History

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1920

Distribution

The Trudeau brothers’ entrepreneurial roots are traced back to their grandfather’s packaging and trucking company.

1940

Machine

The family recognized the advantage of the mechanization of agricultural processing and focused on the design and manufacture of equipment.

1942

1950

Manufacturing

Ed establishes a manufacturing company known as Edge Tool & Die located just south of the soon-to-be plastics capital of the world, Leominster, MA.

1955

1982

M&A Start

T&T’s first location is a humble space in the lower level of a Braintree, MA office building. The opening is attended by many friends, politicians and family.

1960

Plastic

Edward turns his attention to the emerging plastics industry where his company designs and builds intricate molds, tools, precision dies and special machinery.

1979

1984

2000

Manufacturing M&A

Management of Sterngold Dental engages T&T to advise & negotiate a transaction with Zimmer Dental’s implant line of products.

1985

M&A Office

Completion of a full renovation and relocation into the original offices of Dunkin Donuts HQ, creating conference rooms and space for 30 professionals.

1994

2001

2002

M&A Plastic

Surgical Syringe shareholders engage T&T resulting in a sale to the 6 billion dollar Marmon Group of Chicago becoming their most profitable medical platform.

2003

2004

2004

Growth M&A

Continued transaction success and the increase in personnel dictate another expansion into larger office space in the Executive Business Park in Norwell, MA

2005

Technology M&A

T&T’s first major technology transaction advised the management of Telephonics Corp on the acquisition of Systems Engineering Group, a software contractor. 

2006

2007

M&A

The major shareholder of the family-owned Matrixx Group and patriarch seeks liquidity and continued ownership for the family. T&T’s assignment yields success.

2008

Manufacturing M&A

The founding family owners of 3D Medical mfg. engage Trudeau who completes a deal with a partner that provides liquidity for dad & growth capital for the sons. 

2009

2010

Plastics M&A

Trudeau wins a highly competitive sale process on behalf of their client, Teknor Apex with the acquisition of the TPV unit from the Dutch materials giant, DSM. 

2011

2011

M&A

2012

2013

M&A

2014

2015

Sell Business

2016

2017

m&a award

T&T is awarded 2019 M&A Advisory firm of the year by Finance Monthly Magazine. 

2019

2019

M&A Award

2020

2020

Axial Award

T&T is selected by Axial Networks, Inc. as one of the top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks (Q4 2020) 

2020

Spectrum Control, a mfg. of electronic controls engages T&T to complete several acquisitions and then advise on the sale of Spectrum to API Technologies.  

The family shareholders of this Iowan precision fabricator hires T&T to sell the business to a strategic private equity group. Successful mission accomplished. 

Hastings Partners engages T&T to sell Advanced Precision to a strategic company as part of a sector “build-up” resulting in a sale to NN for over $500 mil. 

2021

Plastics M&A

The Trudeau team advises global compounder, Teknor Apex, in their acquisition of Lanier Color Company. 

2021

2021

M&A Award

2022

Trudeau & Trudeau is awarded 2020 M&A Advisory firm of the year for the second consecutive year by Finance Monthly Magazine 

T&T upgrades their office space with their latest move to the 26th floor at One Boston Place providing more accessibility for clients and staff. 

Trudeau & Trudeau is awarded 2022 M&A Advisory firm of the year for the fourth consecutive year by Finance Monthly Magazine

1930

Manufacturing

They are a family of inventive people that saw manufacturing and machinery as the future and used their mechanical genius to build businesses.

Ed Trudeau

The Trudeau’s father Edward went off to Europe to fight for America as an Army PFC. He was decorated with the Bronze Star and honorably discharged.

Plastic

Trudeau discovers “fiberglass” and designs and builds a 2 seat fiberglass microcar prototype called the BEMCO which is featured on NBC’s Dave Garroway Show.

M&A

The family decides to sell the business and Bill & Mike handle the sale resulting in success. The idea of forming an M&A advisory firm is born.

M&A Growth

T&T’s reputation for honesty and dependability grows and the firm’s dealmaking success creates personnel expansion forcing a move into larger offices.

M&A GE

T&T sells its first company with a transaction value in excess of $20 million. The business is a custom packaging contractor of GE Power Systems.

Polymer M&A

Trudeau’s first cross-continental transaction with the acquisition of Singapore Polymers by Teknor Apex from the Norwegian aluminum giant, Norsk Hydro.

Plastics M&A

Brenntag of Germany acquires Whittaker, Clark & Daniels of NJ, a distributor of specialty plastics and pharmaceuticals. T&T advises the WCD shareholders.

Plastics

The $2 billion polymer producer, British Vita plc acquires thermoplastic compounder VFE SpA of Italy. T&T initiated the deal and advised Vita management.

Medical M&A

Riley Medical shareholders engage T&T to execute a sale process which results in a transaction with Symmetry Medical (NYSE:SMA).

M&A

Kittredge & Sons, a family business, and area of T&T’s expertise, successfully sells for a premium price to Aavid Niagara, a supplier of thermal solutions. 

M&A

IXYS Corp. of CA acquires Clare of MA and recently re-brands the business unit as the Integrated Circuits Division. T&T advises Clare management on the sale. 

Boston M&A

T&T moves to One International Place in downtown Boston providing easier access to T&T clients flying into Logan airport. 

M&A Advisor

Advanced Photonix, a supplier of optoelectronic sensors acquires Picometrix, a supplier of optical receivers. T&T advises AP management on the transaction. 

M&A Retirement

Seeking retirement, the founder of Holmed engages Trudeau to sell his business of 35 years. T&T completes the deal in record time and at a premium price.  

Wire and Cable

Founding brothers of Electric Motion Control hires T&T to run a sale process resulting in a premium deal with the multi-billion dollar public company, Hubbell. 

Distribution M&A

Trudeau is hired to sell this major plastics distributor to provide an exit and estate enrichment for the owners. The company is sold to M. Holland at a premium 

Boston M&A

Trudeau & Trudeau upgrade their office space again by moving to One Boston Place. A central location in the heart of Boston, Massachusetts. 

M&A Award

Trudeau & Trudeau is awarded 2021 M&A Advisory firm of the year for the third consecutive year by Finance Monthly Magazine.

Axial M&A Award

T&T is selected by Axial Networks, Inc. as one of the top 20 Lower Middle Market Investment Banks (Q4 2021)