MiddleGround Capital, an operationally-focused private equity firm that makes control investments in North American middle market B2B industrial and specialty distribution companies, is thrilled to announce the acquisition Haltech Engine Management Systems (Haltech) through its platform Race Winning Brands (RWB). Haltech is a designer, manufacturer, and distributor of automotive aftermarket engine management electronics, focused on performance racing and enthusiast end users.
Haltech product offerings include engine control units, displays, and related accessories such as harnesses. The products are used primarily to control engines by monitoring engine and driver data inputs to calculate optimal performance output, as well as displaying various engine performance parameters to the driver.
Bob Bruegging, CEO of Race Winning Brands, stated “I’m extremely excited about bringing Haltech into our Family of Brands – we have products that build faster, stronger engines – and Haltech builds products that allow those engines to perform at their best! Located in Australia, this will also give us another base of operations outside the US to complement our Canadian and European Operations. Nathan and his team are a welcome addition to our growing family.”
MiddleGround Founding Partner John Stewart remarked, “The Haltech team has driven remarkable above-market growth through its own product portfolio expansion, and RWB’s deep culture of product innovation and strong track record of adding and integrating new brands through acquisition set the combined platform up for success, providing customers with a one-stop shop experience. We are excited to welcome this brand to the RWB family.”
The Spartan Group LLC acted as a financial advisor to Haltech in this transaction.