EQT Credit, through its Mid-Market Credit investment strategy, announces today that it has agreed to provide senior secured financing for TowerBrook Capital Partners’ (“TowerBrook”) acquisition of Bosal Automotive Carrier and Protection Systems (“Bosal ACPS” or the “Company”) from Bosal Group.
Headquartered in Germany, Bosal ACPS is a leading manufacturer of tow bars for original equipment manufacturers and suppliers and for the aftermarket in Europe. The Company has manufacturing facilities in Europe and the Americas, generating sales in 2017 of approximately EUR 250 million.
Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners’ Credit team, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, commented: “Bosal ACPS is an established market-leader in the European OEM tow-bar segment. We are attracted by the Company’s long-term track record, product quality and history of technological leadership and innovation. EQT’s network of Industrial Advisors, with former senior executives in the automotive segment, provided key support throughout the due diligence process. EQT Credit looks forward to support Bosal ACPS and TowerBrook as they continue to execute on the plans for international growth and operational improvement.”
All parties have agreed to not disclose any financial details.
Paul Johnson, Partner at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, +44 207 430 5554
Nakul Sarin, Director at EQT Partners, Investment Advisor to EQT Credit, +44 208 432 5420
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