AEA Investors Buys Dayton Parts

Dayton Parts, which was backed by Capital Partners, was sold to AEA Investors and company management. Financial terms weren’t announced. BB&T Capital Markets advised Dayton Partners. Harrisburg, Pa.-based Dayton Parts is a specialty distributor of undercarriage replacement truck and trailer parts to the U.S. medium and heavy duty aftermarket.

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On May 4, 2012, Dayton Parts, LLC, a portfolio company of Capital Partners, was acquired by AEA Investors and company management. BB&T Capital Markets served as the exclusive financial advisor to Dayton Parts.

DAYTON PARTS, LLC
Dayton Parts is the leading specialty distributor of undercarriage replacement truck and trailer parts to the U.S. medium and heavy duty aftermarket.  Dayton Parts offers more than 35,000 SKUs to a broad customer base of independent installers, local, regional, and national broad-line distributors, and original equipment manufacturers. The Company is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.
CAPITAL PARTNERS
Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm that invests in and supports small and mid-sized companies.  Since its founding in 1982, Capital Partners’ principals have invested in more than 60 companies.  The firm’s principals have more than 85 years of combined private equity experience and have backgrounds in both industry and private equity.  Capital Partners is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut.
AEA INVESTORS, LP
AEA Investors is a pioneer in the private equity industry,  having been founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co.  With more than 40 years of investing experience, AEA Investors has established a track record of achieving superior returns as a leading private equity partner to middle-market companies.  AEA Investors is headquartered in New York, with offices in Stamford, Conn., London, Munich, Hong Kong and Shanghai.