H2 Equity Partners acquires Brink Group

H2 Equity Partners (“H2”) has reached an agreement with Nordic Capital to acquire Brink Group B.V. (“Brink”), a leading manufacturer of towbars. H2 will support the company in its further development and growth.

Brink is one of the global market leaders in towing systems. Brink develops, manufactures and sells fixed, detachable and retractable towbar systems in all major Western European aftermarkets and internationally to all major car manufacturers. Brink has approximately 600 employees in seven countries and five manufacturing locations in the Netherlands, France, UK and South Africa.

Gerrit de Graaf, CEO of Brink Group, comments:

“We are pleased with this important step in the history of Brink Group. H2 is a leading European investment company with a hands-on attitude, connecting well with our ambition. The direction of the company set in the recent years, to provide and support our OE and AM customers with a ‘perfect fit’, will be rolled out further.”

Brink Group is a spin-off of the towbar division from Thule Group. The company is expanding and strengthening its leading role in the European tow bar market through a focus on innovation, marketing and product development. Management and H2 see substantial opportunities to further develop Brink Group in its current core business and adjacent areas.

The transaction is subject to approval of various conditions, including clearance of relevant competition authorities.

Terry Musson

The Amberon Group is a market leading traffic management provider to the utilities and Local Authority markets. Amberon was established in May 2002 with our first depot in Paignton, South West England. Our founding core principles remain at the heart of everything that we do and our continued desire to achieve our purpose; to provide the best service in the Traffic Management sector. This has been the foundation for our success and has cemented our position as the market leader in TM.

During the initial transaction we never felt under any pressure & instantly recognised we would become part of the family. H2 took the time to listen to our views & business strategy, it was obvious from the very beginning that they would be the perfect partner for us.

The guys at H2 have enabled us to continue the momentum & have provided the expertise & knowledge to help us continue on the journey to constantly improve our service offering.

Working with H2 during the last 2 years has given us additional support not just financially but the advice & expertise has helped analytically & strategically.

The ambition and the drive H2 have is extremely infectious & continues to assist the group to overachieve.

It’s enormously reassuring to know H2 will always be at the end of the phone to offer advice but heartening to know they have the trust in us to deliver.