March 21, 2016

BGL Advises on MFRI Filtration Business Divestitures Spanning Three Continents – TDC Filter Manufacturing

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company (BGL), is pleased to announce the simultaneous sales of the United States, European, and Middle East filtration businesses of MFRI, Inc. (NASDAQ: MFRI) to CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE: CLC) and Hengst Holdings GmbH. The businesses manufacture pleated air filter bags and dust collection cartridges for a broad range of industrial manufacturing and process end markets to meet and achieve environmental and workplace safety requirements. The businesses also manufacture gas turbine air inlet filters that protect gas turbine blades and equipment. BGL served as the exclusive financial advisor to MFRI in the divestitures, and the transactions are representative of BGL’s global industrial transaction capabilities and reach.

CLARCOR, through a subsidiary of its Industrial Air division, acquired the operational and intangible assets of TDC Filter Manufacturing, Inc. Located in Bolingbrook, Illinois, TDC is a leading U.S. manufacturer and supplier of pleated air filter bags and dust collection cartridges, and gas turbine air filters. TDC’s products are widely recognized in the industrial air filtration space and complement CLARCOR’s existing BHA aftermarket filter business.

Bradley Mautner, CEO of MFRI commented, “BGL’s knowledge of our industry and the end markets we serve, as well as global capabilities, added significant value throughout the transaction process.”

Andrew Petryk and Kevin Sargent from the BGL Industrials team led the transactions.

About Brown Gibbons Lang & Company

Brown Gibbons Lang & Company is a leading independent investment bank serving the middle market. BGL specializes in mergers and acquisitions advisory services, debt and equity placements, financial restructuring advice, and valuations and fairness opinions, with global industry teams in Business Services, Consumer, Environmental & Energy Services, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Industrials, and Real Estate. BGL has offices in Chicago and Cleveland and real estate offices in Chicago, Cleveland, Irvine, and San Antonio, in addition to Global M&A partner offices in more than 50 countries across 5 continents. BGL is able to deliver to our clients unparalleled access to corporations, investors, and opportunities globally. For more information, please visit www.bglco.com.