Holley Performance Parts is no longer part of the Lincolnshire Management family. Since the company as sold in late 2018, there has been a lot of talk about their new position and how the transaction impacted the two companies. In fact, observers are watching keenly to see how they will be performing. There is no doubt that this is a transaction that caught many people by surprise. For many years, the two companies seemed inseparable as Lincolnshire Management ensured that Holley is adequately funded to run its operations.
About the transaction
The press release from Lincolnshire Management indicated that before agreeing to the transaction, Holley Performance Parts had received advice from top advisors. They included UBS Investment Bank, Lazard Middle Market, and Kirkland & Ellis LLP. Looking at Lincolnshire Management and Holley, you can notice that they have been involved in some of the biggest transactions in the history of business. However, they did not disclose the terms of the transaction, but revealed that Holley had been bought by an affiliate of Sentinel Capital Partners. In addition to that, the statement indicated that the new owners had plans to merge Holley with another company that they called Driven Performance Brands.
Looking back at the relationship between Lincolnshire and Holley
Lincolnshire Management acquired Holley Performance Parts in 2013. This was after they had scouted it as the best option in the middle level categories. Lincolnshire Management was not wrong because under their partnership, the company grew immensely. While commenting on the exit, TJ Maloney the CEO of Lincolnshire Management said that Holley had one of the most vibrant leadership teams. He also said that during their time together, they had enjoyed good relations, and that it was one of the best acquisitions that they have ever made.
In 1986, a group of visionary investors came together to found Lincolnshire Management. This was a time when the industry was still limited because of too many challenges. Therefore, Lincolnshire Management is one of the companies that have shaped the industry. They focus on buying middle level firms that have the potential to grow into big companies. Through several partnerships, Lincolnshire Management has taken its rightful position as a leader in this industry.
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