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Capital Partners Exits Derby Fabricating
March 31, 2017
Capital Partners, Inc., founded in 1982, (“Capital Partners”) (www.capitalpartners.com) is pleased to announce that on March 31, 2017, Capital Partners Private Equity Income Fund II, LP, management and its co-investors sold Derby Fabricating Solutions, LLC (“Derby”) (www.derbyfab.com) to Prophet Equity, a Texas-based private investment firm.
Headquartered in Louisville, KY and with four production locations, Derby is a producer of fabricated foam and non-metallic components for air, water and noise abatement primarily for the North American automotive industry. Derby benefited from Capital Partners’ equity-rich, moderate-debt capital structure used to recapitalize the company and complete a corporate acquisition in 2012. During Capital Partners’ ownership Derby and management developed and executed a transformative strategic plan. Derby made investments in improving infrastructure, such as a new enterprise resource planning system, and added depth to its management team. As a result, Derby generated organic sales growth of 70% during our tenure, far outpacing the OEM automotive industry.
Keybanc Capital Markets served as exclusive financial adviser to Derby and Capital Partners.
About Capital Partners
Capital Partners (www.capitalpartners.com) is a private investment firm founded in 1982. Our principals have invested in more than 75 platform and add-on acquisitions across a variety of industries.Based on the combination of solid investment discipline and our low leverage approach, we have successfully partnered with management teams through multiple economic cycles.