Daily News: February 14, 2012

Audax Group Completes Acquisition of Phillips & Temro Industries


Audax Group announced it has completed the acquisition of Phillips & Temro Industries (PTI). GE Antares provided senior debt financing and Chase Capital provided junior debt financing to support the transaction.

Headquartered in Eden Prairie, MN, PTI is a manufacturer of heating, cooling, and silencing products for diesel, gasoline, hybrid, and electric vehicle engines. With facilities in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom and China, PTI serves the heavy-duty truck, light-duty truck, power generation, off-road, automotive, and electric/hybrid vehicle end markets.

Geoffrey S. Rehnert, co-CEO of Audax Group, said, “PTI is a leading global supplier of niche products with an exceptional management team and growing end markets. We look forward to working with Butch Sumpter and his team to build PTI into a leading global thermal management platform through add-on acquisitions, organic growth, and building out the EV/hybrid product line.”

Butch Sumpter, president and CEO of PTI, said, “We are excited to have Audax Group as our new partner as we embark on our next stage growth. Their operational expertise and experience working with middle-market companies to expand globally will be valuable assets as we continue to grow our business.”

Goldman Sachs & Co. advised PTI. Kirkland & Ellis served as counsel to Audax Group.

Audax Group, founded in 1999, is an investor in lower-middle market companies.

Previously on abfjournal.com:

Morgenthaler Private Equity Announces Sale of Phillips & Temro, Friday, February 10, 2012