Breakwater Management Expands Asset Management Platform with Control Private Equity Strategy Closes Inaugural Platform Investment in Matcon

Los Angeles-based private investment firm expands Asset Management Platform with Control Private Equity Strategy Closes Inaugural Platform Investment in Matcon.

LOS ANGELES, AUGUST 2021 – Breakwater Management LP (“Breakwater”), a capital provider to the U.S. lower middle market, announced today that it has expanded its investment management platform to include a control private equity strategy. This new effort builds upon Breakwater’s 12-year history providing growth capital and acquisition financing through both private debt and structured equity. The platform extension will focus on partnering with outstanding management teams and founders to create significant value through operational improvements, the execution of organic growth opportunities, as well as add-on acquisitions.

“With this new vertical, we’ve expanded our ability to meet the full range of financing needs a lower middle market company may have, further differentiating Breakwater as a capital provider and value added partner” said Saif Mansour, Co-Managing Partner. “This is a natural complement to our existing set of flexible capital solutions, which now includes direct loans, and both minority and majority equity investments” said Eric Beckman, Co-Managing Partner.

In conjunction with the announcement of the control private equity platform expansion, Breakwater is also pleased to announce its inaugural platform investment in the Matcon Group of Companies (“Matcon”). Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Matcon is a leading commercial contractor in the region, providing a full range of specialty services including excavation and shoring, environmental remediation, demolition and underground utilities services, for large scale civil infrastructure, commercial and residential projects.

“We are thrilled to partner with Stephen Jungaro, Adam Heath, and Stephen Custeau, as significant rollover shareholders, and the rest of the talented Matcon team,” said Darrick Geant, Partner at Breakwater. “Matcon’s impressive track record and recent large project wins serve as an outstanding platform for future expansion. The company’s long-tenured management team has built a market leading position with a blue-chip customer base, and we look forward to supporting their continued success.”

“This is an important new chapter in Matcon’s growth story,” said Stephen Jungaro, Co-Founder of Matcon. “We are very excited to partner with the team at Breakwater as we work to further build the company’s suite of services and opportunity set. In addition to its partnership approach and value as a capital partner, we believe that Breakwater’s previous experience in the industry will bring valuable perspective and operational insights to assist us with our business going forward.”

“We see significant future expansion opportunities through both organic and inorganic growth initiatives, and Stephen and I are extremely excited to continue to lead Matcon through its next stage of development in our roles as executives and shareholders of the Company,” said Adam Heath, Co-Founder of Matcon.

Los Angeles, California based Cherng Family Trust coinvested with Breakwater, and TD Bank provided debt financing in support of the transaction.

McGuireWoods LLP and Lawson Lundell LLP served as Breakwater’s legal counsel on the transaction.

Sequoia Mergers & Acquisitions Corp. advised Matcon on the transaction.

About Breakwater Management LP

Based in Los Angeles, Breakwater Management LP provides flexible debt and equity capital to growing lower middle market companies. The firm aligns itself with committed management teams, owners, and sponsors, providing creative financing solutions tailored to meet individual company needs. Breakwater’s senior investment team has over 65 years of private company investing experience and has built the firm on a deep commitment to integrity, partnership and growth.

For more information, please visit www.breakwatermgmt.com.

About Matcon

Based in Coquitlam, British Columbia, Canada and founded in 2001, Matcon is a leading commercial contractor in British Columbia specializing in excavation and
shoring services. Matcon provides a full range of specialty services including, excavation and shoring, environmental remediation, demolition and underground
utilities services for large scale civil infrastructure, commercial and residential projects.

For more information, please visit www.matcon.ca.

 

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Dear friends,

It is with profound sadness that we relay news of the recent death of our partner Saif Mansour. Saif passed away suddenly on October 27th due to an undiagnosed heart condition.

Saif founded Breakwater in 2009 as a young entrepreneur, with the vision of creating an investment firm that reflected his commitment to excellence, integrity, and long-term partnership. He was an incredibly intelligent, energetic, kind, and charismatic person, and a great connector of people who brought joy to everyone who knew him. He was a talented investor, a wonderful friend, and a natural leader.

Saif’s passion for Breakwater was surpassed only by his enormous love for his wife and their two young children. We grieve with them and extend our deepest sympathies to all of his family and friends.

We are heartbroken by this terrible loss but will honor Saif’s memory by continuing to build a firm that reflects his entrepreneurial spirit and core values. May his memory be a blessing to us all.

Sincerely,
The Breakwater Family

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