Industrial: Transportation & Logistics

The transactions listed below include certain transactions executed by the partners of Fidus prior to forming the firm.  Click here for our Industrial practice overview.

Company Business Description Ownership/Client Transaction Purchaser
Advanced Accessory Systems, Inc.

Supplier of roof racks and towing systems for the automotive OEM market and the automotive aftermarket

JP Morgan Partners Sellside Castle Harlan
Akron Standard

Manufacturer of precision testing equipment for the worldwide tire, wheel, and auto industries

Eagle-Picher Industries Divestiture Illinois Tool Works Inc.
Atco Products, Inc.

Manufacturer of air conditioning parts for the automotive aftermarket

Winter Park Capital Company Sellside Cortec Group
Brazil Air Partners, Ltd.

Investment entity formed by a consortium of private investors to acquire a minority stake in BRA Transportes Aéreos S.A., a Brazilian low-fare airline

Private Advisory
Burke Industries, Inc.

 

Manufacturer of engineered elastomeric aerospace components, commercial rubber flooring products, and automotive/industrial hose products

CHF Capital Partners Sellside J.F. Lehman & Co.
Calumet Coach Company

Manufacturer of specialized mobile coaches for medical diagnostic imaging equipment and other medical uses

Bain Capital Sellside Merrill Lynch Interfunding
Dexter Axle Company

Leading designer and manufacturer of trailer axle, brake and suspension assemblies

Tomkins plc Divestiture The Sterling Group
Dines Industrial Group

Manufacturer of components for heavy truck and trailer segment

Nautic Partners Sellside Tuthill Corp.
Directed Electronics

Provider of consumer electronics for the automotive aftermarket

Trivest Inc. Financing
Fluidrive, Inc. (A)

Leading manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive axle systems and air suspensions for agricultural and industrial markets

Metapoint Partners Sellside Rutledge & Company
Fluidrive, Inc. (B)

Leading manufacturer of steerable hydraulic drive axle systems and air suspensions for agricultural and industrial markets

Rutledge & Company Sellside Tuthill Corp.
Griffith Energy, Inc.

One of the largest marketers and distributors of propane, heating oil and power fuels in New York State

PNC Equity Partners Sellside Superior Plus Corp.
Johnson Controls - Engineered Plastics Division

Manufacturer of injection molded and blow molded plastic parts and subassemblies for automotive OEMs

Johnson Controls, Inc. Divestiture Carlisle Companies
Johnson Controls - Megatech Engineering, Inc.

A full-service design, product engineering, and development company for automotive OEMs

Johnson Controls, Inc. Divestiture MSX International, Inc.
Johnson Controls - N.A. Injection Molding Operations

Manufacturer of automotive exterior and interior injection molded components

Johnson Controls, Inc. Divestiture Becker Ventures, LLC.
Johnstown Wire Technologies, Inc.

Manufacturer of drawn steel wire for automotive, building products, and industrial applications

TMB Industries Sellside Dubin Clark & Company
Metal Powder Products Company

Manufacturer of precision powdered metal components for OEMs

Private Sellside Charter Oak Partners
Mitchell Distributing Company

One of the largest distributors of Komatsu and Ingersoll Rand earthmoving, construction, and mining products in the U.S.

Private Sellside Blackwood Hodge PLC
Morton Metalcraft Co.

Producer of sheet metal components for agricultural equipment manufacturers

Private Sellside Three Cities Research / MLX Corp.
Petro Stopping Centers L.P.

One of the largest operators of full-service truck stops with a national network of 50 facilities in 29 states

Chartwell Investments Advisory
The Pullman Company - Peabody Myers Corp.

Manufacturer of sewer cleaners, industrial vacuum loaders, and street sweepers

The Pullman Company / Forstmann Little Divestiture Federal Signal Corp.
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. (A)

The second largest manufacturer of school buses

Odyssey Partners Advisory
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. (B)

The second largest manufacturer of school buses

Odyssey Partners Financing
Thomas Built Buses, Inc. (C)

The second largest manufacturer of school buses

Odyssey Partners Sellside Berkshire Partners
Tomkins plc - Stant Corporation

Designer and manufacturer of fuel system and vapor emission control products for automotive and industrial applications

Tomkins plc Divestiture H.I.G. Capital
Turbonetics, Inc.

Manufacturer of world class OEM and aftermarket engine components for applications in the aerospace and defense, industrial and performance motorsports sectors

Edgewater Capital Partners Sellside Wabtec Corporation
VIA Motors Inc.

Integrates V-DRIVE power train technology into new OEM vehicles, and sells to government and utility fleets in the United States

Private Financing
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