Tecum Equity Expands Portfolio With Leading Crane Dealership in the Carolinas

Pittsburgh, PA: Pinnacle Cranes, a leading Link-Belt and Manitex dealer in North Carolina and South Carolina, has been purchased by Western Allegheny Capital, LLC, and Tecum Equity, a Pittsburgh, PA-based family office investment partnership.

Pinnacle Cranes was established in 2001 as a division of CTE (formerly known as Carolina Tractor and Equipment Company), a leading provider of equipment, service, technology, and rental services to the construction, power generation, material handling, and warehouse solutions industries throughout North Carolina, South Carolina, and other Southeast markets.

Jim Mackinson, CEO of Pinnacle Cranes, comments, “The Pinnacle Team looks forward to partnering with Western Allegheny and Tecum to continue the great growth journey we have experienced in our markets. We will continue to operate as Pinnacle Cranes out of our current service facilities in Charlotte and Raleigh to provide customers with the same exceptional quality and service they have come to expect from Pinnacle.”

Tyson Smith, a partner at Tecum Equity, added, “We are excited to partner with the employees of Pinnacle to continue building on its success and key partnerships with Link-Belt and Manitex. We are confident the culture of great customer service will continue, and we look forward to supporting Pinnacle’s growth over the long-term.”

A comprehensive transition plan put in place by Pinnacle, CTE, and Tecum will guarantee Pinnacle continues the highest level of customer and product support. A search is currently underway to locate a new headquarters to meet future market demands.

About Tecum Equity: Western Allegheny Capital, LLC d/b/a Tecum Equity Partners (“Tecum Equity”) is a private family office investment vehicle, advised by Tecum Capital Management. Tecum Equity is focused on making control equity investments in middle-market companies with EBITDA ranging from $2 to $20 million. Tecum Equity seeks companies with an identifiable niche, a strong culture of customer service, and a history of long-term profitability. Tecum Equity is differentiated from traditional private equity by its intention to hold investments across multiple generations and long time horizons.

About Tecum Capital Management: Tecum Capital Management is a Pittsburgh, PA-based private investment firm with over $750 million of committed capital and focused on providing mezzanine debt and private equity to middle-market companies. Since 2006, Tecum has invested in over 80 platform and add-on acquisitions across its managed funds.  The firm is focused on providing financing for recapitalizations, buyouts, generational transitions, mergers and acquisitions, and other growth capital needs.