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BWA Stays on Strategy as Part of Berwind Portfolio

8:41 AM MDT | October 28, 2011 | —Robert Westervelt

BWA Water Technologies officials say the firm’s acquisition by Berwind Corp. (Philadelphia) last June will not alter business strategy. The family-held investment group acquired BWA Water Additives (Manchester, UK), a maker of antiscalants, corrosion inhibitors and biocides, from Seera Investment Bank (Bahrain) in a deal valued at about $300 million. BWA now has its fourth owner in five years, but has likely found a long-term home in Berwind. Berwind’s stated strategy is to “buy-and-hold” businesses in “value-added industries with sustainable long-term...

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