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News   January 24, 2012   by CARS Magazine

Cardone family to retain ownership of Cardone Industries

Cardones and TPG Capital have mutually agreed to end acquisition discussions of the Pennsylvania-based auto parts remanufacturer.

Auto part remanufacturer Cardone Industries has announced that it has terminated discussions relating to the acquisition of Cardone Industries’ North American operations.

The Cardone Family will retain ownership and control of the company. The announcement follows a mutual decision by Cardone and TPG to end discussions related to the acquisition.

“Cardone and TPG agree that the automotive aftermarket and the remanufacturing industry is fundamentally strong and represents tremendous potential for future growth, particularly through the strategic platform that we have developed,” said Michael Cardone, Jr., Chairman and CEO of Cardone Industries. “We also agree that the timing for the acquisition is not appropriate. Accordingly, we have mutually agreed to end our discussions.”

Going forward, the Cardone family will retain ownership of the company and will continue to remain actively involved in its operations. Cardone recently divested its European operations in a separate transaction and will focus its efforts on its profitable North American operations, the optimization of its remanufacturing site in Mexico, and the completion of its new Dallas logistics hub.

“We look forward to continuing the strong relationships with our customers that we have built on a foundation of high quality products and service excellence,” said Cardone.

Kevin Burns, partner at TPG Capital, said TPG wishes Cardone well as it moves forward.

Cardone Industries, founded in 1970, is a privately held, family-owned and operated company headquartered in Philadelphia, Penn.

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