Dubin Clark Adds to USSC
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Dubin Clark Adds to USSC

USSC Group, a portfolio company of Dubin Clark since July 2015, has acquired Child Check-Mate System.

Child Check-Mate System (CCM) developed and patented an alarm system which acts as an electronic reminder to drivers of vans and school buses to ensure that all children have safely disembarked the vehicle upon the completion of each run.

CCM’s products are available in ten countries, are installed on over 400,000 vehicles, and are factory installed at nine vehicle OEMs. CCM is headquartered in Ottawa, ON (www.childcheckmate.com).

USSC Group (United States Seating Company) designs and manufactures operator and passenger seats and related spare parts that are used in the transportation, commercial, first responder and military markets. The company’s portfolio of products includes seating for commercial buses, fire trucks, ambulances, military vehicles, motor coaches, rail cars and locomotives.

USSC also designs and builds specialty soldier survivability systems for military vehicles and fire suppression systems for use on school buses, public transit and para-transit buses as well as heavy machinery and mining equipment. USSC Group, founded in 1985 and led by CEO Joseph Mirabile, has manufacturing locations in United States, Poland and China and has a 300,000 square foot headquarters and manufacturing facility near Philadelphia in Exton, PA (www.usscgroup.com).

“CCM’s unique safety technology is the clear leader in the student transportation industry,” said Kent Tyler, executive vice president of USSC. “Our partnership will enable USSC to implement this technology across a broad spectrum of commercial transportation markets and to take care of our customers in the safest, most reliable way possible.”

“We are excited about the partnership with the Child Check-Mate team,” said Mike Hompesch, a partner of Dubin Clark. “The acquisition further diversifies and strengthens USSC’s product offering of technology-driven safety and survivability solutions.”

Dubin Clark invests in companies that have from $10 million to $100 million in sales and adjusted EBITDA of $2 million or more (smaller for add-ons). Sectors of interest include branded consumer and industrial niche manufacturers and specialty business services. Dubin Clark was founded in 1984 and has offices in Boston, MA and Ponte Vedra Beach, FL (www.dubinclark.com).

Dubin Clark is actively seeking additional add-on investments for USSC.

© 2019 Private Equity Professional | March 26, 2019

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