Columbus Industries has been sold to Filtration Group, an affiliate of Madison Industries

Founded in 1964, Columbus Industries is a leading global provider of air filtration products for indoor residential and commercial applications. The company provides a comprehensive suite of performance-engineered filters that ensure safe, clean air for diverse markets. Columbus Industries’ broad range of products includes both branded and private label filters with superior media technology that enables the highest efficiency with the lowest pressure drop. The company’s filter offering includes panel, pleated and mini-pleated filters, among others, that are focused on the highest minimum-efficiency-reporting-values ratings and high-efficiency-particulate-absorbing requirements.

Columbus Industries’ global footprint consists of seven state-of-the-art, strategically located facilities across the United States, Mexico and Tunisia. The company’s vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities and its best-in-class, in-house media provide faster lead times, greater flexibility and higher quality. Columbus Industries is globally recognized as the gold standard within indoor air filtration by its customer base of over 400 original equipment manufacturers, distributors and e-commerce partners. For more information, please visit

Madison is one of the largest and most successful privately held companies in the world. Madison builds entrepreneurially driven, branded market leaders that are committed to making the world safer, healthier and more productive by creating innovative solutions that deliver outstanding customer value. The team at Madison is committed to building something truly remarkable that long outlasts them while coaching others to reach their highest potential. Please visit to learn more.

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Columbus Industries, working closely with the shareholders and the management team throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

The sale of Columbus Industries is Lincoln’s second air filtration transaction in the last 30 days, further demonstrating the firm’s expertise in the sector.

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