Crestview Acquires ATC from Marlin


ATC Drivetrain announced that funds managed by Crestview Advisors, L.L.C., together with members of ATC management, have completed the acquisition of the Company from Marlin Equity Partners. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

ATC, based in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, is a leading independent remanufacturer of automotive drivetrain components— primarily transmissions, engines and related components— for in-warranty vehicles in the United States. ATC has over 80 years of automotive remanufacturing heritage, and has long-standing relationships with several blue-chip automakers.

Joseph Roark will continue to lead ATC as CEO and as a member of the company’s board of directors. Mr. Roark said, “We are excited about our new partnership with Crestview. As an investor with deep experience in backing vehicle suppliers, we believe Crestview will add tremendous value in the next stage of our growth plans and in support of our customers. We would also like to thank the Marlin team for their strong partnership with and support of ATC since 2012.”

Alex Rose, Partner of Crestview and co-head of the firm’s industrials strategy, said, “We are excited to be partnering with ATC’s team as they embark on the next phase of the Company’s development. We have been greatly impressed by ATC’s service quality, operational acumen, and deeply collaborative customer relationships. We look forward to working with ATC to capitalize on the numerous opportunities in front of the Company.”

About ATC Drivetrain:

ATC Drivetrain is an Oklahoma City, Oklahoma-based remanufacturer of transmissions, engines, advanced battery packs and related components for light-, medium- and heavy-duty vehicles. The company’s services include process and salvage engineering, warranty root cause analysis and testing, machining for repair and salvage of components, as well as recycling of non-reclaimable material. ATC Drivetrain serves automotive original equipment manufacturers for both in-warranty and aftermarket products and services throughout the United States. For more information:

About Crestview:

Founded in 2004, Crestview is a value-oriented private equity firm focused on the middle market. The firm is based in New York and manages funds with over $7 billion of aggregate capital commitments. The firm is led by a group of partners who have complementary experience and distinguished backgrounds in private equity, finance, operations and management. Crestview has senior investment professionals focused on sourcing and managing investments in each of the specialty areas of the firm: media, industrials, energy and financial services. For more information:

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