Truelink Capital Acquires Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions

Trulite Glass & Aluminum Solutions is now part of Truelink Capital, a Los Angeles-based private equity firm. Truelink acquired the company from an affiliate of Sun Capital Partners.

This is the first acquisition for Truelink, which launched in early 2022 focusing on companies in the industrial and tech-enabled services sectors.

“At Truelink, we are focused on helping companies adapt, meet the business challenges of today and thrive—and that is exactly how our firm intends to support Trulite,” says Todd Golditch, co-founder and managing partner of Truelink. “Trulite is an industry leader, with an immensely talented team, experienced leadership and a strong customer value proposition. It has a solid foundation for growth, and we are enthusiastic about Trulite’s high-quality products, high-touch service and ability to capture the opportunities that lie ahead.”

Trulite, a fabricator and distributor of customized tempered, laminated, insulating and decorative glass, plans to continue delivering the same “high-quality products and solutions.” It will remain supported by its existing management team and its network of employees in 35 locations across the U.S. and Canada.

“Trulite has been on a journey to expand geographically, optimize operations and create a platform for scalability, which is a direct result of the hard work, persistence and determination of the Trulite team,” says Trulite CEO Kevin Yates. “Upon our first meeting with Truelink, it was evident that they believe in our business, our potential and—most importantly—our people.”

Yates says that the acquisition is necessary to unlock Trulite’s next phase of growth. Golditch adds that with additional investment, Trulite will be well-positioned to build upon its momentum and reach new heights.

Truelite is no stranger to acquisitions. Over the years, it has acquired several companies, including AGC Glass Company North America’s U.S. commercial fabrication assets, Texas Tempered Glass, and Western States Glass Corp., among others. The glass fabricator also closed its Wisconsin plant in 2020 due to COVID-19 exposure.

Ironbridge Equity Partners Acquires Walker Glass

Ironbridge Equity Partners has acquired a controlling interest in Walker Glass Co. of Montreal. Ironbridge is a Toronto-based private equity firm that focuses on traditional industry businesses in manufacturing, distribution, consumer products and services, along with business products and services spaces.

“Walker’s proven track record over the past 80 years has demonstrated the ability to consistently deliver growth through best-in-class product quality, top-notch customer service, state-of-the-art production and an innovation-based culture,” says Pete Samson, managing partner at Ironbridge. “We look forward to working with management to support the company during its next chapter of growth.”

Walker Glass develops and manufactures acid-etched glass substrates, premium-quality mirrors and bird-friendly glazing solutions.

“I am very excited about this partnership as it will enable Walker to realize its formidable growth objectives over the coming years,” says Walker Glass president Lee Harrison.

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