Livingstone advises Right/Pointe on sale to Crafco

Livingstone is pleased to announce the sale of substantially all of the assets of Right/Pointe, LLC (the “Company”) to Crafco, Inc. (“Crafco”), a subsidiary of Ergon, Inc.  Livingstone was the exclusive financial advisor to Right/Pointe.  Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1996 and headquartered in Dekalb, IL, Right/Pointe is a leading producer of joint sealant and highway cure products serving roadway maintenance, repair, and construction applications.  The Company’s commitment to customer service has resulted in a diverse customer base that relies on Right/Pointe for product development and testing, positioning the Company as a supplier of choice in its industry.

Founded in 1976 and headquartered in Chandler, AZ, Crafco is an industry leader in asphalt and concrete preservation products, including hot-applied crack sealants, silicone joint sealants, hot-applied mastics, and cold-mix-for-pavement surface patching and repair.

Don Brooks, President of Crafco, stated, “The Right/Pointe acquisition will enhance Crafco’s ability to serve existing customers in the Midwestern United States.  It will expand our customer base and expand our product lines to include highway cures and commercial liquids.  This aligns with our long-term strategy of expanding into markets and product lines that solidify Crafco’s position as the world’s leading manufacturer of quality packaged pavement preservation products.

Joseph Greenwood, Partner and Head of Special Situations with Livingstone, commented, “Livingstone constructed a targeted and competitive sale process, ultimately resulting in the sale of Right/Pointe’s assets to Crafco.  Right/Pointe was an attractive and sought-after asset within its competitive buyer set.  Our process allowed the Company to maintain focus and serve its clients through its busy season while Livingstone executed a targeted sale process and achieved an outstanding result for the Company and its stakeholders.

The Right/Pointe transaction highlights Livingstone’s unique ability to pair industrial & building products sector knowledge with special situations & sell-side M&A process expertise.  We congratulate the Company on its next chapter with an excellent partner in Crafco,” added Patrick Hopkins, a Director with Livingstone. 

This transaction represents Livingstone’s 66th global Industrial transaction since 2018, following the sale of Schumacher to Lincolnshire Management and the sale of L.T. Harnett to A&R Logistics.

The Right/Pointe transaction represents another successful transaction for Livingstone’s special situations group, following the recent sale of multiple product lines for Directed, LLC, and the recent §363 sale of Arro Corporation to Mount Franklin Foods.

AEG Partners LLC served as restructuring advisor and interim management to Right/Pointe.  McDonald Hopkins LLC provided legal counsel to the Company, and Watson Jones PLLC provided legal counsel to Crafco.

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