Trèves Group has acquired CTA Acoustics, a portfolio company of Cerberus Capital Management
Trèves, a global leader in acoustic and thermal insulation solutions for the automotive industry headquartered in Paris, France, has completed the acquisition of CTA Acoustics, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer of acoustical and thermal insulation materials and parts for the automotive industry.
This acquisition advances Trèves’ strategy to reinforce its strong core product portfolio, original equipment manufacturer (OEM) partnerships and regional presence in North America, particularly in the automotive soft trim and noise, vibration and harshness market.
“Our management team and the shareholders are fully focused to position Trèves as a leading supplier in our market, bringing a broader support to our customers. The synergies will be carefully studied and implemented on a short-term basis in order to ensure that customers can count on a long-term, efficient and reliable supplier,” declares Frédéric Chaussat, Chief Executive Officer of Trèves.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive buy-side advisor to Trèves, working closely with the company’s management team and other advisors, and also assisted Trèves in arranging the debt financing for the transaction.
About Trèves Group
Trèves employs more than 4,200 employees in 22 plants over 16 countries. Founded in 1836 by the Trèves Family and supported by Fonds Avenir Automobile (a Bpifrance fund) since 2009, Trèves serves the main global automotive manufacturers, including Stellantis, Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi, BMW, Volkswagen Group, Ford, Honda, Jaguar-Land Rover and Toyota.
About CTA Acoustics
CTA Acoustics, headquartered in Madison Heights, Michigan, is a manufacturer of acoustical and fiber-based engine and transmission insulation solutions, including hood insulators, engine side dash insulators, underbody tunnel insulators and exterior wheelhouse liners. The company serves leading OEMs, including, Ford, General Motors and Fiat Chrysler (Stellantis). CTA operates three locations across North America, including Corbin, Kentucky; Madison Heights, Michigan; and Aguascalientes, Mexico, and employs 600 people.
Lincoln’s deep knowledge of the automotive space and their experience in executing cross-border transactions were critical to ensuring Trèves was successful in completing this important North American acquisition.
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