Tag: acquisitions

Trail enters into an exclusivity agreement for the acquisition of Electropoli

29th March 2019 | 0 Comments

Trail, the European private equity investment firm, today announces the signature of an exclusivity agreement to acquire Electropoli, a leading provider of surface treatment services in Europe, notably for the automotive industry.

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Kordsa buys US firms Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc

Kordsa buys US firms Fabric Development Inc and Textile Products Inc

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

Kordsa has spent roughly US$100 million buying Fabric Development Inc (FDI) and Textile Products Inc. (TPI), which provide advanced composite materials to the commercial aviation industry. With these acquisitions Kordsa aims to follow the same path that led to leadership in tyre reinforcement technologies.

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European FinTyre appoints Massimiliano Messina as CFO

European FinTyre appoints Massimiliano Messina as CFO

30th July 2018 | 0 Comments

European FinTyre Distribution Limited (EfTD) has appointed Massimiliano Messina as chief financial officer of the group. Messina role makes him responsible for optimising the financial resources of the group and securing the synergy between its different companies. In addition, he will coordinate the merger and acquisition activity with the support of the management team and will report directly to Mauro Pessi, CEO of the group.

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Fintyre acquisition shows fast-growing firm is ‘doing OK’

Fintyre acquisition shows fast-growing firm is ‘doing OK’

26th June 2018 | 0 Comments

European finTyre Distribution (EFD) has been growing rapidly since its private equity owners Bain Capital backed the acquisition of Italian tyre wholesaler Fintyre back in March 2017. Since then the company has been on the acquisition trail, buying Pneusmarket and Franco Gomma in Italy as well as Reiff and most recently Reifen Krieg in Germany – all in order to build a “European tyre distribution group”. Tyres & Accessories recently spoke with Fintyre managing director Mauro Pessi and asked who’s next and what’s the exit plan?

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Hankook Tire acquires majority stake in Model Solution

Hankook Tire acquires majority stake in Model Solution

15th May 2018 | 0 Comments

By acquiring a 75 per cent equity stake in high-tech digital prototype company ‘Model Solution Ltd.’, Hankook Tire hopes to benefit from synergies gained by combining the company’s know-how with that of its affiliate, super-size mould equipment company M&K Technology. The tyre maker paid KRW 68.6 billion (£47.3 million) for the stake.

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Messe Frankfurt buys Forest Exhibitions

5th March 2018 | 0 Comments

On Wednesday 28th February, Messe Frankfurt bought Automechanika Birmingham organiser Forest Exhibitions. According to a statement released on 1 March, Messe Frankfurt – the world's third biggest exhibition organiser and the owner of the Automechanika name - the acquisition is designed to set up a UK subsidiary.

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Continental has billions for automotive sector acquisitions

18th December 2017 | 0 Comments

In an interview published by German financial daily Börsen-Zeitung on Saturday, chief financial officer of Continental AG, Wolfgang Schäfer, stated that the company has set at least 3 billion euros aside for expanding within automotive markets through acquisitions.

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Kumho takeover implosion isn’t the end of market consolidation attempts

9th October 2017 | 0 Comments

No I am not talking about the unqualifiable rumours that Doublestar made an offer of up to 250 million euros for Zenises. Rather, that in the first week of September we learnt that Doublestar’s proposed acquisition of Kumho was collapsing before the firm’s eyes after the Qingdao-Chinese tyre manufacturer asked for a double-digit discount. And it is also worth considering what all this means for the wider tyre manufacturing sector.

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Zircotec Group acquires Performance 1 Coatings

1st September 2017 | 0 Comments

The Zircotec Group has acquired performance exhaust coating and thermal management specialist Performance 1 Coatings (P1C). The takeover, which includes 100 per cent of the P1C business, widens the breadth of Zircotec Group’s product range, which now includes high quality performance coatings at every price point. The group states that the buy-out will enable P1C and its performance aftermarket customers to benefit from future product enhancements by Zircotec’s technology, OE-expertise and extensive in-house R&D facilities.

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The Parts Alliance Group acquires BMS Superfactors

The Parts Alliance Group acquires BMS Superfactors

25th May 2017 | 0 Comments

The Parts Alliance has acquired BMS Superfactors, their Greater Manchester-based associate member. BMS Superfactors has four branches in Bury, Oldham, Rochdale and Dukinfield, collectively employing over 120 staff.

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‘Only efficiency will save tyre distributors’ – Top 5 European tyre wholesaler Fintyre

‘Only efficiency will save tyre distributors’ – Top 5 European tyre wholesaler Fintyre

2nd February 2017 | 0 Comments

In response to a contracting market in 2013 and 2014, Italian wholesale giant Fintyre underwent a reorganisation, involving relocation north from Empoli to Seriate, Bergamo and a staff reduction of 60 employees. The overhaul of the company structure did not end there; it started a process in 2015, completed in late 2016, which has changed the face of Fintyre. This, it states, has consolidated its position as the leader of the Italian market with a share of around 25 per cent. In 2015, British investment firm BlueGem Capital Partners, which at that point held a 90 per cent share in Fintyre after its original 2009 investment, was recapitalised following a major financing agreement with GSO Capital Partners. The company then made two major acquisitions – Pneusmarket and Franco Gomme – which have helped to increase turnover from 255 million in 2014 to an estimate of more than 400 million euros in 2016.

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It’s M&A season

It’s M&A season

6th January 2017 | 0 Comments

New year. New diary. New balance sheet. New company? In this respect, 2016 got off to a flying start. No sooner had the year begun than we received news of some high profile, three-digit-million pound mergers and acquisitions. The first and the largest was the acquisition of well-known garage data supplier Autodata (see page 32, Company New section for complete details). However, within 24 hours this was followed by the potentially UK tyre wholesale and retail-changing announcement that Sumitomo Rubber Industries had acquired Micheldever Tyre Services.

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The Parts Alliance acquires motor factor Waterloo (Motor Trade) Ltd

The Parts Alliance acquires motor factor Waterloo (Motor Trade) Ltd

3rd January 2017 | 0 Comments

HgCapital-owned Parts Alliance Group has acquired Waterloo (Motor Trade) Ltd. The company will continue to trade under its own name, serving customers in the East Riding of Yorkshire, with branches in Hull, Beverley and Bridlington. Waterloo was founded in 1928 by current managing director Jim Munday’s grandfather.

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Reports: ChemChina interested in Kumho

17th October 2016 | 0 Comments

ChemChina is said to have expressed interest in Kumho Tire Co., according to Korean news source. Citing “industry sources” Pulse News said ChemChina “signed a non-disclosure agreement (NDA) with creditors of Kumho Tire last month and began preparing for an official bid. The Chinese company selected Boston Consulting Group to advice on the deal.”

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LKQ Corporation acquires Andrew Page

LKQ Corporation acquires Andrew Page

4th October 2016 | 0 Comments

LKQ Corporation has announced that its United Kingdom subsidiary, Euro Car Parts, has acquired substantially all the business assets of UK automotive parts distributor Andrew Page Limited. As part of the transaction, Euro Car Parts will acquire 102 Andrew Page branch locations, its national distribution centre and corporate office.

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