M&A Deal Summary

Crestview Partners Acquires ATC Drivetrain

On February 6, 2018, private equity firm Crestview Partners acquired manufacturing company ATC Drivetrain LLC from Marlin Equity Partners

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Crestview Partners’ 2nd transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is Crestview Partners’ 28th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Crestview Partners’ 3rd transaction in Oklahoma.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2018-02-06
Target ATC Drivetrain LLC
Sector Manufacturing
Buyer(s) Crestview Partners
Sellers(s) Marlin Equity Partners
Deal Type Secondary Buyout

Target

ATC Drivetrain LLC

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, United States
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ATC Drivetrain LLC is a re-manufacturer of transmissions, engines, advanced battery packs, and related components for light, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. ATC Drivetrain’s services include process and salvage engineering, warranty root cause analysis and testing, machining for repair and salvage of components, and recycling of n on-reclaimable material. ATC Drivetrain LLC was established in 1994 and is based in Oklahoma City.

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Buyer(S) 1

Buyer

Crestview Partners

New York, New York, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2004
PE ASSETS 9.0B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Crestview Partners is a private equity firm focused on challenging investment situations. Crestview targets opportunities across a broad range of industries, with a special interest in asset management, media, healthcare and financial service companies. The Firm looks to commit $100 to $250 million of equity capital in transactions valued between $500 million and $3 billion. Crestview Partners was formed in 2004 and is based in New York, New York.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 36 of 51
Sector (Manufacturing) 2 of 3
Type (Secondary Buyout) 9 of 12
State (Oklahoma) 3 of 3
Country (United States) 28 of 40
Year (2018) 2 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-01-01 Hornblower Group

San Francisco, California, United States

Hornblower Group is a global leader in world-class experiences. The corporate entity of Hornblower Group is comprised of American Queen Voyages® and City Experiences. Today, Hornblower’s footprint spans 111 countries and territories, and 125 U.S. cities, with offerings including water-based experiences, land-based experiences, overnight cruise experiences, ferry and transportation services, and full-service support via Hornblower Shipyard at Bridgeport Boatworks in Connecticut. Hornblower Group was founded in 1980 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-02-07 Victory Capital Holdings, Inc.

San Antonio, Texas, United States

Victory Capital is an investment management firm operating a next-generation, integrated multi-boutique business model with $132.5 billion in assets under management as of July 31, 2020. Victory Capital serves both institutional and retail investors. Victory Capital was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in San Antonio, Texas.

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Seller(S) 1

SELLER

Marlin Equity Partners

Hermosa Beach, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
PE ASSETS 7.7B USD
SizeMega
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION
Marlin Equity's headquarters in Hermosa Beach, California.
Marlin Equity's headquarters in Hermosa Beach, California.

Marlin Equity Partners is a private investment firm focused on acquiring distressed businesses with sales of $10 million to $2 billion. Marlin has a special interest in non-core or underperforming divisions of larger corporations, as well as companies facing some sort of financial, operational or market-related transition. Marlin is a generalist investor and will consider opportunities in technology (software, IT, payment systems, hardware, communications, internet), healthcare, consumer (apparel, retail, consumer products, food/beverage), services (business, financial, consumer, education), manufacturing (automotive, industrial, metals, plastics), aerospace, defense, and media. Marlin prefers businesses with scalable business models, strong installed customer bases, defensible market positions, and barriers to entry. Marlin Equity Partners was formed in 2005 and is based in Hermosa Beach, California with an additional office in London.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 27 of 50
Sector (Manufacturing) 1 of 1
Type (Secondary Buyout) 2 of 8
State (Oklahoma) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 23 of 38
Year (2018) 1 of 5
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-01-11 Talkwalker, Inc.

Luxembourg, Luxembourg

Talkwalker is a social data intelligence company through cutting-edge technology it provides actionable social media insights through real-time social listening and advanced social media analytics. Talkwalker helps marketers to prove the value of their social efforts and enhances the speed and accuracy of business decision-making. Talkwalker’s state-of-the-art social media analytics platform monitors and analyzes online conversations on social networks, news websites, blogs, and forums in 187 languages. Talkwalker was formed in 2009 and is based in Luxembourg.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2018-02-13 Inkling Systems, Inc.

San Francisco, California, United States

Inkling is a enterprise software platform for field operations management that helps customers drive superior operating performance. As more businesses put mobile devices in the hands of their field teams, the company's mission is to transform and improve the way field teams operate. With two complementary products that allow end-to-end delivery of both content and tasks, Inkling's platform drives increased success in the field while providing new levels of visibility into critical operating metrics. Inkling was founded in 2009 and is based in San Francisco, California.

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