Growth Stories




Acquired a leading founder-owned pool equipment manufacturer to drive growth through product innovation, capacity investment and strategic acquisitions resulting in a successful initial public offering in 2021.

CCMP invested in Hayward, a leading global manufacturer of pool equipment, in 2017. Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a broad portfolio of pool equipment and associated automation systems for residential and commercial markets.

Opportunity and Why CCMP

  • Attractive pool equipment industry structure with majority of sales from aftermarket
  • Growth opportunity driven by aftermarket upgrades using new innovative, energy efficient products
  • Market leader with a trusted brand, significant installed base, and integrated supply chain
  • CCMP experience with consumer technology businesses selling through multi-channel distribution models

Value Creation

  • Recruited experience consumer technology executives to lead team
  • Focused product development on new sustainable product lines and smart, IoT-enabled technologies to take advantage of shifts in consumer sentiment
  • Redesigned dealer selling tools and lead management systems
  • Expanded manufacturing and distribution capabilities through supply chain investment
  • Executed strategic tuck-in acquisitions


  • Significant revenue and EBITDA growth during CCMP’s ownership
  • Initial public offering in 2021 (NYSE: HAYW)