(LOS ANGELES, Calif.) — NEWS: United Filters International (UFI), a recognized leader in the design and manufacture of an expansive range of liquid filtration solutions, was recently sold to ENPRESS LLC, a leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels and water filtration technologies. KROST was the exclusive financial advisor, and the terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

About United Filters International

With manufacturing locations in California and Texas, United Filters International (UFI) provides filtration solutions to domestic and international customers servicing food, beverage, potable and wastewater applications as well as energy and industrial applications through its extensive network of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs), and through a growing network of dealers and distributors.

ENPRESS LLC, an Eastlake, Ohio Company, is a worldwide leading manufacturer of composite pressure vessels and water filtration technologies for use in water treatment.

“Although 2023 was a down year for M&A activity, both in the US and internationally, we are seeing an uptick in transaction volumes and values in early 2024 and we expect that trend to continue,” said Paren Knadjian, Principal and Head of M&A at KROST.

The KROST M&A and Capital Markets team provides a range of advisory services, including sell-side M&A, buy-side M&A, equity financing, debt financing, debt refinancing, transaction support, fund management services, business valuations, exit planning, and restructuring. Having successfully participated in over 300 M&A and Capital Markets transactions, worth over $4 billion, the team has the skillset and experience to fulfill the requirements of a wide range of M&A and Capital Market’s needs.


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