Generational Equity Announces Sale of Brewer Science’s Equipment Unit to Cost Effective Equipment

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, Brewer Science Inc.'s equipment unit, to Cost Effective Equipment LLC. The acquisition closed May 3, 2017. Details were not disclosed.

Brewer Science, headquartered in Rolla, Missouri, is an industry-enabling lithography products, protective coatings, and wafer-level packaging materials company that is making revolutionary advancements in sensors and flexible hybrid manufacturing.

The company decided to sell its equipment unit and shift more focus to the development of materials and processes for the microelectronics and semiconductor industry. 

"Selling the equipment unit is part of the company's long-term plan to concentrate its expertise in materials science and advanced manufacturing technologies," said Kim Arnold, Brewer Science Executive Director, Advanced Packaging Business Unit. 

Brewer Science's semiconductor processing equipment business unit was founded in 1987. Carrying the Cee® trademark, the tools and equipment are used all over the world for research, testing, and small-volume manufacturing of semiconductor devices. 

Cost Effective Equipment, also located in Rolla, Missouri, was formed by Russ Pagel, a Brewer Science employee of 35 years, who was also a founding member and later director of Brewer's Cee® unit.

As part of the transition, Pagel is bringing several equipment unit employees to the new company. Cost Effective Equipment's staff has a total of more than 140 years of experience and expertise in technology development, design, engineering, application, sales, support, and operations.

Pagel plans to leverage the reputation and performance already established with long-term customers throughout the past 30 years to continue and grow. His company will continue to honor product warranties and provide ongoing support to past and current Brewer Science equipment customers.

Generational Equity's Senior Managing Director Brian Hendershot established the relationship with Brewer Science, and Managing Director Michael Goss's team, led by Vice President Luan Ly, successfully closed the deal.

"The transaction created a clean carve-out situation that most likely did not create much interruption from an operational standpoint which allowed everyone to continue serving each customer effectively," said Luan Ly.

"We envision that Brewer Science will be able to focus more attention on their core business and that Cee® would be able to take the equipment unit to the next level."

About Generational Equity

Generational Equity, part of the Generational Group headquartered in Dallas with over 200 professionals located throughout North America, helps business owners release the wealth of their business by providing merger, acquisition and strategic growth advisory services.

Their four-step approach features exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, and M&A transactional services. The M&A Advisor recently named the company its 2016 Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

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About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.

The M&A Advisor named the company Investment Banking Firm of the Year three years in a row, Valuation Firm of the Year in 2020, and North American Investment Bank of the Year in 2022 as well as Consulting Firm of the Year. For more information, visit