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Aug, 2013 - BBB Industries Acquires QBR Brake, Inc.

BBB Industries has acquired substantially all of the assets of QBR Brake Inc. based in Stockton, Calif. QBR is a leading remanufacturer and supplier of semi-loaded disc brake calipers and accessories to the automotive aftermarket in North America.


The transaction transfers all of QBR’s production and operation assets, intellectual property, inventory and brands to BBB.


“We are pleased to announce the acquisition of the assets of QBR Brake and are excited about the opportunity to add brake products to our growing portfolio of aftermarket service and repair parts,” said Joseph Felicelli, CEO of BBB Industries.


Based in Mobile, Ala., BBB Industries is a leader in the remanufacturing of alternators and starters to the automotive, medium and heavy-duty truck, industrial, agriculture, small engine and other markets. The company also manufactures and remanufactures power steering products for the automotive OE and aftermarkets.


A remanufacturer of brake calipers for the automotive, medium and heavy-duty truck and other markets, QBR Brake sells its products under the NuGeon, NHT, AXXIS, and NUCHIN brand names.


“Our power steering product line has provided the company with growth opportunities as our customers recognized that BBB’s product quality and service is also ingrained in our power steering product offering,” added Trey Smart, BBB’s executive vice president of sales and business development. “We expect to provide this same dedicated approach to our customers regarding calipers.”


"Windjammer remains committed to supporting BBB in its strategic acquisition growth strategy.  The QBR acquisition represents an exciting opportunity for BBB to apply its world-class manufacturing & distribution capabilities to this new product category.  BBB will continue to analyze product expansion opportunities that will allow it to become an even more meaningful partner to its customers" said Derek Watson, Managing Director of Windjammer Capital Investors.


Windjammer Capital Investors is a private investment firm focused on control and non-control private equity and structured debt securities.  We currently have approximately $2.0 billion in assets under management in U.S. based businesses.  Windjammer Senior Equity Fund IV, which manages $726 million worth of commitments; invests in all layers of junior capital, including: subordinated debt, convertible securities, preferred equity, and common equity.  Since its formation in 1990, Windjammer has invested over $1.1 billion in 50 companies across a broad range of industries.    


"We were very fortunate to have Windjammer as our partner. Their expertise in working with niche-oriented, leading companies in the middle market, as well as their strategic guidance and resources were valuable to us as we expanded the business."

Dale Schulz, CEO
ST Specialty Foods