Ridgemont Equity Partners
Cook & Boardman Acquires Girtman & Associates
April 25, 2018
Leading Commercial Door and Hardware Distributor Expands into Nashville Market
Winston-Salem, NC (April 25, 2018) – The Cook & Boardman Group (“Cook & Boardman”), a portfolio company of Ridgemont Equity Partners, today announced the acquisition of Girtman & Associates, Inc., a division of Bass Security Services, Inc. Based in Nashville, Tennessee, Girtman & Associates is a distributor of commercial doors, door frames, and door hardware specializing in providing door entry systems and accessories directly to end-user companies with large, nationwide footprints. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
“Nashville is one of the fastest growing markets in the U.S. and a great place to run a business,” said Darrin Anderson, CEO of the Cook & Boardman Group. “The addition of Girtman & Associates to the Cook & Boardman family of companies allows us to plant a flag in Nashville, compete for new local projects, and strengthen our firm’s national accounts program. We are well positioned to establish ourselves in this new market because we can offer the broadest set of products and the highest level of customer service in the industry. National account relationships have been a top priority for both Girtman & Associates and Cook & Boardman and we look forward to continuing to serve these customers and building out a new geography together.”
About Cook & Boardman Group
Cook & Boardman is a leading specialty distributor of commercial metal and wood doors, door frames, door hardware, and related products, including access control devices and specialty products.
About Ridgemont Equity Partners
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a Charlotte-based middle market buyout and growth equity investor. Since 1993, the principals of Ridgemont have invested over $5 billion. The firm focuses on equity investments up to $250 million and utilizes a proven, industry-focused investment approach and repeatable value creation strategies. Ridgemont’s most recent flagship fund, REP III, was formed in 2018 and has $1.65B of committed capital.