Press Release

PR: Evolv acquired by Salewa

As part of our outdoor industry focus, Compass Advisors served as the sell-side transaction advisor to BRS & Co. in the sale of Evolv, a climbing and lifestyle shoe company headquartered in Los Angeles, California. Evolv was acquired by the Oberalp Group which owns Salewa, Dynafit, Pomoca, and Wild Country. The full press release is below. Congratulations to both of these companies, and we wish them the best as they climb to new heights together!

PR: Axiom Logistics has acquired LineHaul Logistics

Compass Advisors is pleased to announce the acquisition of LineHaul Logistics by Axiom Logistics. Based in Missoula, MT, LineHaul is a 3rd-party logistics provider for companies across the country. They specialize in flatbed freight brokerage and work with companies that need to move large, heavy, or difficult shipments. 

Axiom acquired for strategic reasons. 

Press Release: Compass Advisors advises on the sale of Guardian Security

For Immediate Release

(Billings, Mont.) - Compass is pleased to announce the sale of Guardian Security, Inc, a leading provider of security services to facilities and government agencies in Montana. 

Compass Advisors advised Guardian Security on the transaction. Financial terms will remain confidential. 

Compass Advisors is an M&A advisory firm devoted to helping business owners successfully exit their companies and capture the proceeds of their life investment.  Since 1991, the firm has advised in the sale of more than 140 companies. 


For more information, contact:

Bryce DeGroot
Compass Advisors | 406.577.1206

Press Release: Compass Advisors advises on the sale of Wellness WORx

(Bozeman, Mont.) - Compass is pleased to announce the sale of Wellness WORx, a health and wellness company, by an investor group which included management. Wellness WORx's unique business model and full suite of wellness services has allowed them to experience strong growth. 

The management team will take full ownership and operating responsibility. 

Press Release: Announcing the Sale of Western Builders Supply

For Immediate Release

Billings, MT – August 25, 2015

Compass Advisors is pleased to announce that Pan American Screw, LLC (“Pan American”), a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company, has acquired Western Builders Supply, Inc. (“WBS”), a branded distributor of construction fasteners based in Billings, Montana.

Western Builders Supply, founded in 1945, distributes specialized construction fasteners across the Western and Midwestern U.S. The company’s flagship line of star-drive construction screws is sold under the Big Timber® brand.  

Pan American Screw, a Marmon/Berkshire Hathaway company based in Conover, North Carolina, is a distributor of multi-purpose fasteners for decking, cabinetry, window & doors, sheet metal, framing and wood applications.

Announcing the Sale of Mountain Hot Tub

Mountain Hot Tub, a leading retailer of hot tubs, portable spas, infrared saunas, and accessories in the Rocky Mountain region was acquired by Kelshir King, Inc. The transaction was closed in the first quarter of 2014.

Compass Advisors advised Mountain Hot Tub throughout the sale process, including securing financing, transaction structuring, and negotiation. Financial terms will not be disclosed.

Announcing the Sale of Sharon's Home Health

Sharon's Home Health Care was recently acquired by a private investor. Sharon's is a multi-office agency and market leader in Wyoming. For over 15 years, they have focused on providing care to residents in over 12 communities.

Compass Advisors represented Sharon's as its M&A advisor and managed the process through closing. Financial terms will not be disclosed.

Announcing the Sale of Executive Services

September 10, 2014– P4 Marketing Group acquired Executive Services of Bozeman, Montana on August 22, 2014. This acquisition will expand P4’s offerings to include comprehensive mailing solutions and enhanced printing capability. Executive Services will operate as a division of P4 Marketing Group, which is owned by Jamey and Kylie Perlinski of Bozeman. “We are very excited and proud to inherit the legacy of exemplary service that Executive Services’ customers have come to enjoy,” said Jamey Perlinksi, President of P4 Marketing Group.