Clearlake Capital Group LP has closed a A$69 million (U.S. $62.8 million) deal for Futuris Automotive.

Port Melbourne, Australia-based Futuris designs, manufactures and supplies seating and interior systems for equipment manufacturers, including GM (NYSE: GM), Ford Motor Co. (NYSE: F), Toyota Motor Corp. (NYSE: TM) and Tesla Motors Inc. (Nasdaq: TSLA). Products include door trims and floor carpets.

Clearlake plans to focus on increasing Futuris’ product portfolio and expanding the company’s reach in Asia.

Clearlake, headquartered in Santa Monica, Calif., manages more than $1.4 billion in assets. The private equity buyer recently closed deals for online discount retailer Bluefly Inc., and Agilysys Inc.’s retail services unit

Futuris was sold by Elders Ltd. (ASX: ELD), an Adelaide, Australia-based company that offers agriculture, international trading, insurance, financial planning and real estate services.

Other recent auto parts deals include Trim Parts’ recapitalization of Parts Unlimited Interiors, and Huayu Automotive Systems Co. Ltd.’s deal for Visteon Corp. 

For more coverage of the auto sector, see “Winners of the Auto Aftermarket.” 

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