published Thursday, May 31st, 2012

Chattanooga-based Burner Systems sold

Chattanooga-based Burner Systems International has been sold to an affiliate of New York private equity firm Aterian Investment Partners, officials said today.

Burner Systems is a supplier of components, assemblies and system solutions for the gas appliance industry and employs 1,200 at its facilities in North America and Europe.

Eric Griesemer, Burner Systems’ chief executive, said in a statement that the private equity firm has provided Burner Systems with “the appropriate investment to strengthen our balance sheet, execute on our business plan and provide Burner Systems with further growth capital to support our customers’ needs.”

He termed the transaction “a very positive event for our customers, vendors and employees.”

Aterian acquired Burner Systems from Dyson Investments, according to a press release. Terms of the deal weren’t announced.

See Friday’s Times Free Press for full story.

about Mike Pare...

Mike Pare, the deputy Business editor at the Chattanooga Times Free Press, has worked at the paper for 27 years. In addition to editing, Mike also writes Business stories and covers Volkswagen, economic development and manufacturing in Chattanooga and the surrounding area. In the past he also has covered higher education. Mike, a native of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., received a bachelor’s degree in communications from Florida Atlantic University. he worked at the Rome News-Tribune before ...

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