Columbia West Capital News
08.26.11 CWC Completes Recapitalization of Emergency Restoration Experts

Columbia West Capital is pleased to announce the recapitalization of Emergency Restoration Experts (ERE).  ERE is the leading company in the Southwest US for emergency response and disaster mitigation services primarily within the water, fire, storage, mold, crime scene and asbestos sectors.  The company is based in Chandler, Arizona with additional large scale industrial storage in Tucson from which it has the ability and resources to utilize their specialized skills. Columbia West Capital served as the exclusive financial advisor to ERE.  Financial details were not disclosed.

The Chicago based Private Equity firm that partnered with ERE has decades of experience in business services, construction, and industries servicing the building trades.  The Principals have managed over $1 billion in private equity investments and have a very successful track record of investing and growing businesses in the middle-market.

Founders Bryan Bradley and Heath Bradley have experienced significant growth over the past decade with the company growing to a business that serves thousands of clients including some of the largest employers in the region.  In the past 12 months the company has almost doubled sales with a significant focus on the residential, commercial, governmental, and hospital markets.  Both founders will continue in the newly focused growth orientated firm.

“Columbia West’s experience and expert guidance were critical in making the biggest transaction of our lives a success.  They skillfully managed a complicated deal during the negotiations, the due diligence process, and the closing of the deal to create a win-win situation for all parties involved”, said founder Bryan Bradley. “We are very excited about growing our business both organically and through selective acquisitions leveraging the experience and resources of our new partners.”