Portfolio

Investment Date

June 2009

Industry

Automotive

Transaction Type

Corporate Carve-out

Investment Status

Realized

Geography

USA

Gabriel

Gabriel is an aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer of shock absorbers and struts.

Highlights

  • Gabriel has over 1,400 employees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico.
  • Gabriel products are used in a variety of applications (commercial, industrial and recreational vehicle) under the Gabriel® (U.S. & Canada) and GRC® (Mexico) brand names.
  • The company originated the world’s first automotive shock absorber, “The Snubber,” in 1907, and continues today to be a leader in the engineering, design, development and production of shock absorbers in North America.
  • The company maintains engineering, manufacturing, warehouse, sales and management offices throughout North America including Troy, Michigan; Chickasha, Oklahoma; Brentwood, Tennessee; and Queretaro, Mexico.
  • Acquired from Arvin Meritor
  • Sold to MAT Holdings, Inc., December, 2012.