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Kinderhook Invests in Mersino Dewatering Inc. and Global Pump

March 3, 2022
Kinderhook invests in pump rental specialist Mersino Dewatering Inc. and its sister company Global Pump, a pump manufacturer.

Mersino Dewatering Inc., a provider of mission-critical water control solutions and pump rentals in North America, and its sister company Global Pump, a manufacturer of pumping equipment sold and distributed worldwide, is embarking upon the next phase of growth through a partnership with Kinderhook Industries LLC.

Mersino was founded in 1988 by Rod and Karen Mersino. Gino Mersino joined the company in 1991 and assumed responsibilities as CEO in 2001. 

“Kinderhook is an ideal partner for our family-owned company, sharing our business and cultural philosophy,” said Gino Mersino. “Kinderhook is committed to maintaining our culture of superior customer service and will support our ambitious expansion plans to facilitate same-store growth and to expand our rental service branch footprint by opening facilities in new markets.”

Headquartered in Davison, Mich., Mersino provides specialized pump rental equipment, offering technical solutions and services in key municipal, industrial and commercial applications that span dewatering through deep well, wellpoint or eductor systems, water and wastewater bypass pumping, and a comprehensive offering of pump models for customer rentals. Mersino operates through a network of 13 branch locations that provide a nationwide service capability. Mersino also works closely with its sister company, Global Pump, to supply pumps to a network of 80 distributor locations across the United States and worldwide. 

Founded in 2003, Kinderhook Industries LLC is a private investment firm that manages more than $4.7 billion of committed capital with a focus on middle market businesses with defensible niche market positioning in the healthcare services, environmental / business services, and automotive / light manufacturing sectors. 

Catalyst Strategic Advisors LLC served as exclusive transaction advisor to Mersino Dewatering Inc. and Global Pump.