Investment Summary

Exits Fox Racing Shox

On August 7, 2013, invested in automotive company Fox Racing Shox from Compass Diversified

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Automotive sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in California.
Investment Fate
  • Fox Racing Shox was sold to a financial buyer in 2014.
  • Fox Racing Shox was sold to a publicly-traded strategic buyer in 2022.

Investment Summary

Date 2013-08-07
Target Fox Racing Shox
Sector Automotive
Sellers(s) Compass Diversified
Deal Type IPO

Target

Fox Racing Shox

Braselton, California, United States
website
Fox Racing Shox is a designer, manufacturer and marketer of high end suspension products for mountain bikes, all terrain vehicles, snowmobiles and other off-road vehicles. Fox Racing Shox was founded in 1974 and is based in Braselton, California.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Compass Diversified

Westport, Connecticut, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1998
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Compass Diversified is a holding company focused on acquiring controlling interests in profitable small to middle-market businesses in attractive niche industries. Compass generally looks for US-based companies with proven management in place, low technological and/or product obsolescence risk, diverse customers, and EBITDA of at least $20 million. Compass Diversified was founded in 1998 and is headquartered in Westport, Connecticut.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 7 of 14
Sector (Automotive) 1 of 1
Type (IPO) 1 of 1
State (California) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 7 of 13
Year (2013) 1 of 1
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2012-05-03 HALO

Sterling, Illinois, United States

HALO is a marketing services platform that distributes promotional products and provides employee recognition services. HALO was founded in 1952 and is headquartered in Sterling, Illinois.

Sell $77M
FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2014-08-07 Clean Earth

Hatboro, Pennsylvania, United States

Clean Earth, Inc. is a provider of environmental services for a variety of contaminated materials including soils, dredged materials, and hazardous waste and drill cuttings. The company analyzes, treats, documents, and recycles waste streams generated in multiple end-markets such as power, construction, oil & gas, infrastructure, industrial, and dredging. Treatment includes thermal desorption, dredged material stabilization, bioremediation, physical treatment/screening, and chemical fixation. Clean Earth was established in 1990 and is based in Hatboro, Pennsylvania.

Buy $243M