Stellex Capital Management LLC, a private equity firm focused on investments in North America and Europe, has bought David Brown Santasalo, a global gear systems company, from N4 Partners.

Based in Lockwood, Huddersfield, U.K., David Brown Santasalo delivers industrial gear systems and services, manufactured for industrial applications including mining and minerals, fiber and paper, power generation, cement, oil and gas, defense and more. The organization has 26 locations, spanning six continents and employing more than 1,100 people.

“DBS brings global delivery of gear manufacturing and service expertise within a broad range of critical service sectors, and with many long-term relationships,” says Karthik Achar, partner at Stellex. “We look forward to working with the management team and its employees as we strive to deliver growth and build on the company’s successes into the future.”