Prairie Represents Braner USA, Inc. in its Sale to Holleway Capital Partners

OAKBROOK TERRACE, IL – June 26, 2024 – Prairie Capital Advisors, Inc. (“Prairie”) is pleased to announce that Braner USA, Inc. (“Braner” or the “Company”) has been acquired by Holleway Capital Partners (“Holleway”).  Prairie acted as exclusive financial advisor in this transaction to Braner and its shareholders and was led by Tim Witt and Macie Dorow of Prairie. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Braner is recognized globally for the design, engineering and production of ultra-precision high-performance flat rolled coil processing and automated coil handling systems.  More than 1,000 Braner coil processing systems are in operation today, serving metal service centers and OEMs around the world. Braner’s highly engineered systems process carbon steel, brass, copper, aluminum, stainless and electrical steels, among others, to precise width, length and gauge tolerances.

Holleway Capital Partners is a private equity firm backing management teams to buy or recapitalize the companies they operate, providing succession and liquidity to business owners. They work to acquire manufacturers and distributors of industrial products headquartered in the Greater Midwest and Southern regions of the United States. The team at Holleway has more than 60 years of combined experience in partnering with family and entrepreneurial-owned companies. In addition to Holleway, the investor group included Aldine Capital Partners, NewSpring Mezzanine Capital and Braner CEO Doug Matsunaga.

Doug Matsunaga, shared, “The Braner team is extremely proud of the reputation we have built for delivering the best steel coil processing equipment in the industry. To set the Company up for continued success we set out to find the right partner to provide the resources to grow our business while remaining independent. We look forward to the next chapter of the Braner story working with the Holleway team to better serve our loyal and growing customer base. We are very appreciative of the Prairie team’s efforts to identify a partner that shares our values and is excited to capitalize on our many growth opportunities. We could not have completed this transaction without Prairie’s expertise and tireless dedication.”

“Our team is thrilled to have had the opportunity to work with Doug Matsunaga and his team to find the right partner and complete a transaction that met the core goals established by ownership and management,” said Tim Witt, Managing Director at Prairie. Macie Dorow, Vice President at Prairie says, “This transaction represents another successfully completed engagement for Prairie’s Investment Banking team within the industrials segment. We look forward to continue serving middle market family, ESOP and PE owned businesses through the ownership transition process.”

About Prairie Capital Advisors

Prairie is a leading financial advisory firm specializing in creating and executing ownership transition strategies for middle-market companies nationwide. In 2024, Prairie was awarded the Corporate Fairness Provider of the Year by M&A Atlas. For more information, visit

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