions was an employee-owned organization lead by its Founder & CEO, Jody Zepnick.

“Our team holds a very high standard and considers every day a new opportunity to improve. It is exciting to see that same mentality in Salas O’Brien, and we think this merger presents unlimited opportunity for the team, personally and professionally,” stated Jody Zepnick.

The Zepnick team will continue to be managed by its current leaders while its clients benefit from the combined expertise and service capabilities of the collective team at Salas O’Brien.

“It is exceedingly rare in the corporate world to see an organization grow to the scale that Salas O’Brien has over the last 18 years while retaining its employee ownership and family values. It is truly a testament to the leadership and culture within Salas O’Brien that has enabled so many leaders and shareholders from different walks of life to join forces and build a company based on the principles of joint ownership and joint governance,” stated Edward Novicky, Managing Director of Excalibur Investment Banking.

About Zepnick Solutions

Founded in 2000, Zepnick Solutions offers mechanical, electrical, process, and technology services to clients in the manufacturing sector. Specializing in process, packaging, and palletizing solutions, Zepnick is a recognized leader in delivering engineering process services and equipment for automation in the food, paper and consumer goods industries. The Company is headquartered in Green Bay, Wisconsin with an office in West Chester, Ohio. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.zepnick.com.

About Salas O’Brien

Salas O’Brien is an engineering and technical services firm that is focused on advancing the human experience through the built environment. The Salas O’Brien team is Engineered for Impact, helping clients achieve critical goals, advancing its team members through growth and opportunity, and operating at the center of important global issues including sustainability and decarbonization. Salas O’Brien is a top firm as ranked by Engineering News-Record and Consulting-Specifying Engineer and has appeared for the past 10 years on the Inc. 5000 list of North America’s fastest-growing private companies. The company has 2500+ Employees and 75+ Offices located across North America. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.salasobrien.com.

About Excalibur Investment Banking

Excalibur is an investment bank located in Washington, DC that represents clients in buy-side mergers & acquisitions, sell-side mergers & acquisitions, and capital raising transactions. The firm’s typical investment banking engagements range from $50 million to $1 billion in a wide array of industry sectors and geographies. Excalibur’s strengths lie in the middle market and in its relationships with shareholders who pride company culture, leadership, and legacy in parallel with company profits. For more information, please visit the firm’s website at www.excaliburib.com.