NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)--The Applied Value Group and their investment arm, Garden Growth Capital LLC, announced their acquisition of an interest in Division 5 Inc. Located in the western Atlanta suburb of Winston, GA, Division 5 is a structural steel fabrication company that services general contractors within commercial markets and specializes in warehouses and distribution centers. While Division 5 is already an industry leader, Applied Value aims to catalyze the company’s further growth across the Southeast and beyond.
Ryan Huff, Partner and USA Managing Director of Applied Value stated, “We are excited about our partnership with Division 5. The underlying markets of their structural steel products for warehouses and distributions centers, such as E-commerce, are in the midst of rapid expansion. The need for supply chain infrastructure to deliver goods on extremely short lead times will be paramount as the prevalence of brick and mortar retailers declines and E-commerce continues to grow. We believe that with Division 5's strong market position and excellent management team of Bryan Hill and Rhonda Wylie, the company is uniquely positioned to take advantage of these trends. In addition to Applied Value's experience in profitably growing companies, our steel expertise with Fortune 100 companies should also prove to be a winning formula. I speak on behalf of the full Applied Value Group when I say that we look forward to working with the Division 5 team to quickly expand this business.”
Division 5's CFO, Rhonda Wylie affirmed, “Bryan and I are excited to partner with Applied Value Group, as we look forward to expanding our current business model. Although Division 5 has grown significantly in recent years, partnering with Applied Value Group will allow the company to broaden our horizons in terms of capability, capacity, and corporate territory.”
About The Applied Value Group
The Applied Value Group combines Management Consulting, Public and Private Investments, and Social Responsibility. Founded on a combination of entrepreneurship and cost and capital efficiency in 1997 by Bruce Grant and Jan Stenbeck, Applied Value and operates out of offices in New York, Stockholm, and Shanghai.
Garden Growth Capital, Applied Value’s investment arm, acquires ownership positions in public and private companies with significant growth or turn-around potential. Within its investments, Garden Growth Capital serves as a hands-on, active owner with a long-term perspective on value creation. Garden Growth Capital leverages the Applied Value Group's resources and expertise to develop its investments both strategically and operationally.