Granite Creek Capital Partners, a private investment firm based in Chicago, in partnership with Muzinich BDC Inc., has provided funding to Peak Toolworks, a tool services company and an Audax Group portfolio company.

The funding supports Peak Toolworks’ acquisition of Expert Die Inc., a Whitfield County, Ga.-based blade sales and saw sharpening services company. With the addition of Expert Die, Peak Toolworks now has 12 total locations across the U.S. and Canada. The funding was provided from Granite Creek’s FlexCap II fund. Peak’s lender, PNC Bank, continued its support of the company.

“With Granite Creek’s investment and the subsequent addition of Expert Die, Peak has strengthened its southern presence, building on our companies’ ability to serve their loyal customer base,” states Kerry Baskins, CEO and president of Peak. “Our partnership with Expert Die has provided ample momentum moving into the new year and has us enthusiastic for the advancement to come.”