Aftermarket company acquired by private equity groups

News release

Irving Place Capital (“IPC”), a middle-market private equity firm, and New Value Capital (“NVC”), an operationally-oriented private equity firm, today announced that they have completed the acquisition of Dynojet Research, Inc. (“Dynojet”), a leading manufacturer of aftermarket performance-enhancing parts and accessories as well as diagnostic equipment for the powersports industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Founded in 1972, Dynojet provides a broad range of innovative, performance products for powersport vehicles, including motorcycles, ATVs, snowmobiles and automobiles. The company’s product offering includes fuel management solutions that optimize engine performance and efficiency, diagnostic equipment and ignition products and coils. Dynojet is headquartered in Las Vegas, Nevada and maintains a manufacturing facility in Belgrade, Montana and a sales office and warehouse in Holland.

“Dynojet has a long and successful track record of developing innovative, performance-enhancing products that address the needs of enthusiast vehicle owners,” said Phil Carpenter, Co-Managing Partner of IPC. “We are excited to be partnering with the management team and New Value Capital to continue to build Dynojet’s well-recognized brand and portfolio of market leading products.”

“For over 40 years, Dynojet has provided technically advanced products to improve engine performance and outstanding support to a committed and loyal customer base,” said Robert Vlcek, Dynojet’s Chief Executive Officer. “Our new partnership with Irving Place Capital and New Value Capital provides us with greater resources and capabilities to continue to advance our technical expertise and supply innovative new products to end users.”

Paul Lehman, partner of NVC, said, “I am thrilled to partner with Dynojet and IPC, both firms with which I have enjoyed a long-standing relationship. Dynojet has tremendous potential and is attractively positioned as the market leader across its product categories. I look forward to working with Robert and the rest of the Dynojet team to accelerate the company’s next phase of growth.” 

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