SOUTHLAKE, TX & BOSTON, MA – January 4, 2016 – Bain Capital Private Equity, one of the world’s foremost private investment firms, today announced it has reached a definitive agreement to acquire American Trailer Works, a leading manufacturer of utility and cargo trailers. The company is being acquired from an investor group managed by Southlake Equity Group. Financial terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Southlake, Texas, American Trailer Works is a leading manufacturer and distributor of utility and cargo trailers in North America. Through its 12 plants, American Trailer Works sells trailers through independent dealers and national retailers under the PJ Trailers, Carry-On Trailer, RC Trailers and other private-label brand names.
Goldman Sachs and Barclays provided debt financing commitments for the Big Tex and ATW transaction. BMO Capital Markets, Goldman Sachs and Barclays acted as financial advisors,
Kirkland & Ellis LLP served as legal counsel, and PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP served as accounting advisor to Bain Capital. The planned merger is subject to customary regulatory review.
About American Trailer Works
Headquartered in Southlake, TX, American Trailer Works is a leading manufacturer and distributor of utility and cargo trailers in North America. Through its 12 plants, American Trailer Works sells trailers through independent dealers and national retailers under the PJ Trailers, Carry-On Trailer, RC Trailers, Middlebury Trailers and other private-label brand names. More information about the company is available at http://www.americantrailerworks.com.
About Bain Capital Private Equity
Bain Capital (www.baincapital.com) is one of the world’s foremost private investment firms, with approximately $75 billion under management across several asset classes including private equity, venture capital, public equity and credit products. Founded in 1984, Bain Capital’s more than 400 professionals are collectively the single largest investor in all of its funds and are dedicated to investing in and building its portfolio companies. Bain Capital Private Equity has deep experience in industrial manufacturing and distribution, with investments in companies including Big Tex Trailers, TI Automotive, Sensata Technologies, FTE Automotive, Trinseo SA, ASIMCO and Hero MotoCorp Ltd. Bain Capital has offices in Boston, New York, Chicago, San Francisco, Palo Alto, London, Munich, Dublin, Luxembourg, Tokyo, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Mumbai and Melbourne.
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