Deals Accelerated in 2020 for Lincoln International’s Auto Team

Despite significant bumps in the road for the automotive sector in 2020, Lincoln International closed 16 successful transactions – testament that original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and automotive suppliers alike are eager to adapt their business models to the future of the industry.

Looking ahead, we expect mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity in the auto space to fire on all cylinders in 2021. Momentum around electrification is accelerating. As the industry recovers, Tier 1 suppliers are divesting from combustion engines to fund acquisitions in EV and other auto technologies. With significant capital requirements essential in the race to build the cars of the future, industry consolidation and partnerships—even between direct competitors—will abound.

Lincoln’s auto team by the numbers:

Notable transactions included:

Treves_ROI_Miro Radici Family Of Companies_2021

Lincoln acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Trèves, working closely with the company’s management team and advisors while providing process, financial and tactical advisory expertise. Learn more

Altenloh Brinck_ABC Umformtechnik_Fawer Automotive Parts 2020

Lincoln acted as the exclusive M&A advisor to Altenloh, Brinck & Co, preparing and managing a successful competitive M&A process as well as identifying an ideal partner for the successful future development of the target company. Learn more

Brembo_SBS Friction_Scandinavian Brake Systems_2020

Lincoln acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Brembo, providing process, financial and tactical advisory expertise and managing all phases of the transaction within a highly accelerated time frame. Learn more

Starco_Blue Devil_PJ1_Highline Warren_Pritzker Private Capital_2020

Lincoln represented The Starco Group in its sale of API Automotive Products, Inc. (d.b.a. BlueDevil Products and PJ1 Motorsports) to Highline-Warren, a Pritzker Private Capital company. Learn more

TrafficCast_Iteris_2020

Lincoln advised TrafficCast International in its sale to Iteris, Inc. company. Learn more

Insight Equity Plasma Group 2020

Lincoln advised Insight Equity in its refinancing of the European subsidiary of A.P. Plasman Corporation. Learn more

Dura Automotive Systems_2020

Lincoln advised the official committee of unsecured creditors of DURA Automotive. Learn more

Valmet Automotive_Mutares_2020

Lincoln acted as exclusive sell-side advisor to Valmet Automotive Group and orchestrated a successful sell-side auction process, which was executed and closed during the peak of the COVID-19 pandemic. Learn more

Plews & Edelmann_Highline_Sterling Group_2020

Lincoln advised Plews & Edelmann on the sale of its retail segment to Highline Aftermarket, a portfolio company of The Sterling Group. Learn more

Kyokuto_Satrac_2020

Lincoln advised Kyokuto Kaihatsu Kogyo Co. Ltd. on its acquisition of Satrac Engineering Pvt. Ltd. Learn more

PRECO_Sensata_2020

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of PRECO Electronics, working closely with the management team throughout the sale process. Learn more

CMore Automotive Luxoft DXC.technology 2020

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to the shareholders of CMORE Automotive, working closely with the management team throughout the sale process. Learn more

Willi Elbe Group Aequita 2020

Lincoln advised Willi Elbe Group and its shareholders, working closely with the stakeholders of Willi Elbe Group throughout the sale process. Learn more

BGF Woodall Nicholson Holdings Rutland Partners 2020

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor for Woodall Nicholson, working closely with the management team and shareholders, leveraging the depth of experience in the specialist vehicle segment and both the M&A and Debt Advisory Groups. Learn more

Conzzeta_FoamPartner_Recticel_2020

Lincoln acted as the exclusive M&A adviser to Conzzeta, providing process, financial and tactical advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, due diligence and negotiation phases of the transaction. Learn more

Gilde Buyout Partners Gundlach Automotive Corporation 2020

Lincoln advised Gilde Buy Out Partners on its refinancing of Gundlach. Learn more

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