“CARDONE and TPG agree that the automotive aftermarket and the remanufacturing industry is fundamentally strong and represents tremendous potential for future growth, particularly through the strategic platform that we have developed,” said Michael Cardone Jr., chairman and CEO of CARDONE Industries. “We also agree that the timing for the acquisition is not appropriate. Accordingly, we have mutually agreed to end our discussions.”
Going forward, the Cardone family will retain ownership of the company and will continue to remain actively involved in its operations. CARDONE recently divested its European operations in a separate transaction. The company says it will now focus its efforts on its profitable North American operations, the optimization of its remanufacturing site in Mexico and the completion of its new Dallas logistics hub.
“We look forward to continuing the strong relationships with our customers that we have built on a foundation of high-quality products and service excellence,” said Cardone.
“CARDONE’s reputation for quality products and reliability is unmatched in the remanufactured automotive industry, and we remain impressed with the company that the Cardone family and its employees have built over the past several decades,” said Kevin Burns, partner at TPG Capital. “We wish them the best as they continue to move forward and build upon their achievements.”