The principals of Quarton Partners advised Blackhawk Automotive Plastics in its sale to Flex-N-Gate


Blackhawk Automotive Plastics, Inc. was acquired by Ventra Salem, a Flex-N-Gate group company. The principals of Quarton Partners acted as the exclusive financial advisor to Blackhawk Automotive Plastics.


Blackhawk Automotive Plastics, Inc. is a leading Tier I/II supplier of interior and exterior plastic assemblies and components primarily for the North American automotive industry. Blackhawk’s value-added product portfolio included decorative interior and exterior assemblies and components. Blackhawk’s extensive manufacturing capabilities included injection molding, in-mold appliqué, interior and exterior paint, and complex assembly.  Located in Salem, Ohio and Mason, Ohio, the Company’s two manufacturing facilities totaled over 500,000 square feet.

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Flex-N-Gate Group is a leading privately-held Tier I supplier of metal and plastic automotive systems, assemblies, and components.  Flex-N-Gate’s products include: large body and chassis structural assemblies; full bumper and fascia systems, brackets, receiver hitches; interior plastic panels and pillars; exterior trim components, running board systems; scissor and screw jacks, tools, spare tire hoists, hinges, checks, pedals, parking brakes, and latch systems.  With corporate offices in Urbana, Illinois, Flex-N-Gate employs over 13,000 associates at 50 manufacturing and 6 product development and engineering facilities throughout North America, Mexico, Argentina, and Spain.



André A. Augier

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