Accuride Corporation announced today the completion of its acquisition by Crestview Partners a leading New York based private equity firm, pursuant to the merger agreement it announced on September 2, 2016.
Accuride President and CEO Rick Dauch said, “Today marks the start of a new and exciting chapter for our storied company. As a stand-alone business within Crestview’s portfolio of companies, Accuride will serve as a platform for further growth and consolidation in the global wheels and wheel-end sectors as we continue to deliver world-class operating performance and products for our customers. Our Executive Leadership Team is energized to lead Accuride into this new phase of expansion for our business and look forward to working closely with the Crestview team.”
Alex Rose, Partner at Crestview and co-head of the firm’s industrial strategy, commented: “We are impressed by Accuride’s commitment to excellent service and the strong reputation they have built over the course of their history. We believe this acquisition will allow Accuride to focus on long-term initiatives and, in doing so, will grant the Company flexibility to improve on its current business model. We look forward to working with the existing management team to support Accuride as it enters this next phase of growth.”
Rick Dauch will continue to serve as Accuride’s President and CEO, supported by the other members of the Company’s Executive Leadership Team. Accuride will continue to operate under its current brand name and remain headquartered in Evansville, Ind., USA, with operations in the United States, Canada, Mexico and Italy.