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Performance Driven with Driven Performance!
Dubin Clark announces the sale
of Driven Performance Brands to Sentinel Capital Partners


Dubin Clark is pleased to announce the successful sale of Driven Performance Brands ("DPB") to Sentinel Capital Partners. Jefferies, LLC represented the seller.

"We were delighted to enter into a partnership with Brian Appelgate, CEO of DPB, and his team in 2005," said Tom Caracciolo, Managing Partner of Dubin Clark. "Together with management, we were successful in completing five strategic add-on acquisitions and building a world-class operation. Having exceeded our growth objectives, we felt the time had come to find another partner for DPB, one that would continue to finance the significant future growth of the business."

"When we partnered with Dubin Clark we were convinced that we made the right choice for the best Private Equity partner," said Brian Appelgate, President and CEO of DPB. "We were right. The team at Dubin Clark delivered everything that they said they would in every respect. They supported all of our growth initiatives as well as add-on acquisition executions. We found the Dubin Clark team to be professional but very caring and engaged. They proved to be a wonderful partner for us." 

Driven Performance Brands, founded in 1953 and headquartered in Santa Rosa, CA, is a leading designer, manufacturer, marketer and distributor of specialty automotive aftermarket performance products and includes such iconic brands as B&M Racing and Performance Products, Hurst, Hurst Driveline Conversions, Flowmaster, and Dinan Engineering.