Jan 2011

Audax Group Announces Sale of Nivel

Audax Group announced it has completed the sale of Nivel Holdings, LLC (“Nivel”) to Kelso & Company. Headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida, Nivel is a leading value-added distributor of golf car aftermarket parts and accessories. Nivel supplies dealers worldwide with over 9,000 SKUs across 11 product categories, with 98% of orders shipped for same day delivery. Audax acquired Nivel in October 2007 and subsequently sourced and integrated nine add-on acquisitions, building the company into a complete source for commercial customers and consumers alike.

Geoffrey S. Rehnert, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Audax Group, said “Bill Bugg and his management team did a terrific job working with us to build the company organically and through add-on acquisitions. By increasing product depth and breadth, Nivel was able to deliver exceptional value to its customers. We wish Bill and his team continued success.”

William Bugg, CEO of Nivel, said “The combined effort of our management team and employees was critical in achieving this successful result. Audax Group was a great partner for us; their experience sourcing and integrating add-on acquisitions and executing operational improvements was key as we solidified Nivel’s position as a market leader within our end markets.”

Houlihan Lokey, Inc. represented Nivel. Kirkland & Ellis LLP advised Audax Group.