Sun Capital exits Certified Power

Sun Capital Partners said Friday that it has sold Certified Power to Brinkmere Capital Partners. No financial terms were disclosed. Based in Mundelein, Illinois, Certified Power is a provider of custom-designed fluid power and power train solutions.


BOCA RATON, FL – March 21, 2014 – Sun Capital Partners, Inc. (“Sun Capital”), a leading private investment firm specializing in leveraged buyouts and investments in market-leading companies, today announced that an affiliate has completed the sale of Certified Power Inc. (“Certified Power” or the “Company”), a leading, value-added specialty distributor of highly-engineered fluid power and power train products, to an affiliate of Brinkmere Capital Partners, LLC. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.
Headquartered in Mundelein, Illinois, with nine locations throughout the Midwest, Certified Power has established itself as the premier source for custom-designed fluid power and power train solutions. The Company services the on- and off-highway mobile equipment market, and partners with its customers in the design, engineering, service and repair of customized products. Certified Power provides a broad suite of products and services, and is viewed as a strong partner, often serving as an extension of its customers’ internal capabilities.
Following the acquisition of Certified Power by an affiliate of Sun Capital, the Company increased its sales efforts to achieve customer growth in both the mobile and fluid systems businesses. It also completed a facility expansion effort to support customer growth, and pursued the development of new and innovative solutions.
“We are pleased that under our ownership, Certified Power has been able to capitalize on the market opportunity we saw when we acquired the business,” said Marc Leder, Co-CEO at Sun Capital. “The strategic efforts to enhance the Company’s capabilities and solutions have it well-positioned to continue building on its success.”
This transaction marks Sun Capital’s third exit of 2014. Last year the firm completed eight exits and two successful IPOs, leading to more than $1 billion in realizations for the year— a record for the firm.
About Sun Capital Partners, Inc.
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