KPS Capital Partners has completed its acquisition of Robert Bosch’s automotive foundation brakes business, through a newly-formed affiliate, Chassis Brakes International Group, the firm announced. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Lazard Frères & Co. acted as financial advisor, and Hengeler Mueller acted as legal counsel to KPS.
KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced today that it has completed the acquisition of Robert Bosch’s global automotive foundation brakes business, through a newly-formed affiliate, Chassis Brakes International Group. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Lazard Frères & Co. LLC acted as financial advisor, and Hengeler Mueller as legal counsel, to KPS and its affiliates.
About Chassis Brakes International Group
Chassis Brakes International Group, headquartered in Drancy, France, is one of the world’s three largest manufacturers of automotive foundation brakes and foundation brake components. The Group’s primary products, which include brake calipers, disk brakes, drum brakes, and parking brakes, are sold directly to original equipment manufacturers and through various aftermarket channels. The Group employs 6,000 associates at 21 manufacturing facilities and engineering centers in Europe, Asia, and South America.
About KPS Capital Partners, LP
KPS Capital Partners, LP is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with over $2.8 billion of assets under management focused on constructive investing in corporate carve-outs, restructurings and other special situations. KPS has executed highly complex corporate carve-out transactions on a global basis, and has acquired businesses from numerous Global Fortune 500 companies. The KPS investment strategy targets manufacturing and industrial companies with strong market positions that are going through a period of transition or experiencing operating or financial difficulties. For over two decades, the partners of KPS have worked with the management teams and associates of its portfolio companies to improve operating and financial performance by focusing on cost reduction, efficiency, operational excellence and strategic growth initiatives. KPS portfolio companies have aggregate annual revenues of $6.1 billion, operate 89 manufacturing plants in 24 countries, and employ over 28,000 associates, directly and through joint ventures worldwide.