Bengur Bryan advised South/Win, Ltd. (“South/Win”) on its sale to Highline Aftermarket (“Highline”). Headquartered in Greensboro, NC, South/Win is a leading supplier of windshield washer fluid and antifreeze for the RV & marine markets. South/Win produces a variety of brands including Rain-X, Windex, Blue Coral, and Krystal Kleer for major retailers throughout the United States. South/Win operates manufacturing plants in Greensboro, NC; Leominster, MA; Livonia, MI; Arlington, TX; and Sparks, NV. These facilities join Highline’s existing plants in Wilmington, DE and Milwaukee, WI to form a seamless national supply chain for Highline and South/Win customers.
Will DuBose, President of South/Win, and Blaine DuBose, Vice President of South/Win stated, “Our team is excited to continue South/Win’s growth as part of the Highline family. We are thrilled for the opportunities that this transaction presents for South/Win’s employees, customers, suppliers and other partners.”
Highline is a leading national distributor of consumable products, with strategic manufacturing capabilities, serving multiple channels across the automotive aftermarket. The company was formed in April 2016, by The Sterling Group, a Houston-based middle market private equity firm. Highline has more than doubled in size under Sterling’s ownership and the acquisition of South/Win is the third add-on acquisition completed by Highline. The earlier add-ons were Service Champ, a Chalfont, PA-based distributor of branded and private label automotive aftermarket maintenance parts and accessories, in April 2016; and Levin’s, a Sacramento, CA-based distributor of branded and private label automotive aftermarket maintenance parts and accessories, in January 2018. The addition of South/Win provides Highline with a highly efficient nationwide automotive fluid manufacturing footprint to serve its end markets.