Clearwater Systems Completes Sale of Dolphin WaterCare® to EVAPCO

Sale of Dolphin WaterCare to EVAPCO provides path for Pulse-Powered water treatment to flourish, improve the sustainability of the evaporative cooling industry

Jul 24, 2015, 14:06 ET from Clearwater Systems

MIDDLETOWN, Conn., July 24, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Clearwater Systems announced today that it has completed the sale of its Dolphin WaterCare business to EVAPCO, Inc.  The transaction, facilitated by Headwaters MB acting as exclusive financial advisor to Clearwater, brings together the financial and industry strength of EVAPCO and the time-tested technology and extensive water treatment service capabilities of Dolphin WaterCare.

"This is an important and historic moment for the sustainable water treatment industry and our mission to make the built environment more sustainable," stated Anupam Bhargava, CEO of Clearwater Systems.  "Our transformation over the last three years from an OEM to a full-service water treatment solutions provider has enabled Dolphin WaterCare to deliver world-class performance to its customers and we are excited to be in a position to now accelerate our growth as a part of an industry-leading company like EVAPCO," added Bhargava.

The transition is expected to be transparent to Dolphin WaterCare customers as they continue to receive the same advanced water treatment technology, high-level of water treatment service, and robust reporting delivered by the same Dolphin team they have come to know and trust.

"We are optimistic that combining Evapco's financial strength with the water treatment experience, technology and service capabilities of the two companies will help drive market demand for sustainable water treatment. Our goal is to provide innovative water treatment solutions that will yield improved water efficiency and sustainability benefits for the evaporative cooling industry," said William G. Bartley, President and CEO of EVAPCO, Inc.

In support of these objectives, the Dolphin WaterCare business will continue commercial operation as an independent entity based in Middletown, CT for the foreseeable future with its existing team and channels to market. 

About Dolphin WaterCare
Dolphin WaterCare provides an environmentally-friendly and proven alternative to chemical water treatment for evaporative cooling and refrigeration systems. The Dolphin solution is comprised of a time-tested technology and comprehensive water treatment service. This unique blend of proven technology and expert service ensures world-class HVAC/refrigeration system health (control of scale, corrosion and biological activity), pollution prevention, reduced potable water consumption, water re-use opportunities for chemical-free discharge, and lowered operating costs for our customers. For more information, please visit www.dolphinwatercare.com

About EVAPCO, Inc.
EVAPCO, Inc. is an employee-owned global manufacturer of heat transfer solutions for the commercial HVAC, industrial refrigeration, power generation and industrial process markets. EVAPCO specializes in developing innovative solutions that are reliable, environmentally friendly and simple to operate and maintain. An industry leader in independent third-party performance certifications, EVAPCO products are designed to deliver high system efficiency with low annual operating costs. Headquartered in Taneytown, MD, EVAPCO products are now manufactured in 21 locations in 10 countries around the world and supplied through a sales force of over 170 offices. For more information, please visit www.evapco.com.

About Headwaters MB
Headwaters MB is an independent, middle-market investment banking firm providing strategic merger and acquisitions, corporate finance services and merchant banking through proprietary sources of capital. Named Investment Bank of the Year by the M&A Advisor in 2014, Headwaters is headquartered in Denver, CO, with 6 regional offices across the United States and partnerships with 18 firms covering 30 countries. For more information, visit www.headwatersmb.com.

Media Contact:
Michael Glynn
Director, Communications,
Marketing and Sales Operations
Dolphin WaterCare
860­-767-­0850, Ext. 221
Cell: 860-637-3510
mtg@dolphinwatercare.com  

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