General Tools & Instruments, a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, has been sold to Worthington Industries

General Tools & Instruments (GTI), a portfolio company of High Road Capital Partners, is a leading, established provider of feature-rich, specialized tools including infrared thermometers, precision measuring tools, moisture meters, siding gauges and lawn and garden tools for do-it-yourself (DIY) users, safety equipment users, tradesmen and craftsmen.

GTI offers a broad, branded product portfolio under the General®, PacTool®, Garden Weasel® and Hawkeye™ brands to leading home improvement retailers, online marketers, hardware retailers and wholesale hardware and industrial distributors.

GTI was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Secaucus, New Jersey, with two fulfillment centers in the United States and an additional location in Shanghai, China. For more information, please visit:

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to GTI, 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.

High Road Capital General Tools Worthington 2021
  • 2021
    Close Year
  • Industrial Engineering & Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Strategic | Domestic
    Transaction Type
  • USA

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