Precision Partners Holding Company


North American provider of complex, highly engineered automotive tooling and hot & cold stamped solutions serving global OEMs and Tier 1 customers

Milestone Partners saw value in our differentiated operating model and approach to the market. They shared our vision around capacity expansion and helped to refine our strategic direction, and they placed confidence in our management team, aligning interests and creating a great outcome for our team as well as their investors.

Des Griffiths, CEO
Precision Partners Holding Company
  • Based in Windsor, ONT
  • Acquired December 2013
  • Sold August 2017

What We Saw


Niche player in large, dynamic market with differentiated manufacturing advantages; proprietary hot stamping capabilities; strong cash flow characteristics; previously undercapitalized

How We Helped


Milestone Partners edge: Targeted operating partners helped identify numerous value creation opportunities: build out hot stamping lines (light-weighting); geographic diversification (Bowling Green), investments in automation technology and tooling.

Add-on acquisition: Milestone sourced a complementary add-on that closed in 2016, doubling revenue, adding $20 million of EBITDA and diversifying the customer base. The transaction was financed almost entirely with debt capital.

Value created: Significant investments made in new capacity funded largely by company cash flow; multiple sale leasebacks helped de-lever; organic EBITDA growth of over 40% in 2016; over 140 jobs created during hold period.

Enterprise value at exit: $360 million before customary adjustments.