The principals of Quarton Partners advised Fairfield Manufacturing in its sale to Graziano Transmissioni, a subsidiary of Saurer Group AG.


Fairfield Manufacturing Company was acquired by Graziano Transmissioni SpA, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Saurer Group AG. The principals of Quarton Partners acted as exclusive financial advisor to Fairfield, providing valuation expertise, assistance in the negotiations, and advice on structuring the transaction.


Fairfield Manufacturing Company, Inc., is the largest independent gear manufacturer in North America. Fairfield holds dominant market share within its respective markets and is recognized for designing and manufacturing highly engineered planetary gear drives, custom gearing and gear drive solutions for extreme operating conditions. Headquartered in Lafayette, Indiana, with manufacturing operations in India, Fairfield serves numerous end markets, including aerial work platform, mining, rail, on/off highway, agricultural, road rehabilitation, and industrial HVAC.

Buyer / Investor

Saurer Group AG is a global leader in textile machinery and power transmission solutions with over $1.8 billion in annual revenues and 8,800 employees worldwide. Headquartered in Winterthur, Switzerland, Saurer is publicly traded on the Swiss Stock Exchange. Graziano Trasmissioni SpA, an operating unit of Saurer Transmission Systems, produces sophisticated gearing, gear assemblies and complete transmission systems for agricultural, earth moving and special vehicle applications.



André A. Augier


Kurt L. Haras

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