Lincolnshire Management manages over $1.7 billion in private equity. The firm is headquartered in New York City and also has a regional office in Chicago, Illinois. It was founded in 1986 and aims at investing in middle market companies. With strong experience in more than 85 acquisitions since its inception, Lincolnshire Management has had success in multiple fields of investment.
Last year, Lincolnshire sold Holley Performance Products on October 29th. Holley has had a strong presence in the domestic automobile market for over 100 years. It is a leading designer and manufacturer of aftermarket products for motor vehicles. Apart from their Holley brand, they have also developed a number of related industries. Holley has been empowering motor enthusiasts and remains a well-respected brand to this day. Details of the sale can be found in this link https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/lincolnshire-management-inc-exits-holley-performance-products-a-leader-in-the-performance-automotive-aftermarket-300738878.html .
T.J. Maloney, CEO of Lincolnshire, believed that Holley was an investment opportunity that could not be missed. He described the company as being an “iconic brand” and cites the company’s “proven ability to drive innovation” as a couple of the many reasons he chose to get Lincolnshire involved with Holley as detailed here.
Sentinel Capital Partners chose to merge Holley with another company, Driven Performance Brands. In addition to Lincolnshire, Holley was the recipient of advice from UBS Investment Bank. Legal counsel was given by Kirkland and Ellis LLP regarding the sale.
The CEO of Holley, Tom Tomlinson, spoke positively on Lincolnshire’s involvement. He gave credit where credit was due and cited Lincolnshire as part of the reason why the company had achieved so much over the past 5 years. This move was hailed a success from all sides.
Earlier last year, AMPORTS, Inc. was sold by the private equity firm. AMPORTS is a port terminal operator that set its sights on strong growth over the next few years. They control property in ports across the world including Jacksonville, Florida, and Altamira, Mexico and have been in operation for over 60 years. AMPORTS now holds a greater stake in the North American port market than ever before. Much of this is thanks to the joint effort between AMPORTS and Lincolnshire.
In 2019, Lincolnshire looks to build on the success of the past year. They have shown resilience and success in managing the relationships of multiple stake holders when it comes to these high-impact investments.