Resilience Capital Partners, a private equity firm that invests in middle-market companies, announced it has completed the sale of its portfolio company Thermal Solutions Manufacturing to Altus Capital Partners Inc., an investment firm focused on the North American manufacturing sector.
Nashville, Tennessee-headquartered Thermal Solutions Manufacturing manufactures heavy-duty and light-truck heat exchange and temperature control products including radiators, condensers, air coolers and evaporators. Resilience Capital Partners acquired the company, formerly the Heavy Duty Division of Vista Pro Automotive, in 2012 through The Resilience Fund III.
“At Thermal Solutions Manufacturing, we executed a long-term strategy for the business to become a dominant player in the aftermarket for heat exchange and related products,” said Bassem Mansour, co-CEO of Resilience Capital Partners. “We enhanced it from a heavy-duty manufacturer of radiators into a company that develops and distributes a broad range of solutions in the heat exchange world.”
The process of transformation included the add-on acquisition in 2012 of R&D Enterprises as well as the consolidation of numerous facilities. Including the former R&D Enterprises facilities, Thermal Solutions Manufacturing now has five manufacturing centers and 25 distribution branches located throughout North America.
“We not only took our core capabilities and expanded into ancillary and related products for a similar customer base, but we also went through a rigorous process of both consolidating and expanding manufacturing and distribution facilities to reduce costs while improving customer service,” said Ken Robinson, president and CEO of Thermal Solutions Manufacturing. “We now can deliver a solution to a customer anywhere in the U.S within 24 to 48 hours, and that is critical when delays because of failed parts can shut down operations.”
Thermal Solutions Manufacturing is now at a natural point to transition ownership, said Mansour. “Our job is to take a company, reposition it, improve its operations and get it to an attractive level of profitability. We have done that, and the next phase for Thermal Solutions Manufacturing is to build for long-term, continued growth. We are confident that, under its new ownership, Thermal Solutions Manufacturing will continue to deliver on the promise we saw when we acquired it seven years ago.”
Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.