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Wednesday, 04 May 2016 22:43

FinishMaster Acquires Gladwin Paint Company in TX

On May 4, Gladwin Automotive Paint and its eight locations were acquired by FinishMaster, Inc, a subsidiary of Uni-Select, Inc.

FOCUS Investment Banking represented Gladwin in the transaction which is one of the largest ever in the jobber industry.

Gladwin is located throughout Texas with over 130 employees, providing automotive refinish paints and supplies as well as comprehensive training, consulting, and software services.

Larry Pyle, Gladwin President and CEO commented, "Finding a new home with FinishMaster will allow our team to continue its rapid growth and provide enhanced services and value to our customers. FOCUS helped provide a deal beneficial to all parties involved after years of hard work by all of our teammates and partners over decades of building the business. FinishMaster was a great partner throughout the acquisition process as well."

David Roberts, Managing Director and Automotive Group team leader for FOCUS Investment Banking, commented, "FOCUS is proud to have assisted Gladwin in successfully achieving this impressive liquidity event. As one of the premier jobbers in the US, they have demonstrated how to grow and adapt in a rapidly changing industry.”
Managing Director Rick Thomas who led the transaction for FOCUS added, “Larry Pyle and Layla Maus and the entire Gladwin team really impressed us with their professionalism, drive and knowledge."

Gladwin Paint Company is the latest in a number of high profile paint jobber transactions represented by FOCUS, including Kayfield Automotive of Delaware, Painter's Supply of Colorado and Refinish Solutions of Virginia.

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