CHARLOTTE, May 13, 2014 — Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC (“DCF”) acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Tweddle Group, Inc. (“Tweddle”) on its equity investment from The Gores Group, LLC (“Gores”). Founded in 1954, Tweddle is a leading provider of technology and publishing-related services to automotive original equipment manufacturers (“OEMs”) and their suppliers. The organization authors, prints and delivers owner’s and service information through a complex integrated process that involves coordination between Tweddle and thousands of OEM employees across numerous departments. Tweddle plans to leverage its management team and Gores’ capabilities to expand into new geographies and cutting edge technologies and acquire additional OEM customers.
“DCF’s long-term commitment to Tweddle and our goals enabled us to achieve an outstanding outcome. The DCF team’s understanding of our complex business model and ability to highlight the strengths of our leading market position were instrumental in enabling us to find an ideal financial partner. Gores’ investment positions the Company well for continued growth and success,” said Andrew Tweddle, CEO and owner of Tweddle.
“Over the past 12 months, we have been very fortunate to have advised Tweddle and its CEO and owner Andy Tweddle in the closing of two transactions. The Gores transaction is the culmination of several years of strategic evaluation and planning by Andy and his management team. We have enjoyed developing strong relationships with Andy and his team and we wish Tweddle success in its new partnership with Gores. This transaction also further establishes DCF’s extensive experience in Automotive Technology and Services M&A, an area in which we remain very active,” said Ron Rivera, a managing director within DCF’s Technology, Media, and Telecommunications group.
About Tweddle Group
With offices in the United States, Belgium, Italy, the U.K., and China, Tweddle Group is a leading provider of value-added, technology enabled information and publishing solutions for automotive OEMs and their suppliers. Tweddle’s unique combination of services encompasses content development, management, and delivery of products that support OEM service and owner information initiatives. OEMs such as BMW, Chrysler, Ford, Nissan and Toyota rely on Tweddle to deliver innovative solutions designed to increase customer satisfaction and enhance the overall ownership experience. For more information, please visit www.tweddle.com.
ABOUT THE Gores Group
The Gores Group, founded in 1987 by Alec Gores, is a global investment firm focused on acquiring controlling interests in mature and growing businesses which can benefit from the firm’s operating experience and flexible capital base. The firm combines the operational expertise and detailed due diligence capabilities of a strategic buyer with the seasoned M&A team of a traditional financial buyer. Over its 25 year history, The Gores Group has become a leading investor having demonstrated a reliable track record of creating value in its portfolio companies alongside management. Headquartered in Los Angeles, The Gores Group maintains offices in Boulder, CO, and London. For more information, visit http://www.gores.com.
About Deloitte Corporate Finance LLC
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SOURCE: Deloitte LLP