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Carlisle Buys Petersen Aluminum

Written by Tim Triplett

In a deal in the construction materials market, Carlisle Companies, Inc., has agreed to acquire Petersen Aluminum Corp. for approximately $197 million.

Headquartered in Elk Grove Village, Ill., Petersen’s primary business is the manufacture and distribution of architectural metal roof panels, steel and aluminum flat sheets and coils, wall panels, perimeter roof edge systems and related accessories for commercial, residential, institutional, industrial and agricultural markets. Founded by Maurice R. Petersen in 1965, Petersen, through its PAC-CLAD® brand, has grown to approximately $160 million in annual revenue.

Chris Koch, Carlisle CEO and president, said the Petersen acquisition expands the company’s portfolio of building envelope solutions. Petersen fits well with Carlisle’s other recent acquisitions in the metal roofing space, including Drexel Metals, Sunlast Metal and Premium Panels. “We anticipate achieving annual synergies of $4.0 million across our metal roofing platform as a result of the acquisition,” said Koch. “Petersen further broadens our scale and geographic penetration of the attractive and fast growing regions of Texas, Arizona, Georgia and the Midwest as we continue to execute on our metal roofing growth strategy.

Carlisle Companies, headquartered in Scottsdale, Ariz., has a diversified portfolio of products in commercial roofing, aerospace, medical, defense, transportation, agriculture, mining and construction, among other markets. Carlisle had $4.1 billion in net sales in 2017.

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