Hunt Valve Company Acquires Montreal Bronze Ltd.

Quebec-based supplier, known to customers as MB, becomes a division of Hunt Valve Company and will be named MB Valve.

Hunt Valve Company is pleased to announce it has acquired Montreal Bronze Ltd. The acquisition brings MB into the Hunt Valve portfolio of severe duty valve and automation technologies under the new name MB Valve.

Founded in 1985, MB Valve supplies severe-duty, bronze marine valves including qualified U.S., Canadian and NATO friendly Navy MIL-STD valves, and specialty valves for pharmaceutical and nuclear applications.

Hunt Valve is a specialty valve engineering and manufacturing company serving the U.S. Navy and industrial customers worldwide. It is a portfolio company of Chicago-based May River Capital, a private equity firm focused on lower middle-market industrial growth businesses.

“The MB Valve acquisition is another example of Hunt’s commitment to strategically deploy capital in support of the U.S. Navy’s drive toward a 355-ship fleet and helping to solve U.S. Navy supply chain challenges,” said Charles Ferrer, president of Hunt Valve. “MB Valve expands and complements Hunt Valve’s product offering and provides access to additional U.S. Navy and international shipyards and industrial customers.”

“The added resources, both financial and organizational, afforded by Hunt underpins a new wave of high performance/cost effective manufacturing and technical know-how that will be a key part of the Navy supply chain in the coming years,” said David Bala, MB’s President.

 “We would like to express our sincere thanks for the privilege of working with Montreal Bronze and the tremendous team they have built over the last 30 years to accelerate the company’s profitable growth,” added Brad Sterner, Hunt Valve CEO and May River Capital Executive Resource Group member.

About May River Capital

May River Capital is a Chicago-based private equity firm focused on investing in lower middle-market industrial growth companies. May River invests in high-quality industrial growth businesses, including precision manufacturing, engineered products, specialized industrial services, and value-added industrial distribution businesses. For more information, visit

About Hunt Valve

Hunt Valve has been delivering fluid power engineering innovations and system solutions for military and industrial applications for decades. It specializes in severe duty valves and complementary engineered components and system solutions for applications that include primary metals, energy, process, and U. S. Navy nuclear-powered vessels, including all submarines and carriers in operation as well as the Virginia Class, Columbia Class and Ford Class. To learn more, visit

About MB Valve

MB Valve, a division of Hunt Valve, was founded in 1985 as Montreal Bronze Ltd. in Terrabonne, Quebec. The company manufacturers bronze marine valves used in naval and commercial ships. Its fully integrated CAD/CAM manufacturing, R&D, engineering support and custom testing facilities provide design evolution and reliable products at competitive costs. For more information, visit

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