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Transportation

Infineon to Buy Cree’s Wolfspeed to Expand in Cars and Phones


Cree recently called off an IPO for Wolfspeed and decided to consider selling the division instead

Jordan-Backed AFF Acquires Ocean Freight Provider GTS to Expand Beyond Core Markets


Atlas Air, Bregal Sagemount and Transport Holdings have also made logistics deals

Revelstoke-Backed Transport Holdings Acquires Truck Provider Jones Motor Group


The purchase follows logistics deals by Atlas Air, Bregal Sagemount and XPO

In SolarCity Bid, Tesla’s Elon Musk Targets Customers Wanting All


Telsa looks to expand in the clean tech space by offering to buy the renewable energy company

AE Industrial Partners Acquires Aerospace Parts Manufacturer AC&A


Deal follows the PE firm’s purchases of Belcan and Kellstrom

Auto Supplier Grakon, Backed by IGP, Acquires Hamsar Diversco


Deal follows acquisitions from Rotunda Capital, Trivest Partners, Highland Partners and Roark Capital

Rotunda Capital-Backed Discount Ramps Buys Competitor


Compass Automotive, Eagle One and Driven Performance are other recent targets in the car industry

Trivest-Backed Handstands Adds Car Cleaner Eagle One, Driving Auto M&A


Other previous automotive deals include Compass Automotive, Driven Performance and Take 5 Oil Change

Bregal Sagemount Backs Logistics Services Provider ITG, as Sector M&A Drives Forward


Other logistics deals include the purchases of Con-way, Southern Air and Unishippers

Alaska Air Expands Fleet with the Acquisition of Richard Branson’s Virgin America


The deal would put Alaska Air in a better position to compete against Delta, American Airlines and Southwest

Roark-Backed Driven Brands Purchases Take 5 Oil, Revving Up Auto M&A


Compass Automotive, Driven Performance and Pep Boys have recently received buyer interest

J.W. Childs Forms Motorcycle Apparel Holding Company


Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway, Bruckmann Rosser Sherrill and Investcorp have also made investments in the sector

Main Post Bets on Lower Middle Market with Debut Fund


The San Francisco PE firm has already invested in gym operator Chuze Fitness and motorcycle renter EagleRider

LKQ Takes Advantage of Low Gas Prices with Pittsburgh Glass Purchase


Recent purchases were made by Illinois Tool Works and Harman International Industries

GTCR Continues Deal Spree with Venture Capital-Backed Lytx


The PE firm recently invested in Park Place Technologies and PR Newswire

Kidd & Co.-Backs Colerain RV, Buys Northside RV's


Bain and Blackstone have also recently made deals in the vehicle sector

ITW Expands Portfolio with Auto Parts Deal


Other recent automotive purchases include Carproof, Coast distribution and Lyft

The Weekly Wrap: Charles River, Hudson's Bay, Bain Capial


Charles River buys Wil Research; Hudson's Bay adds Gilt Groupe; Bain Capital purchases American Trailer

Madison Dearborn-Backed Fleet Complete Makes Second Acquisition


ITmobile, Dutch provider of wireless vehicle data monitoring software, helps Fleet Complete’s expansion in Europe

Harman Takes Advantage of Rising Car Sales with TowerSec Purchase


The target makes cybersecurity technology products under the Ecushield and Tcushield brands

Bain to Buy Another Trailer Builder


The PE firm will merge American Trailer Works with portfolio company Big Tex Trailers, following Blackstone’s purchase of Load King

E-Commerce Delivers Logistics Deals


To keep demanding customers happy, XPO Logistics and others are making acquisitions to build services

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