Denver, CO (September 30, 2016) - Headwaters MB advised Quala-Die, Inc. (the “Company”), a recognized leader in the design, engineering and production of powder metal compaction tooling and precision machining, to Penn United Technologies, Inc. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1978, Quala-Die is headquartered in St. Marys, PA.  With approximately 95 employees, Quala-Die specializes in the design and manufacturing of tool and die sets for “net shape” or “near-net shape” precision powdered metal and ceramic components.  The Company will continue to operate in St.Marys under the strong stewardship of Richard and Dennis Schatz and their seasoned management team.  

“We continue to see significant growth opportunities for Powder Metal applications across several industrial end markets segments”, said Rick Schatz, Vice-President and COO of Quala-Die.  “Quala-Die is very excited to partner with the highly motivated Penn United Team– this merger will greatly benefit Quala-Die’s employees, customers, vendors and the local community.”

Bill Jones, President of Penn United commented “this partnership will bring tremendous growth as we expand our production capabilities and capacity, and diversify our products and services. We appreciate the role Headwaters played in bringing our companies together.”

Len LaPorta, Managing Director at Headwaters added, “Quala-Die’s management team did a fantastic job positioning the company for success in the sector. Penn United is the perfect growth partner, and I look forward to seeing the company grow and prosper.”


About Headwaters MB
Headwaters MB is an independent, middle market investment banking firm providing strategic merger and acquisition advice, capital raising and special situations advisory. Named "Investment Bank of the Year" by major organizations for its third consecutive year, Headwaters MB is headquartered in Denver, CO with seven regional offices across the United States and partnerships with 18 firms covering 30 countries. For more information, visit

About Quala-Die, Inc. 
Quala-Die, Inc, is a leading producer of tooling for the Powdered Compaction Tooling industry as well as precision machining. At Quala-Die every effort is focused upon producing state-of-the-art tooling at highest level of quality, with the quickest possible delivery, most competitive prices, and the highest level of customer service. The Company’s powder compaction tooling facility is on the cutting edge of tooling technology and its full service Engineering Department is equipped with the latest in CAD/CAM technology. In addition, Quala-Die also can machine prototype parts to customer specifications. For more information, visit

About Penn United Technologies, Inc. 
Penn United provides manufacturing solutions for customers needing precision components or precision-assembled products.  The Company’s complete range of manufacturing services allows customers to simplify their supply chain logistics by using Penn United’s “one-stop shop” manufacturing services. For more information, visit


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