West Edge Partners, a lower middle-market private equity firm, has purchased Dakotaland Autoglass, a distributor and service provider to the aftermarket automotive replacement glass and paint, body and equipment (PBE) industries.
DAG distributes aftermarket automotive glass and PBE in the midwest and performs glass repair and installation in select markets. The company has 12 locations across the midwest. WEP will partner with DAG management to support the business and invest in growth initiatives.
“DAG is well positioned to support its customers in the rapidly evolving auto glass and PBE sectors,” comments Cole Kirby, partner at WEP. “DAG has been a leading supplier to autobody shops and glass installation businesses in the Midwest for over 40 years, and will continue to be the top distribution and service partner of choice in its region. WEP and the DAG management team look forward to investing together in the company to pursue exciting new growth opportunities.”
First Capital Partners and O2 Sponsor Finance provided financing to support the transaction. McGuireWoods served as legal advisor to West Edge.