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RelaDyne, Inc.

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Transaction Details

  • On July 19, 2016, Audax Private Equity announced that it has entered into a purchase agreement with RelaDyne, Inc. a portfolio company of AEA Investors LP
  • RelaDyne is an established leader in the lubricant sales, distribution and equipment reliability services industry
  • Since its formation in 2010, RelaDyne has completed over 20 acquisitions and has grown to over 40 locations servicing customers in 45 states and 22 nations
  • It has been a portfolio company of AEA Investors since November 2010
  • Stephens Inc. served as a financial co-advisor to RelaDyne, Inc.

About the company

RelaDyne, Inc.

Headquartered in Cincinnati, OH, RelaDyne is a leading supplier of comprehensive equipment reliability products and value-added services. The Company’s long heritage in the Automotive, Commercial and Industrial markets brings more than 350 years of combined expertise to more than 10,000 clients. Since its formation in 2010, RelaDyne has completed over 20 acquisitions, has grown to over 40 locations servicing customers in 45 states and 22 nations.

AEA Investors LP

Founded in 1968 by the Rockefeller, Mellon, and Harriman family interests and S.G. Warburg & Co. as a private investment vehicle for a select group of industrial family offices with substantial assets. AEA’s active individual investors (the “Participants”) include an extraordinary network of more than 75 of the world’s leading industrial families, business executives and former government leaders. Today, AEA’s approximately 70 investment professionals operate globally with offices in New York, Connecticut, London, Munich and Shanghai. The firm manages funds that have approximately $10.0 billion of invested and committed capital including the leveraged buyouts of middle market companies and small business companies and mezzanine and senior debt investments. AEA Private Equity invests across four sectors: value added industrial products, specialty chemicals, consumer / retail and services.

Audax Group

Based in Boston, MA, Audax partners with management teams to transform established market leading companies into appreciably larger, better-positioned and more valuable enterprises. Through its disciplined Buy & Build approach, Audax seeks to help platform companies execute add-on acquisitions that fuel revenue growth, optimize operations and significantly increase equity value. Since its founding in 1999, Audax has invested over $3.5 billion in 97 platform and 493 add-on companies.

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