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Back to blog September 27, 2022 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investing in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry

Our partners at TruSight, LLC wrote an interesting article about the recent and substantial decline in new automotive sales. TruSight’s thesis is that this would likely create additional demand for aftermarket parts.

To pair with that, we explored our Database of Private Equity Firms to analyze the trend of private equity firms investing in Automotive Aftermarket platform acquisitions.

The chart below shows varied PE appetite for automotive aftermarket companies over the past decade.

PE Investing in Automotive Aftermarket

Recent PE Investments in the Automotive Aftermarket Space

July 2022Caymus Equity Partners invested in Overland Vehicle Systems (Santa Fe Springs, CA, US), a branded supplier of outdoor and automotive aftermarket parts and accessories for overlanding and off-roading enthusiasts.

April 2022AfricInvest invested in AutoXpress (Nairobi, Kenya), an importer, distributor, and retailer of tires, auto parts, and accessories.

January 2022Trive Capital invested in Premium Guard (New York, NY, US), a provider of branded and private label automotive aftermarket filtration products, including oil, air, cabin, transmission, and fuel filters.

December 2021Greenbriar Equity Group invested in JEGS Automotive (Delaware, OH, US), a DTC, e-commerce retailer and distributor of automotive aftermarket parts and accessories.

November 2021Sentinel Capital Partners invested in Empire Auto Parts (Totowa, NJ, US), a specialty distributor of aftermarket collision auto parts.

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There are currently 48 active PE platform portfolio companies in the Automotive Aftermarket space (and 106 exits).

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  • Portfolio Company - name, website, city, state, country, business profile
  • Private Equity Firm - name, website, address, city, state, zip, country, phone

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