Minority Ownership Investor

Looking for Minority Ownership Investment Opportunities In Automotive Aftermarket

We have a client interested in making a minority ownership investment in the aftermarket. They are looking for targets with a strong management team and a vision to triple sales in five years if they have the backing of a significant and dedicated investor for organic and inorganic growth.

Acquisition Target Profile

  • Interested in a 20-80% ownership position, $20 to $100 million in equity investment.
  • US or Canadian ownership.
  • $40 to $500 million in current sales with high EBITDA margins.
  • Strong management team – or an outside manager with a strong track record of success. Must have equity in the business or willing to buy into the business.
  • Focus on automotive aftermarket, no or very limited OE. Some sales in other markets are acceptable, such as agriculture, industrial, marine, etc.
  • Manufacturers preferred, US or Canada manufacturing locations.
  • If a distributor, MUST have a value-added component.
  • If retail – stores or online consumer sales – probably not interested unless a VERY compelling/unique business.
  • DIFM service businesses will be considered.
  • Recurrent sales, products that are used and reordered.
  • Diversified customer base, not dependent on a few very large customers.

For more information, contact Tom Marx at 415-462-1805 or email tmarx@hartmarxadvisors.com.

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DISTRIBUTION & LIGHT MANUFACTURING

SMALL TO MID CAP – AUTOMOTIVE AFTERMARKET SPECIALTY DISTRIBUTION COMPANY WITH LIGHT MANUFACTURING

Acquisition Target Profile

  • Timing is immediate and continuous
  • Sales Revenue in the $5-250M range
  • EBITDA of $1M or greater
  • General categories of acquisition candidates are identified as companies that manufacture and/or distribute lubes, greases, oils, adhesives and sealants, diesel and gas additives, as well as specialty and limited hard parts
  • Acquirer prefers 100% buyout but would be willing to look other options that fit their business model
  • Executive management team desired, however operations management team required
  • Prefer fit with core distribution capabilities to include specialty products that fit alongside company’s current product portfolio with little to no OEM (OE Service business OK)
  • Light manufacturing targets should enhance current portfolio (mainly chemicals) and generate strong cash flow with minimal capital requirements
  • Looking for geographic expansion in large, underpenetrated markets such as Los Angeles, Atlanta, and Chicago
  • Prefer company with headquarters in US with primarily domestic US business
  • All cash at closing
  • May stay in current facilities or relocate

For more information, contact Tom Marx at 415-462-1805 or email tmarx@hartmarxadvisors.com.

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CHEMICAL MANUFACTURER

SMALL TO MID CAP – CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING COMPANY

Acquisition Target Profile

  • Timing is immediate and continuous
  • Sales Revenue in the $10-250M range
  • EBITDA of $1M or greater
  • Acquisition candidates are domestic and international industrial MRO chemical (chemical or chemical formulations) product line companies that could be absorbed into acquirer’s global distribution network. Branded packaged goods preferred, although some bulk sales are OK
  • Acquirer looks to strengthen products or markets with related products in complementary categories
  • Acquirer prefers 100% buyout but would be willing to look other options that fit their business model
  • Product line carve out from larger entity will be considered as long as stand-alone financials meet minimum criteria above
  • Executive management team preferred but not required. Strong operations team in place a requirement
  • All cash at closing
  • May stay in current facilities or relocate

For more information, contact Tom Marx at 415-462-1805 or email tmarx@hartmarxadvisors.com.

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Exhaust Systems Manufacturer

Exhaust Systems, Catalytic Convertor & Component Manufacturer for Sale in Western U.S.

Respected and well-known designer and manufacturer of branded and private label exhaust systems and components, performance headers and catalytic convertors for domestic and import cars and light trucks.

  • Full line direct-fit catalytic converters, pre-cat converters, performance headers and performance exhaust systems and components for passenger cars and compact thru full-size light trucks
  • Diverse manufacturing
  • Customer base includes 3-step and 2-step distributors, auto parts stores, Internet resellers and private label contract manufacturing
  • Total manufacturing, office and warehouse of 72,000 square feet in two buildings, with easy access to major highways and excellent location for nationwide shipping
  • Experienced and loyal management team and workforce
  • Present owner will stay on during transition
  • $6.3M revenue, 46% margins and 10-12% EBITDA

Opportunities for growth:

  • Currently in discussions with major national retailer and distributor
  • Currently in discussion with major supplier to significantly reduce certain component acquisition cost
  • Expand automated manufacturing capabilities
  • Increased revenue by expanding internal and external sales force
  • Increase sales with marketing investment

For more information, contact Tom Marx at 415-462-1805 or email tmarx@hartmarxadvisors.com.

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AUTOMOTIVE PARTS DISTRIBUTOR

Profitable and growing West Coast distributor of import and domestic car parts. Great mix of commercial and retail sales located in desirable geographic area. Loyal customer following with strong brand recognition.

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CUSTOM CAR PARTS SUPPLIER

Extensive offering of custom car parts and kits for muscle cars, hot rods, street rods and dragsters. Wholesale and retail, with innovative on-line marketplace sales process that can be adapted to acquirer’s current business model.

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Parts Store

Single location jobber store in Southern California supplies replacement parts to professional service providers.

  • Jobber store specializing in parts for Asian light vehicles
  • Projected annual sales are $1.2M / 65% DIFM and 35% DIY
  • Specialize in underhood, brake and chassis parts
  • One of the few independently owned and operated auto parts suppliers in their area
  • Inventory turns about 3.1 times
  • Opportunity for owner-operator to grow sales and expand territory; for existing business to add location; for competitor to remove company from market
  • Close to a major thoroughfare that features auto dealerships, retail and malls
  • Located close to a wide variety of independent and chain auto repair businesses, all located within a 5-mile radius of their location
  • Future growth can be achieved by adding inventory of parts for domestic vehicles

Contact Christine Campbell at ccampbell@marxgroupadvisors.com; 415-453-0844, ext. 112

SOLD – DRIVESHAFT AND COMPONENTS MANUFACTURING

Midwest-based manufacturer of drive shafts

Business for sale
Respected and well-known manufacturer of new driveline products and components, primarily for on and off-highway, industrial, mining and agriculture vehicles and equipment businesses, and driveline repair shops.

  • In-house engineering and R&D designs product and components to exacting OEM specifications
  • Extensive variety of products, including driveshafts, yokes, stubs and flanges
  • Outstanding reputation for quality products, delivered on-time at very high fill rates
  • Customer base includes OEMs throughout US and Canada as well as international customers
  • Diverse customer base with no customer concentration; diverse industry sectors served
  • Experienced and loyal manufacturing team, on-going in-house training program, all cross-trained
  • Total manufacturing, office and warehouse of 54,000 square feet with easy access to major highways and excellent location for nationwide shipping
  • Present owner will stay on during transition; key staff committed to remaining with company
  • $12.7M revenue, 58% margins and 8-10% EBITDA

For more information, contact Tom Marx at 415-462-1805 or email tmarx@hartmarxadvisors.com.

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DRIVE SHAFT MANUFACTURING COMPANY

FOR SALE: Drive Shaft Remanufacturing Company

  • Manufactures / remanufactures drive shafts for cars, light and medium duty trucks and SUVs
  • In the Midwest, but can be relocated
  • Primary markets: distributors, driveline specialists, fleets and other remanufacturers
  • Focus: four-wheel drive and light truck market
  • Hundreds of different part numbers, providing coverage to a wide range of vehicle makes, models, and years
  • Current  Sales $6.5M; current EBITDA:  $1.4M
  • Owners wish to retire
  • Consistent growth in the past 4+ years
  • Excellent strategic acquisition opportunity for an acquirer that wishes to gain reliable market share
  • Upside growth opportunity to extend into other vehicle brands, regional and national fleets and other markets (company has not been aggressive in marketing and sales)
For more information, please contact Christine LeMay, Marx Group Advisors,  clemay@marxgroupadvisors.com or call (415) 453-0844 x 112.

COLLISION REPAIR SHOP

FOR SALE – Collision Repair Shop

  • Auto body and paint repair facility, jobber for paint and supplies
  • Profitable, stable, with growth potential
  • Total revenues around $700,000
  • Strong relationship with insurance companies (ICAR Gold Certified)
  • 6 Bays
  • Located in Northwest Wisconsin
  • Owners ready to retire

For more information, please ontact Christine Campbell at ccampbell@marxgroupadvisors.com; 415-453-0844, ext. 112

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