SC&H Capital Advises Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. in Sale to Pro Mach, Inc.

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Updated on: March 29, 2024

SC&H Capital, a leading investment bank specializing in M&A advisory for middle-market companies, is pleased to announce that its client, Sentry Equipment & Erectors, Inc. (“Sentry”), has been acquired by Pro Mach, Inc.

Founded in 1980 and based in Forest, Virginia, Sentry is a full-service manufacturer of industrial automation equipment including conveyors, palletizers, and other container handling machinery and robotics for the beverage market. The company employs nearly 300 people who specialize in integrating packaging equipment and conveying systems into cost-effective and efficient plant machinery. Prior to the transaction with ProMach, Sentry was a 100% ESOP-owned company.

“The transaction with ProMach provides Sentry with a tremendous opportunity to capitalize on several strategic initiatives as part of ProMach’s well-established platform,” said Tim Woodson, President of Sentry. “I want to thank the team at SC&H for their dedication to reaching a successful outcome for Sentry and our employee owners. Their guidance was instrumental in getting this transaction completed and I could not be happier with the outcome for Sentry, our employees, and our customers.”

Headquartered near Cincinnati, Ohio, and with facilities worldwide, ProMach is a worldwide leader in processing and packaging solutions serving the consumer packaged goods industry. ProMach’s family of product brands operate across the entire production process in distinct business lines, including processing, systems integration, packaging equipment, and packaging materials.

“We are very excited for the future of the Sentry team,” said Greg Hogan, Managing Director at SC&H Capital. “The material handling and conveying systems industry is a rapidly evolving space given growing demand and continued M&A activity. Teaming up with ProMach will provide Sentry with a wide breadth of attractive growth opportunities as part of a fully integrated end-to-end provider of packaging equipment.”

About SC&H Capital

SC&H Capital is an investment banking and advisory firm specializing in mergers and acquisitions (M&A), employee stock ownership plans (ESOP), distressed M&A, and business valuations for middle-market companies nationally. SC&H Capital delivers services across numerous industries including technology, healthcare, manufacturing, business and professional services, and government contracting. We are recognized for delivering relevant market insights and tailored solutions to help owners achieve their true strategic value. To learn more, visit

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