VRA Partners Advises Travis Body & Trailer on its Sale to Main Street Capital Corporation
Travis Body & Trailer, Inc. ("Travis") was acquired on August 30, 2013 by Main Street Capital Corporation ("Main Street") (NYSE: MAIN). Travis was majority-owned by Harbert Private Equity Fund II, LLC, an affiliate of Harbert Management Corporation ("HMC"). VRA Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Travis for this transaction. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Based in Houston, Texas, Travis is a leading manufacturer of all-aluminum dump trailers, including end dump, bottom dump and transfer trailers, as well as several specialty application trailers. Travis serves customers in a variety of end markets, such as rendering, municipal solid waste, agriculture, recycling, energy, aggregates, underground utilities and construction. Since its founding in 1989, Travis has sold over 12,000 trailers.
Harbert Private Equity Fund II, LLC is a private equity fund sponsored by HMC. HMC has approximately $3 billion currently under management across eleven distinct asset classes, including private equity, venture capital, real estate, mezzanine capital, European real estate, power generation and various hedge fund strategies. HMC is currently investing from Harbert Private Equity Fund III, LP.
Main Street is a publicly-traded principal investment firm that provides long-term debt and equity capital to lower middle market companies and debt capital to middle market companies. Main Street's portfolio investments are typically made to support management buyouts, recapitalizations, growth financings, refinancings and acquisitions of companies that operate in diverse industry sectors.
VRA Partners, an independent Atlanta-based investment bank, focuses on providing merger and acquisition advisory services to middle-market companies and private equity firms. VRA Partners also assists companies with raising capital for growth, acquisitions, recapitalization, going-private and management buy-out transactions, and provides fairness opinions, valuations and strategic advisory services. The professionals of VRA Partners have completed more than 500 transactions with aggregate transaction value in excess of $35 billion across a broad range of industry sectors, including business services, consumer and retail, healthcare, industrial, manufacturing, media and technology. VRA Partners, LLC is a Member FINRA/SIPC. For more information, please visit our website at www.vrapartners.com.
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Chris Reilly, Director - Originations