Wheel Pros Acquires Transamerican Auto Parts (aka 4 Wheel Parts)

Transamerican Car Elements (Tap) of Compton, California, and its brands have been obtained by Wheel Pros of Greenwood Village, Colorado. The sale price—net of funds, personal debt, and other costs—is estimated at $50 million. Faucet, open given that 1961, is finest known in the off-highway house for the 4 Wheel Elements General performance Center stores and substantial catalog of elements. Faucet also owns Smittybilt, Pro Comp, 4 Wheel Travel Components, G2 Axle and Gear, Rubicon Express, Poison Spyder, and more, producing them just one of the largest firms in the off-street aftermarket space. Wheel Pros was founded in 1994 with the objective of distributing aftermarket wheels, which includes American Racing, KMC, Gasoline, American Drive, Black Rhino as very well as Gorilla Automotive Solutions and Completely ready Raise suspension. This acquisition from Wheel Pros is backed by Clear Lake Cash Team, an financial investment company founded in 2006, operating built-in firms across non-public equity, credit, and other similar strategies from their headquarters in Santa Monica, California.

Wheel Pros also not long ago acquired Teraflex, a renowned Jeep accent and suspension producer in April 2022 and continues its advancement with this wide acquisition. Tap and its brand names have been obtained by Polaris, a enterprise regarded for its aspect-by-sides and ATVs back again in Oct 2016, and Polaris reviews the sale will: “Place[s} us to capitalize on expanding shopper interest and demand from customers for our powersports choices, whilst enabling Polaris to target our time, people today and sources on our core on-highway, off-highway and marine companies, alongside with the parts, garments, and equipment brands that aid all those customers.”

“We are thrilled to merge with Faucet and construct a vertically built-in omnichannel system for aftermarket automotive enhancements throughout a huge variety of vehicles,” said Randy White, Co-Founder and CEO, and Brian Henderson, Chief Strategy Officer, at Wheel Pros in a joint assertion. “TAP’s extensive solution portfolio, proprietary brands, manufacturing abilities, and omnichannel platform have resulted in an automotive and off-roading enthusiast adhering to that we have lengthy admired. We glimpse ahead to operating with the Faucet workforce as we undertake new initiatives to speed up the development of the put together business and carry on to push worth for our clients, suppliers, and partners.”

Our acquire at Four Wheeler is that this is a superior transfer for Wheel Professionals and Tap as the two models are a lot more aligned with each individual other than Polaris is to Faucet.

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