Daily News: January 26, 2015

Deloitte Advises Bushwacker in Sale to Lund International

Deloitte Corporate Finance acted as exclusive financial advisor to Bushwacker in its sale to Lund International, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners. Bushwacker is a designer, manufacturer, marketer, and distributor of branded aesthetic and protective vehicle accessories that are sold through both aftermarket and original equipment channels. The deal closed on Jan. 20, 2015.

DCF previously served as buyside advisor to Bushwacker in its acquisition of Stampede Products in 2012.

“We are excited to partner with Lund International and believe that the Bushwacker brand will be a strong complement to Lund’s existing product lines. Deloitte Corporate Finance has been a close partner and strategic advisor for many years, demonstrating unwavering commitment to our company and preparing our leadership team for success in all aspects of the transaction process,” said Russ Morgan, CEO of Bushwacker.

“We are very pleased to have worked with Russ Morgan and his management team on this transaction. Bushwacker will serve as a strong complementary acquisition, with a shared culture of innovation and customer service. We are excited to have played a part in this strategic transaction,” said Lorin DeMordaunt, managing director and consumer and retail group lead of Deloitte Corporate Finance.

Portland, OR-based Bushwacker is a manufacturer of premium, branded vehicle accessories.