ClearLight Partners Acquires Katzkin Leather Interiors

ID
6731

DATE

2007-07-09

target

Katzkin Leather Interiors, Inc.

Montebello, California
United States
www.katzkin.com
Katzkin Leather Interiors is a manufacturer of high quality automotive leather seating for the automotive aftermarket. The company markets its leather seating to over 23,000 automotive restylers and trim shops in the United States.
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Acquirer 1

Acquirer DESCRIPTION

ClearLight Partners

PE FIRM
Newport Beach, California
United States
www.clearlightpartners.com

900M USD

Middle-Market

Sector Agnostic

ClearLight Partners

ClearLight Partners LLC is a private equity firm that invests in mid-sized companies with strong cash-flow margins and limited capital intensity. ClearLight looks for US and Canadian headquartered companies with annual revenues between $20 and $250 million and EBITDA of $4 and $15 million. ClearLight targets investments across a broad range of industries with a particular interest in specialty manufacturing and distribution, business services, education and training, healthcare services, specialty finance, and consumer products and services. The Firm's target investment size is $10 to $50 million per transaction. ClearLight Partners was formed in 2000 and is based in Newport Beach, California.


DEAL STATS #
Acquisition 9 of 18
Sector (Automotive) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 7
State (California) 4 of 5
Country (United States) 9 of 18
Year (2007) 2 of 3
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-05-31 The TASI Group Buy -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-10-03 Apple & Eve LLC Buy -

Sellers 2

SELLER DESCRIPTION

Florida Capital Partners, Inc.

PE FIRM
Tampa, Florida
United States
www.fcpinvestors.com

350M USD

Middle-Market

Sector Agnostic

Florida Capital Partners, Inc.

Florida Capital Partners (FCP) is a private equity firm focused on acquisitions or recapitalizations of profitable private companies located in the continental US. FCP targets businesses with Enterprise value between $20 to $100 million with an EBITDA of $5 to $20 million. FCP prefers companies operating in traditional industries such as niche manufacturering, specialty services, and value-added distribution. FCP avoids investing in commodity products, start-ups, restaurants/hospitality, amusement parks, technology, biotech, retail, and real estate. FCP was formed in 1988 and is based in Tampa, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Exit 14 of 21
Type (Secondary Buyout) 5 of 10
Year (2007) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-01 Spectrum Corp. Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-07-12 M&R Marking Systems, Inc. Sell -

KLH Capital

PE FIRM
Tampa, Florida
United States
www.klhcapital.com

300M USD

Middle-Market

Sector Agnostic

KLH Capital

KLH Capital is a private investment firm focused on smaller company investments in a variety of growing industry sectors. KLH helps provide management teams with capital to facilitate recapitalizations, management buy-outs/buy-ins, family successions, and other ownership transitions. KLH generally pursues companies with $2 million in pre-tax earnings and will consider opportunities across the US. KLH will not invest in start-ups, high technology, software, biotech, restaurants, retail, real estate development, oil and gas operations, or new construction businesses. KLH Capital is based in Tampa, Florida.


DEAL STATS #
Exit 13 of 23
Type (Secondary Buyout) 4 of 9
Year (2007) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2006-12-01 Spectrum Corp. Sell -
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2007-07-12 M&R Marking Systems, Inc. Sell -