Silver Oak Services Partners LLC, a lower middle market private equity firm focused exclusively on business, healthcare and consumer service businesses, has led the recapitalization of Drive Automotive Services LLC.

Drive, headquartered in Atlanta, GA, is a full-service operator of automotive repair shops.

“This is an exciting time for Drive as we’ve experienced significant growth in recent years,” stated Rissy Sutherland, CEO and president of Drive. “We are delighted to partner with Silver Oak as we look to expand our footprint.  Silver Oak brings extensive experience in scaling multi-site platforms like ours, which will be invaluable as we execute on our growth strategy.”

Wade Glisson, partner at Silver Oak, added, “We are thrilled to partner with Rissy and the rest of the Drive team.  Over the past several years they have developed well-established brands across an attractive regional footprint with a differentiated operating model.  We look forward to supporting the team in the next phase of the Company’s growth.”