Lund International, a Portfolio Company of Highlander Partners, Acquires the Assets of Rampage Products
Buford, GA – December 10, 2014 – Lund International Holding Company, a portfolio company of Highlander Partners, L.P., today announced it has acquired all of the operating assets of Rampage Products, LLC (“Rampage”). Rampage, based in Corona, California, is a major industry player in the Jeep, light truck and SUV market. The company’s products include soft tops, bumpers, step bars, stone guards, and other exterior and interior accessories.
Operations will continue to be conducted from the Corona facility and led by Rampage’s Jeff Beckman and Mike Deschenes, who will both join the Lund International team. Mr. Beckman commented, “We are excited to partner with Lund International to continue to grow Rampage and build upon the Company’s success as a leader in the automotive aftermarket accessories market." Mr. Deschenes added, "We are enthused by the resources that will be available to Rampage and we believe that the combination will benefit both organizations.”
Mitch Fogle, President and CEO of Lund, said, “We believe that the Jeep market will continue its robust growth for a long period, and the combination of Lund and Rampage will allow us to further benefit from this trend. This acquisition is highly strategic and complementary to Lund’s existing product offerings, and it should position Lund at the forefront of the Jeep product category.”
Jeff L. Hull, Chairman of Lund and Managing Partner of Highlander, added, “This acquisition, Lund’s fourth since Highlander acquired the Company in 2011, reconfirms our strategy of executing strategic add-on acquisitions that enhance and expand Lund’s existing business and product offerings. Rampage is a company known for its innovation and quality, a culture similar to Lund’s, and we are excited about the combined portfolio of current and future products. Consistent with the past, we plan to leverage the strength of our brand and distribution capabilities to ensure Rampage’s products reach even a broader audience. We continue to evaluate numerous other organic and M&A opportunities and expect to make additional acquisitions going forward.”
About Highlander Partners, L.P.
Highlander Partners, L.P. is a Dallas-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of assets under management. The firm focuses on making investments in businesses in targeted industries in which the principals of the firm have significant operating and investing experience, including basic manufacturing, food, chemicals, building materials, consumer products, and others. Highlander Partners uses a “buy and build” investment approach, creating value by helping companies grow organically and through acquisitions. For more information, visit www.highlander-partners.com.
About Lund International
Lund International Holding Company is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of branded automotive aftermarket accessories for a full assortment of passenger cars and light trucks, as well as the heavy truck category. Its products include Ventvisors®, hood shields, floor mats, fender flares, tonneau covers, storage boxes, and running boards, among others. Lund offers the industry’s broadest range of functional body and appearance products that provide customers with ways to customize and personalize their vehicles. For more information about Lund, please visit www.lundinternational.com.