The shareholders of Gestion PHUN have sold a majority stake in Uniban Canada Inc. and PH Vitres d'Autos to Ridgemont Equity Partners. Financial details have not been disclosed.
Gestion PHUN, a privately held company, has a unique vertically integrated business model that focuses on creating value for its customers and marketplace through automotive glass distribution, automotive glass repair and replacement, and insurance claims management. The company has developed its own technology solutions for claims management that streamlines the insurance claim process for insurance companies, service centers and individual customers. Gestion PHUN has more than 50 years of experience in the sale and distribution of windshields and other automotive glass parts to businesses located in the provinces of Quebec, Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia in Canada as well as in the US. It is also one of the largest networks of automotive glass and accessories installers in Canada. The distribution side of the business operates through PH Vitres d'Autos and the installation part through Uniban Canada Inc. Gestion PHUN owns 100% of the shares of both entities.
Ridgemont Equity Partners is a middle market private equity firm that has provided approximately US$4 billion of buyout and growth capital to closely-held private companies and new business platforms since 1993. Ridgemont is the result of a spin-off from the Bank of America in 2010. The principals of Ridgemont have demonstrated a proven, industry-focused model that has built middle market leaders and generated consistently attractive returns.
Oaklins' team in Canada acted as the exclusive advisor to the seller in this transaction.
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