Tag: Coker Tire

Coker Group acquisition completed

7th December 2018 | 0 Comments

Irving Place Capital has confirmed the completion of its acquisition of the Coker Group, in partnership with Coker president and CEO, Wade Kawasaki, and the current Coker Group leadership team. The Coker Group consists of the Coker Tire, Wheel Vintiques, Universal Vintage Tire, Phoenix Race Tires, Specialty Wheel and Roadster Wire Wheel brands. Tennessee-based Coker Tire Company is the world’s largest manufacturer/supplier of collector vehicle tyres and motorcycle tyres, with distributors in more than 30 countries.

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Leadership team, private equity firm acquire Coker Group

Leadership team, private equity firm acquire Coker Group

16th November 2018 | 0 Comments

US-based vintage and classic tyre manufacturer the Coker Group has new owners. Four years after the death of company founder Harold Coker, the Coker family has sold the business to Wade Kawasaki, the company’s president and chief executive officer, and the current Coker Group leadership team in partnership with private equity firm Irving Place Capital.

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Coker Tire acquires European distributor

5th November 2018 | 0 Comments

Via its acquisition of German tyre distributor Münchner Oldtimer Reifen GmbH (MOR), the Coker Group expects to gain greater access to the growing European market for vintage and classic tyres. The Holzkirchen, Germany-based firm will continue to be led by managing partner Valentin Schaal, who founded MOR in 1983, and the distributor’s existing management team.

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Coker Tire founder Harold Coker dies

Coker Tire founder Harold Coker dies

18th November 2014 | 0 Comments

US-based vintage tyre manufacturer Coker Tire shares that company founder Harold Coker died on 16 November, aged 84.

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