Edgewater Capital Completes the Acquisition of Pure Wafer

Cleveland, OH and San Jose, CA – 2018. Edgewater Capital Partners (“Edgewater”) is pleased to announce that it has completed the acquisition of Wafer Holding Company, LLC (“Pure Wafer”).

Based in San Jose, CA, Pure Wafer is the largest U.S. based provider of silicon wafer reclaim services and supplies virgin silicon wafers, specialty thin film deposition products, and silicon parts services. Pure Wafer focuses on creating efficiency and solving problems for its customer base, which includes most of the world’s largest semiconductor suppliers and equipment manufacturers. Pure Wafer has invested significantly in cutting-edge capabilities to better serve its customers, including offering the only domestic reclaim services with LPD of ≥34nm.

“It’s becoming increasingly difficult to find a silicon solutions company with the ability to keep up with next-generation technology nodes. We have identified several organic and inorganic opportunities to continue to grow the Pure Wafer platform. We plan to continue to build on its heritage of developing advanced wafer processing solutions by using ingenuity, investing in capability upgrades, and expanding capacity for all wafer diameters,” commented Bob Girton, Partner of Edgewater.

“We are pleased with the completion of the acquisition of Pure Wafer by Edgewater. We look forward to continuing our devotion to add value to our global customer base by providing innovative solutions and high-quality products,” said Jerry Winters, President and Chief Executive Officer of Pure Wafer.

ABOUT EDGEWATER CAPITAL PARTNERS
Edgewater Capital Partners, headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio, is a sector-focused private equity firm investing in lower middle-market performance materials businesses. Edgewater has extensive experience and expertise in niche manufacturers of specialty chemicals, engineered substances/components, and pharmaceuticals. Twenty years of industry-specific investing has enabled the firm to develop a deep understanding of the complexities and nuances common to these businesses. Edgewater is strategic, patient capital looking for opportunities to partner with owner-operators, management teams, and employees in developing, enhancing, and growing market-leading businesses. For more information on Edgewater Capital Partners, visit www.edgewatercapital.com or contact Bob Girton at rgirton@edgewatercapital.com.

ABOUT PURE WAFER
Pure Wafer is the largest U.S. based provider of silicon wafer reclaim services and supplies virgin silicon wafers, specialty thin film deposition products, and silicon parts services. Pure Wafer supplies its customers from multiple locations, including its two major manufacturing sites in San Jose, CA and Prescott, AZ.

Pure Wafer was advised in the transaction by Genesis Capital.