NICHOLASVILLE, KY – (January 30, 2019) – Sargent and Greenleaf (S&G), a manufacturer of high-quality mechanical and electronic locks, announced today that OpenGate Capital, a global private equity firm, has entered into an agreement to acquire S&G from Stanley Black & Decker.  The transaction is anticipated to be completed in Q1 2019. Financial terms were not disclosed.

Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital specializes in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvement, innovation and growth.  Leaders within both companies will work closely to leverage resources to support S&G’s mission to grow and create sustainable long-term value.  S&G will transition into a stand-alone business under the ownership of OpenGate Capital.

“Sargent and Greenleaf is enthusiastic about the many exciting opportunities that lay ahead,” said Keith Deaton, COO at Sargent and Greenleaf.  “During the acquisition, we will continue operating to bring our customers high-quality products.  With the support from OpenGate Capital, we will develop and release innovative locking solutions for safes, vaults, ATMS and highly sensitive environments, while building even stronger customer relationships.”

“We are excited to work with the team at S&G and build upon the legacy of the business,” said Paul Bridwell, Managing Director at OpenGate Capital, who is responsible for managing and supporting operations of the firm’s investments in North America.  “We look forward to partnering with management in their focus on growth, by further strengthening S&G’s commercial reach and investing into the company’s product innovation engine.”

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About Sargent and Greenleaf:

Sargent and Greenleaf is one of the world’s leading manufacturers of medium- and high-security locks and locking systems. Since 1857, Sargent and Greenleaf has provided security solutions to financial institutions, commercial businesses, governments and consumers around the world. Delivered through an international network of distribution partners, Sargent and Greenleaf products continue to set the standard for quality, value and technical innovation.


About OpenGate Capital:

OpenGate Capital is a global private equity firm specializing in the acquisition and operation of businesses to create new value through operational improvements, innovation and growth. Established in 2005, OpenGate Capital is headquartered in Los Angeles, California with a European office in Paris, France. OpenGate’s professionals possess the critical skills needed to acquire, transition, operate, build and scale successful businesses. To date, OpenGate Capital, through its legacy and fund investments, has executed more than 30 acquisitions including corporate carve-outs, management buy-outs, special situations and transactions with private sellers across North America and Europe. To learn more about OpenGate, please visit


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