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Automotive

Driving international growth with cross-border Automotive expertise

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Automotive

Our CFI Automotive team offers a comprehensive spectrum of professional and industry skills combined with long-term experience and profound technology expertise in the Automotive sector. Our broad customer base ranges from medium-sized family-owned companies needing support for international growth through acquisitions up to large international corporations and their global footprint expansion or spin-off of non-core segments.

With a cross-border client network of both OEMs and suppliers alongside our extensive relationships with international and local financial investors, we help customers shape their ideal international transaction.

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What our clients say

  • “We selected them because of its extensive experience in both the plastics and automotive sectors and their track record of success in the middle market. Their knowledge of our business and industry were crucial to marketing the opportunity effectively. They represented our best interests throughout the entire process and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of the deal.”

    John Saxon, formerly the chief executive officer of DLH said, when DLH Industries has been acquired in a merger with Bowles Fluidics Corporation,

  • “They were critical to the success of this transaction. Their consultation and investment banking expertise werte instrumental in completing this transaction. I would highly recommend this group.”

    Bill Williams, Jr., President of Flint Auto Auction, noted, when Flint Auto Auction has been acquired by KAR Auction Service

  • “We are very pleased with our choice to have them lead the transaction process. Their expertise and significant involvement in every step of the transaction was critical to reaching a successful outcome. They were invaluable in helping us navigate the transaction and have earned our best recommendation.”

    Lennart Mauritzson, CFO of Thule, remarked, when Thule Group has sold United Welding Services to CURT Group, a portfolio company of Audax Private Equity

  • “When we decided to aggressively pursue an acquisition to accomplish our strategic objectives, we spoke to Phil Gilbert and selected him and his team to advise us throughout the process.  We were impressed by their acquisition advisory experience and track record working with automotive suppliers. Their knowledge of our business and industry allowed them to identify a number of compelling target opportunities, including Stern.  They also shepherded us through the financing process effectively and we are pleased to partner with First Merit to achieve our growth plans.”

    Ken Rohan, Vice President of Operations at Zhongli North America, said, when Zhongli Corporation has acquired Stern Rubber Company

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