Peakstone Advises Components Express on Sale to 2Connect

M&A Advisor

November, 2023. Peakstone served as exclusive M&A advisor to Components Express Inc. in connection with its sale to 2Connect, a portfolio company of Rivean Capital B.V.

Founded in 1992 by Ray and John Berst, Components Express Inc. (“CEI”) is recognized worldwide as an industry leading manufacturer of high speed cable assemblies for the Machine Vision, Industrial Automation, and IIOT/Industry 4.0 industries. CEI produces mission critical cable assemblies for a variety of end markets including medical, industrial, robotic, military, aerospace, telecom, and automotive.

Ray Berst, founder of CEI commented, “We engaged Peakstone to find a partner that could build on the products, technology, and end markets served, while preserving the culture which we’ve worked hard to develop.  We believe that CEI aligns well with 2Connect’s strategy to enhance its product technology and expand its geographic presence.”

Clay Webber, formerly CEI’s COO now assuming the position of CEO & President, noted “Peakstone conducted a very thorough process and with their advice, patience, and hard work we were able to complete a transaction with great teams at 2Connect as well as Rivean Capital.”

Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.For additional information please contact:

Mark Horita, Managing Director, 312-346-7308,

Jeff Temple, Managing Director, 312-346-7301,

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