Brookside backs Sentinel Capital’s buy of Driven Performance Brands

Brookside Mezzanine Partners has made an undisclosed investment to support Sentinel Capital Partners’ acquisition of Driven Performance Brands Inc. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Santa Rosa, California, Driven Performance is a maker of drivetrain, exhaust and BMW tuning parts.


Brookside Mezzanine Partners is pleased to announce its investment in Driven Performance Brands, Inc. (“Driven”). Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, Driven is a leading marketer and supplier of drivetrain, exhaust and BMW tuning parts to the $8 billion performance automotive aftermarket. Driven’s products are installed in a wide range of domestic, European and Japanese vehicles, from classic cars to off-road trucks to highly-modified race cars. It sells across “must-have” brands, including Flowmaster, B&M / Hurst Shifters, Hurst Driveline Conversions and Dinan.

Brookside Mezzanine Partners provided subordinated debt and an equity co-investment to facilitate the acquisition of Driven by Sentinel Capital Partners, a leading private equity firm focused on the lower middle market.

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