BlackArch Partners Brings Together Leading Playground Provider and The Halifax Group

Burke, headquartered in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, is a leading, innovative designer and provider of world-class, engineered commercial play environments. Management has established a comprehensive portfolio of high-quality play equipment sold through a large and growing network of Representative firms throughout the United States and abroad. The investment by The Halifax Group and partnership with Burke’s management team will allow the Company to continue growing its market share, building its product portfolio and expanding into new geographies, while consistently providing industry-leading customer service. For more information, please visit the Company’s website at http://www.bciburke.com.

BlackArch was retained by Burke’s management team and private equity partner, Incline, to serve as their exclusive financial advisor on the transaction.

Michael Phelan, president and CEO of Burke commented: “BlackArch provided leadership and support in our search for a new partner, embracing our purple passion culture to help us find a partner that possesses the expertise and resources to support our aggressive growth plan. They worked extremely hard to ensure we found the best possible fit for everyone involved. The depth and professionalism of their team was exactly what we needed and more than we hoped for.”

In addition, Wali Bacdayan, Partner of Incline, said: “We chose BlackArch for the certainty we knew that they would deliver. Incline valued both BlackArch’s airtight process execution and significant knowledge of the play environment landscape. They had been a thought partner to Incline since the time of our investment in Burke. It resulted in a great outcome for the shareholders and positioned Burke management to continue driving the…

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