Cowen advises Sound Seal Holdings Inc., a portfolio company of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, in its sale to The Stephens Group.

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Sound Seal Holdings, Inc., a portfolio company of Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners, has been acquired by The Stephens Group. Cowen acted as exclusive financial advisor to Sound Seal and Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners.


Sound Seal is a leading designer and manufacturer of essential acoustical noise control products that solve noise problems encountered in nearly every industry. The Company’s products help organizations improve employee safety, reduce noise distractions, support workplace productivity and enhance speech privacy. Sound Seal is headquartered in Agawam, Massachusetts with an additional manufacturing facility located in North Aurora, Illinois.


The Stephens Group is a private investment firm that partners with talented management teams to help build valuable businesses. Backed by the resources of the Stephens family, The Stephens Group team has a long history of providing sophisticated, strategic expertise and taking a partnership approach to help companies successfully achieve their strategic visions and build long-term value. With over $1 billion invested since 2006, The Stephens Group targets investments in industries across the U.S., including industrial and commercial products and services, specialty distribution, B2B food and consumer products, and technology infrastructure and tech-enabled services, as well as select opportunistic situations.

Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners is a lower-middle market private equity firm focused on making control investments in North American-based commercial service, distribution, specialty industrial manufacturing, and industrial technology businesses. Founded in 1984 and based in Stamford, CT, HRCP has completed over $1.5 billion in transactions supporting over 50 family businesses and corporate divestitures. Investors include leading financial institutions, funds, family offices and individuals in the U.S. and Europe.


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Eric J.
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Mergers & Acquisitions

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Robert S.

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Mergers & Acquisitions

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