Introducing: TSL Engineered Products, Global Manufacturer of Specialized Solutions

ST. LOUIS, Mo., January 13, 2021 – Tinicum, L.P., and affiliated funds managed by Tinicum Incorporated (“Tinicum”) announced today that they have acquired a controlling interest in Robert Family Holdings, LLC. Following the acquisition, Robert Family Holdings changed its name to TSL Engineered Products, LLC (“TSL”).

TSL, through its three wholly owned operating subsidiaries — Advantek, LLC, Continental Disc Corporation, LLC, and Dexter Magnetic Technologies, Inc.— is a diversified global manufacturer of highly specialized industrial solutions.

Continental Disc Corporation is a leading manufacturer of rupture discs, pressure- and vacuum-relief valves, and other safety-critical pressure-relief products. Continental Disc Corporation serves diverse end markets globally, including chemical, oil and gas, pharmaceutical, aerospace, defense, and industrial markets. Headquartered in Liberty, Missouri, Continental Disc Corporation was founded in 1965 and operates three manufacturing facilities in the US and India.

“Through each of our three operating subsidiaries, TSL provides customers with engineered products for critical applications,” said Drew Ladau, CEO of TSL Engineered Products. “Tinicum’s partnership will enable each of our businesses to continue investing in the personnel, capital, and solutions needed to provide industry-leading products and service to our customers worldwide.”

“Advantek, Continental Disc Corporation, and Dexter are leaders within their respective industries because they diligently satisfy customer needs with engineered solutions and high standards of service,” said Michael Donner, a partner at Tinicum. “Tinicum is a long-term business owner, and we look forward to supporting these businesses in pursuit of their strategic plans and continued growth.”

Tinicum, founded in 1974, is a private investment partnership with experience investing in private and public companies in industrial manufacturing, distribution, and technology. Tinicum invests in businesses for the long term and seeks to partner with owners, families, and managers who share a similar approach.

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