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CEO and CFO recognized for M&A accomplishments

ARCH Global Holdings ("ARCH") on April 29, 2024, is pleased to announce that ARCH President & Chief Executive Officer, Eli Crotzer and ARCH Chief Financial Officer, Jack Serda, were recently admitted into the Detroit Dealmakers Hall of Fame. Mr. Crotzer and Mr. Serda have been instrumental in driving the overall M&A strategy and execution for ARCH Global Holdings, with Mr. Crotzer being active with ARCH since its formation in 2011, and Mr. Serda leading the Corporate Development function for ARCH since joining the company in early 2015.

Since the time of formation in December of 2011, ARCH has completed 50 acquisitions. In addition, Mr. Crotzer and Mr. Serda oversaw the divestiture of ARCH's automotive business in 2018, the divestiture of its aerospace & defense business in 2021, and navigated ARCH through two successful platform exits in 2015 and 2019. Today ARCH continues to own and operate approximately 40 manufacturing plants spread across the United States of America, with the business split into industrial cutting tools (ARCH Cutting Tools) and medical products (ARCH Medical Solutions).

Reflecting on his admission into the Detroit Dealmakers Hall of Fame, Mr. Crotzer commented "I am flattered to have been recognized for my lifetime accomplishments in the mergers and acquisitions arena. I want to thank the organizers and sponsors of the Detroit Dealmakers Conference for nominating and accepting me into the prestigious Dealmakers Hall of Fame. Ultimately this recognition reflects the contributions of so many of my ARCH colleagues that have been instrumental to our success over the years, and I want to thank all of my colleagues for their past, present and future contributions to our overall success."

Mr. Serda added "I am deeply honored to receive the esteemed Master Dealmaker award and be inducted into the Smart Business Detroit Dealmakers Hall of Fame. I want to extend my sincere gratitude to the host committee and event organizers for this prestigious honor. This award underscores the years of dedication, hard work and commitment of our Corporate Development team and numerous ARCH colleagues, whose tireless efforts have fueled our M&A success. The accomplishments ARCH has achieved to date have been nothing short of remarkable, and we remain highly active seeking additional acquisitions as we continue to write our success story for years to come."

ARCH Cutting Tools acquires BMWG, LLC

ARCH Cutting Tools Corp. ("ARCH") on March 5, 2024, announced the acquisition of BMWG, LLC, a manufacturer of indexable and solid round tools, located in Gallatin, Tennessee. The new acquisition will join ARCH Cutting Tools, further solidifying ARCH as an industry leader in precision custom tooling.

With its state-of-the-art facility and equipment, BMWG specializes in designing and manufacturing custom indexable and solid carbide round tools for a diverse and ever-growing customer base. Since its inception in 1995, BMWG has focused on providing unparalleled service and nurturing customer partnerships. This, in combination with its innovative products, has resulted in an exceptionally strong regional footprint, specifically in the medical industry.

“I am proud to welcome the team at BMWG into the ARCH family," said Jeff Cederstrom, Divisional President of ARCH Cutting Tools. "BMWG is an exceptionally well-run facility with a diverse customer base, including a growing orthopedic and medical footprint. We are also excited to have an expanded geographic reach to serve this growing region.”

“I am excited to welcome the BMWG team to the ARCH organization," added Eli Crotzer, President and CEO of ARCH Global Holdings. "The BMWG facility and culture were differentiating features that attracted us to the business.”

“We are very excited to join the ARCH organization," said Travis Wright, Owner of BMWG, LLC, who will continue to serve as President of the location after the acquisition. "Everyone we have met from ARCH has been very positive and excited about the future of ARCH Cutting Tools. We see that the core values of ARCH are aligned with our own, and we know this move will ensure the continued growth of our facility and the expansion of our capabilities.”

ARCH Medical Solutions expansion nearly doubles size of Philadelphia campus

Continuing its rapid growth and evolution, ARCH Medical Solutions (“AMS”) has expanded its campus in Huntingdon Valley, Pennsylvania, to better serve customers in need of contract medical device manufacturing. With a new 25,000-square-foot facility, the expansion nearly doubles the size of the ARCH Medical Solutions – Philadelphia presence to 58,550 square feet. Company leadership, employees, local dignitaries, and elected officials recently celebrated the facility’s grand opening at a ribbon-cutting ceremony.

“It’s been through the hard work and efforts of the ARCH – Philly team that we’ve been able to make the investment to build this state-of the-art manufacturing facility,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “This expansion facility is a representation of our ability to grow our business and expand our operations with the goal of helping our customers support their patients and to provide new jobs to the community. The team here specializes in the manufacturing of medical devices, specifically orthopedic implants for the spine, trauma, extremities markets. These products help patients ranging from young children who have scoliosis to people who had an unfortunate fall, injury or accident and require repair of a fractured joint or bone structure.”

Added Stephen Keil, President of ARCH Medical Solutions – Philadelphia: “We manufacture products you hope you never need, but we’re in the business of helping people.”

The new ARCH Medical Solutions facility bolsters the company’s precision medical manufacturing capabilities and strengthens its position as a leading, diversified supplier in the medical device contract manufacturing market. The Huntingdon Valley campus now has more than 13,000 square feet dedicated to Swiss machining and finishing services; a staff of 175, an increase of 15 employees with up to 20 more expected to be hired; a vacuum furnace; and an innovative prototype cell supporting internal tooling and fixturing as well external customer projects, among other benefits. The expansion supports the full range of ARCH Medical Solutions departments and initiatives, from tactical planning, purchasing, accounting, human resources and business development to quality assurance, quality control, continuous improvement, information technology, engineering, and 3D printing.

Eli Crotzer, ARCH President and CEO, said the Philadelphia campus is the realization of the ideals of ARCH Medical Solutions as a cutting-edge precision manufacturer always pursuing better solutions for medical OEMs.

“There’s a really strong spirit of innovation here and continuous improvement,” Crotzer said. “This is going to be a showpiece facility amongst all the ARCH Medical Solutions facilities. It’s a place that we can be very, very proud of.”

gSource LLC acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”) on July 1, 2023, acquired gSource LLC of Emerson, New Jersey. gSource precision manufactures an extensive line of surgical instruments and performs custom contract manufacturing for medical OEMs. Since its founding in 1999, gSource has built a reputation as a medical equipment manufacturer known for crafting superior instrumentation primarily for orthopedic and spinal surgical procedures.

With this acquisition, ARCH Medical Solutions strengthens its position as a leading, diversified supplier in the medical device contract manufacturing market. The Emerson facility will continue as gSource.

“We are excited to join forces with gSource and have the opportunity to offer this category of high-quality, German-sourced surgical instruments to our existing and new customers,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “gSource is a respected brand for both catalog and customized instrumentation, broadening the products and solutions we bring to the surgical instruments market. In working with the gSource team, there is clear cultural alignment between our organizations in quality and customer focus, making this partnership a win-win for our customers and the patients they serve.”

As part of the ARCH family, gSource President Gerd Billmann anticipates growth opportunities for employees and customers.

“We are certain that ARCH Medical Solutions is the right partner for gSource,” Billmann said. “The core values at ARCH are remarkably aligned with ours, and the increased capacity will allow our employees to flourish, our customers to do more, and the patients they serve to receive the highest level of care.”

John Ruggieri, Senior Vice President of Business Development at ARCH Medical Solutions, is excited to have gSource and its expert network of specialists joining ARCH Medical Solutions.

“We are thrilled to welcome the entire gSource team as they become a part of ARCH Medical Solutions,” he said. “gSource is a well-respected brand in the medical community, and the reputation of the company is a testament to its commitment and high level of customer service for more than two decades. This partnership is sure to usher in an exciting new era of accelerated growth.”

ARCH Cutting Tools acquires VR Wesson

Bloomfield Hills, Michigan — ARCH Global Holdings LLC Company (ARCH), on May 25, 2023, announced the acquisition of VR Wesson, a manufacturer of standard and special inserts, tool holders, and milling cutters located in Cape Coral, Florida. The company will join ARCH Cutting Tools, a division of ARCH and industry-leading, American manufacturer of solid round and indexable metal removal tooling.

ARCH Cutting Tools is headquartered in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan, and serves the medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, agriculture, and general industrial markets. ARCH Cutting Tools has facilities across the Eastern United States and is dedicated to engineering high-performance standard and custom tools that increase efficiencies for end-users. VR Wesson will be consolidated into ARCH Cutting Tools – Orchard Park and will expand the company's existing insert offering via ARCH Specials, as well as our North American Carbide and Ultra-Dex legacy brands.

“ARCH Cutting Tools is proud to announce the acquisition of VR Wesson, whose advanced manufacturing technologies and key accounts will be consolidated into our Orchard Park, New York facility," said Robert Gralke, President of ARCH Cutting Tools – Orchard Park. "We are particularly excited to bring laser PCD finishing capabilities under our roof, which will increase our team's efficiencies and expand our product offering to key industries, including automotive and medical.”

DPSS Lasers Inc. acquired by Beamer Laser Marking Systems

Beamer Laser Marking Systems, an ARCH Cutting Tools Corp. company, announced on May 2, 2023, the acquisition of DPSS Lasers Inc. (DPSS), a company located in Santa Clara, California that manufactures high-powered, 355 nm Ultra-Violet (UV), solid-state lasers, as well as UV integrated systems under the Samurai tradename. DPSS will join Beamer Laser Marking Systems, an American manufacturer of industrial grade, modular fiber laser marking machines with an industry-leading 100,000+ hour lifespan.

Beamer Laser Marking Systems is based in Flushing, Michigan, and serves the medical, aerospace, defense, firearms, automotive, and general industrial markets. As a fast-growing, full-service laser marking machine manufacturer, Beamer has a second facility in Bowling Green, Kentucky, and manufacturing representatives across the United States. Beamer is dedicated to providing easy-to-use software, support throughout the product lifecycle, and a wide array of standard, in-line, and highly engineered solutions for large and small part marking.

"I am proud to welcome the team at DPSS into the ARCH family!" said Jeff Cederstrom, Divisional President of ARCH Cutting Tools. "We see opportunities for growth in this evolving industry. As we move forward, we hope to learn and share knowledge about the industry, customers, and applications as we work to grow the business together. We are also excited to have an expanded geographic footprint to serve the market," added Cederstrom.

DPSS was established in 1998 by a team of engineers and scientists, who brought the Series 3500 Model UV Laser to the market. The Series 3500 Model was the first UV laser on the market to provide 3 Watts of power, earning many innovation awards and establishing DPSS as the world's leading supplier of quasi-continuous-wave 355 nm solid-state lasers.

"I am extremely excited about the newly formed partnership between Beamer and DPSS," said Nicholas Kaczmarski, National Sales Manager of Beamer Laser Marking Systems. "This merger will broaden our collective laser marking portfolio, allowing DPSS to provide more tailored solutions and Beamer Laser Marking Systems to add lower-powered UV technology to its repertoire of standard machines. We will leverage the knowledge base from both organizations to provide leading-edge technology in high- and low-powered UV, as well as industrial IR solutions."

"DPSS Lasers and I are very happy and eager to become part of the ARCH organization," added Alex Laymon, President of DPSS Lasers, Inc. "We believe there will be great synergies between Beamer Laser and DPSS, and that we will be able to provide a greater breadth of products and processes to customers with both IR and UV lasers."

About Beamer Laser Marking Systems
Beamer is an American manufacturer of laser marking systems, serving the medical, aerospace, defense, firearms, automotive, and general industrial markets. The company offers a wide range of standard, engineered, and inline solutions, all providing an industry-leading 100,000+ hour lifespan. And with an adaptable, easy-to-use, point-and-click interface, Beamer's solutions are extremely simple to use.

American Prosthetic Components acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”) on April 17, 2023, acquired American Prosthetic Components (“APC”) of Green Bay, Wisconsin. APC produces high-quality modular prosthetic components sold worldwide. The components are designed and engineered to meet or surpass ISO 10328 standards and are manufactured in a range of materials, including aluminum, stainless steel, titanium, and plastic with production processes that comply with CE requirements 92/42/EEC. With this acquisition, ARCH Medical Solutions expands its capabilities into prosthetic components and strengthens its position as a leading, diversified supplier in the medical device contract manufacturing market. Founded in 1994, APC will become ARCH – American Prosthetic Components.

“We are excited to have APC join the ARCH Medical Solutions group of companies, adding an important group of products that play a critical role in enabling affected patients to enjoy increased mobility and enhanced lifestyles,” said Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions. “APC is a market leader with a reputation that is consistent with our strategic mission of providing world-class products and services to our customers while building a diverse platform of medical device manufacturing businesses.”

As part of the ARCH family, APC President and CEO Jeff Braun foresees growth and a more defined future for employees and customers.

“This is the appropriate time to partner with a larger company that can offer ongoing financial stability as well as additional resources and financing to support our continued growth,” said Braun, who will remain the company’s president. “For our employees and our customers alike, this is the right opportunity and timing for planning the future of American Prosthetic Components.”

Eli Crotzer, ARCH President and CEO, is proud to have APC and its team of prosthetics manufacturing specialists as part of the ARCH Medical Solutions family.

“The APC team has carved out an impressive niche of providing highly engineered componentry for prosthetics,” he said. “It was also evident to our ARCH team during our site visit to APC that the team has developed a real competence around efficient machining of exotic metals in support of the products that they supply to the marketplace.”

Bettanini’s Custom Manufacturing Inc. acquired by ARCH Medical Solutions

ARCH Medical Solutions Corp. (“ARCH”) on Feb. 22, 2023, acquired Bettanini's Custom Manufacturing (“BCM”), located in Sonora, California. BCM is a contract manufacturer of precision-machined components for the surgical robotics, defense, aerospace, and specialized components markets. The newly acquired operation will join ARCH Medical Solutions, bolstering ARCH as a diversified supplier noted for growth and scale within the medical device contract manufacturing market. The acquired business features expertise that aligns well with the ARCH Medical Solutions – Sonora facility and will be integrated into this business unit as part of a 16,000-square-foot facilities expansion.

Paul Barck, Divisional President of ARCH Medical Solutions, said the BCM acquisition brings impressive engineering and 5-axis programming expertise to ARCH, enhancing the company’s support of surgical robotic and other highly engineered complex machined components.

“BCM being local to our Sonora facilities, we have successfully worked together with Tony and his team on numerous projects over the years,” Barck said. “With this long-standing and established relationship, joining forces will allow us to quickly capitalize on the combined expertise and scale to broaden resources available to meet the growing supply chain needs of our OEM customers.”

Tony Bettanini, founder of BCM, is excited about the partnership.

“We know this is the right decision for BCM and our customers,” Bettanini said. “The ARCH platform broadens our offering and will be very beneficial to our customers. Joining forces with ARCH provides us with added resources, skills, and capabilities. We especially like the culture at ARCH, as it matches our core values, and we look forward to growing together.”

John Ruggieri, Senior Vice President of Business Development at ARCH Medical Solutions, welcomed BCM as the right move, not only for ARCH Medical Solutions but also for its customers.

“BCM is an excellent addition to our ARCH – Sonora team,” Ruggieri said. “ARCH is gaining more than talented people with deep experience and expertise. We’re gaining a company with a trusted reputation for quality that advances our capabilities to provide industry-leading OEMs with precision manufacturing of their components and subassemblies.”

ARCH acquires Cincinnati-based Custom Carbide Cutter, Inc.

ARCH Cutting Tools Corporation on Jan. 27, 2023, announced the acquisition of Custom Carbide Cutter, Inc. (CCCI), a company located in Cincinnati that provides high-quality cutting tools to manufacturers and distributors. The new acquisition will join ARCH Cutting Tools, an industry leader in high-performance custom tooling.

ARCH Cutting Tools is based in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan and serves the medical, aerospace, defense, automotive, energy, agriculture, and general industrial markets. As a mid-sized, full service cutting tool manufacturer, ARCH has facilities across the United States, and is dedicated to engineering high-performance standard and custom tooling.

"I am proud to announce the addition of Custom Carbide Cutter to the ARCH Cutting Tools Team,” said Jeff Cederstrom, Divisional President of ARCH Cutting Tools. "Custom Carbide's experience in specialty carbide micro tools and high-performance burs, sets them apart in the industry and compliments the ARCH offering.”

“We are excited to offer these additional domestic manufacturing capabilities to the growing ARCH customer base, especially the micro tool application expertise, as this is a rapidly expanding segment of the industry. Steve and Dena Long have assembled a talented team, and we look forward to building on Custom Carbide’s longstanding customer relationships with additional products and services,” added Cederstrom.

CCCI was established in 1983 to provide high-quality cutting tools for local companies in the Cincinnati area but now services customers around the world. They specialize in serving the automotive and aerospace industries along with shipyards and medical facilities. CCCI is known for using the latest in state-of-the-art technology and for their decades of experience.

“The acquisition by ARCH Cutting Tools will help us keep pace with this ever-changing industry,” said Steve Long, President of CCCI. “It will give us access to additional support and guidance for our highly-skilled employees and help us continue developing our manufacturing processes.”

Dena Long, Vice President of Operations at CCCI added, “We hope to become part of a bigger family, and to give our employees access to additional resources that will help them excel.”

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