Coleman Cable acqures First Capitol Wire and Cable, Continental Wire and Cable


May 18, 2011

Coleman Cable, which manufactures electrical and electronic wire and cable products, has completed the acquisition of the assets of both First Capitol Wire & Cable and Continental Wire & Cable for a total purchase price of $7.15 million. The assets were primarily inventory, and production machinery and equipment.

First Capitol and Continental manufacture industrial wire and cable products used across a number of commercial, utility and industrial end markets. First Capitol produces a broad line of high-temperature wire and cable products used in OEM applications, as well as within a number of applications for the energy, commercial and industrial end markets.

First Capitol and Continental, both based in York, Pennsylvania, were privately held entities under common ownership prior to the acquisition of their assets by Coleman Cable. The asset acquisitions were structured as all-cash transactions, both of which closed April 29.