With the recent closing of the sale of GT Exhaust to Industrial Acoustics Company, a portfolio company of AEA Investors, Lincoln International has now closed five emissions and exhaust transactions since the start of 2009. GT Exhaust was a portfolio company of CID Capital.
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor to GT Exhaust, working closely with the company’s senior management team and CID Capital throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
GT Exhaust is a provider of sound and emissions control products to the North American energy, power and heavy transportation industries. The company’s product line, which includes silencers, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and related accessories, is used in new installation and retrofit applications for large stationary engines. The company was founded in 1978 and is based in Lincoln, NE (www.gtexhaust.com).
Last year, Lincoln advised on the sale of Cummins’ Exhaust division to Global Tube, a portfolio company of Wind Point Partners, and Saffil, a subsidiary of Dyson Group, to Unifrax. In 2010, Lincoln advised on the sale of Wendt SIT to Pinova Capital, and in 2009, advised Delphi on the sale of its Global Exhaust business to Bienes Turgon. According to Lincoln, these transactions generated very strong strategic interest and valuations to match making Lincoln a leading advisor in the exhaust and emissions space.
Lincoln International specializes in merger and acquisition advisory services, debt advisory services, private capital raising and restructuring advice on mid-market transactions. Lincoln International also provides fairness opinions, valuations and pension advisory services on a wide range of transaction sizes. With thirteen offices in the Americas, Asia and Europe, Lincoln International has strong local knowledge and contacts in key global economies. The firm provides clients with senior-level attention, in-depth industry expertise and integrated resources. The firm is based in Chicago, IL (www.lincolninternational.com).
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