dlhBOWLES

Company Overview

Designer and manufacturer of engineered plastics and fluid flow solutions for the automotive, consumer, and industrial markets .

Investment Status

Active. Evaluating add-on acquisitions to extend product diversity and global reach.

Transaction Overview

Recapitalization of Bowles Fluidics Corporation followed by a merger of equals with DLH Industries. The prior owners and management teams invested in the transaction.

Investment Thesis
  • Leading designer and manufacturer of engineered plastics and fluid flow solutions
  • Leverage technology leadership, responsive engineering, and manufacturing and assembly process expertise to secure additional content on OEM vehicle platforms
  • Achieve significant revenue cross-selling synergies within the combined company
  • Capitalize on potentially transformative growth opportunities related to camera wash systems and evolving automotive material trends
  • Achieve enhanced scale, product diversity, and management depth in North America while exploring global expansion opportunities
MPE Partners Contacts: Peter Taft and Karen Tuleta
Headquarters:
Canton, OH and Columbia, MD
Sector:
High-Value Manufacturing (Automotive)
Transaction Type:
Leveraged Recapitalization and Merger of Equals
Investment Year:
2014
Fund:
MPE Partners, L.P.