InfraServ Expands to West Coast with Gateway Dealer Network’s Acquisition of Bobcat Southwest

Combined company will operate 25 locations across the Midwest, Southeastern and Western United States

St. Louis, MO and San Diego, CA, December 29, 2020 – InfraServ US, LLC, an industrial equipment dealership and services platform, announced today that it has acquired the Bobcat Southwest dealership group. The acquisition will be completed through InfraServ’s subsidiary, Gateway Dealer Network, a leading provider of Bobcat® and Doosan®-branded industrial equipment sales, parts and service, and rental services. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Bobcat Southwest, based in San Diego, CA, is a full-service Bobcat dealership group offering new and used sales, parts and service, and rentals across six locations in Southern California and Nevada. With the closing of the transaction, the combined company will operate 25 locations spanning 10 states across the Midwest, Southeastern and Western United States.

“Reputation is everything in our industry, and Bobcat Southwest has a reputation for providing premiere service to its growing list of customers. We are thrilled to expand our geographic footprint and continue to earn our customers’ trust by supplying high-quality new and rental equipment as well as parts and service,” said Mike Allen, CEO of Gateway Dealer Network.

“We look forward to a bright future with the Gateway Dealer Network team. They share our consistent commitment to customers, culture and valued employees, and we know that we will reach great heights by leveraging our combined services, knowledgeable salespeople and dedicated factory trained professional technicians,” said Rich Fuller, Founder of Bobcat Southwest.

About Gateway Dealer Network

Gateway Dealer Network, founded in 1990 and based in St. Louis, MO, operates principally as a provider of Bobcat® and Doosan®-branded industrial equipment sales, parts and service, and rental services across its footprint of dealership locations spanning 8 states. For more information, please visit www.gatewaydealer.com.

About Brightstar Capital Partners

Bobcat Southwest is the dealer of choice for compact and construction equipment in Southern California and Nevada. With six locations and an extensive inventory of new and used equipment, and factory trained professionals in our parts, service and equipment rental departments, we are committed to keeping you working. For more information, please visit www.bobcatsouthwest.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

Doug Allen/Zach Kouwe
Dukas Linden Public Relations
brightstar@dplr.com
212-704-7385

Brightstar Capital Partners Acquires Majority Stake in Amerit Fleet Solutions, a Leading National Provider of Fleet Maintenance and Repair Services

Expansion Will Help Company Provide Services to Support Mission Critical Infrastructure for Customers Across the United States

New York, NY and Walnut Creek, CA, December 28, 2020Brightstar Capital Partners (“BCP”), a private equity firm focused on partnering with families, founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Amerit Fleet Solutions (“Amerit” or the “Company”), in partnership with the Company’s co-founders who lead the senior management team. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Amerit, headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, is one of the leading providers of outsourced fleet maintenance across the United States, leveraging its nationwide infrastructure, including mobile maintenance solutions, to provide integrated services to customers wherever they are needed. The Company’s team of highly skilled technicians and managers provide customized service programs to over 150,000 vehicles to improve clients’ fleet uptime, safety, and reliability.

“We are thrilled to partner with Amerit as it continues to provide premium service to blue-chip customers around the country,” said Dr. Raul Deju, Partner at Brightstar. “The Company has earned its trusted reputation in the industry by always putting customers’ needs first, and we are excited to build on that success and aim to reach new heights.”

“Amerit will remain focused on ensuring the maximum uptime, safety and reliability of our customers’ individual fleets,” said Dan Williams, Co-founder and CEO of Amerit. “Our partnership with Brightstar supplies us with additional resources and relationships to capitalize on the significant growth potential with both new and existing customers across diverse end markets.”

“Since we founded Amerit over a decade ago, the Company has worked hard to become a nationwide leader in fleet maintenance and repair services,” said Amein Punjani, Co-founder and COO of Amerit. “The Brightstar team’s operational expertise in the fleet management and supply chain worlds will enhance our ability to provide our customers with mission critical services and support.”

“Dan and Amein have built an exceptional team, culture and commitment to meet their customers’ needs,” said Matthew Allard, Partner at Brightstar. “Transportation, logistics and the demand for safe, reliable fleets are ever increasing with e-commerce and decentralized business models, and we are excited to partner with Amerit as they continue to capitalize on these megatrends.”

About Amerit Fleet Solutions

Amerit’s trusted and respected team of fleet maintenance professionals leverages a nationwide infrastructure, including mobile maintenance solutions, to provide custom-built maintenance programs to our customers, wherever and whenever they are needed. Our team of highly skilled technicians and managers provide customized maintenance and repair programs to over 150,000 vehicles to improve clients’ fleet uptime, safety, and reliability. Amerit’s comprehensive and innovative service solutions, driven by core values of partnership and integrity, deliver peace-of-mind to customers while keeping their assets on the road anywhere across the country. For more information please go to the company’s website at ameritfleetsolutions.com.

About Brightstar Capital Partners

Brightstar Capital Partners is a middle market private equity firm focused on partnering with exceptional families, founders, entrepreneurs and management teams where the firm is ideally positioned to drive value creation. Brightstar employs an operationally intensive approach that leverages its extensive experience and relationship network to help companies reach their full potential. For more information please visit www.brightstarcp.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For Brightstar:
Doug Allen/Zach Kouwe
Dukas Linden Public Relations
brightstar@dplr.com
212-704-7385

For Amerit:
Karen Vinton
kvinton@ameritfleet.com
415-755-3302

Brightstar Capital Partners Acquires Majority Stake in Amerit Fleet Solutions, a Leading National Provider of Fleet Maintenance and Repair Services

Expansion Will Help Company Provide Services to Support Mission Critical Infrastructure for Customers Across the United States

New York, NY and Walnut Creek, CA, December 28, 2020Brightstar Capital Partners (“BCP”), a private equity firm focused on partnering with families, founders, entrepreneurs, and management teams, announced today that it has acquired a majority stake in Amerit Fleet Solutions (“Amerit” or the “Company”), in partnership with the Company’s co-founders who lead the senior management team. Terms of the private transaction were not disclosed.

Amerit, headquartered in Walnut Creek, CA, is one of the leading providers of outsourced fleet maintenance across the United States, leveraging its nationwide infrastructure, including mobile maintenance solutions, to provide integrated services to customers wherever they are needed. The Company’s team of highly skilled technicians and managers provide customized service programs to over 150,000 vehicles to improve clients’ fleet uptime, safety, and reliability.

“We are thrilled to partner with Amerit as it continues to provide premium service to blue-chip customers around the country,” said Dr. Raul Deju, Partner at Brightstar. “The Company has earned its trusted reputation in the industry by always putting customers’ needs first, and we are excited to build on that success and aim to reach new heights.”

“Amerit will remain focused on ensuring the maximum uptime, safety and reliability of our customers’ individual fleets,” said Dan Williams, Co-founder and CEO of Amerit. “Our partnership with Brightstar supplies us with additional resources and relationships to capitalize on the significant growth potential with both new and existing customers across diverse end markets.”

“Since we founded Amerit over a decade ago, the Company has worked hard to become a nationwide leader in fleet maintenance and repair services,” said Amein Punjani, Co-founder and COO of Amerit. “The Brightstar team’s operational expertise in the fleet management and supply chain worlds will enhance our ability to provide our customers with mission critical services and support.”

“Dan and Amein have built an exceptional team, culture and commitment to meet their customers’ needs,” said Matthew Allard, Partner at Brightstar. “Transportation, logistics and the demand for safe, reliable fleets are ever increasing with e-commerce and decentralized business models, and we are excited to partner with Amerit as they continue to capitalize on these megatrends.”

About Amerit Fleet Solutions

Amerit’s trusted and respected team of fleet maintenance professionals leverages a nationwide infrastructure, including mobile maintenance solutions, to provide custom-built maintenance programs to our customers, wherever and whenever they are needed. Our team of highly skilled technicians and managers provide customized maintenance and repair programs to over 150,000 vehicles to improve clients’ fleet uptime, safety, and reliability. Amerit’s comprehensive and innovative service solutions, driven by core values of partnership and integrity, deliver peace-of-mind to customers while keeping their assets on the road anywhere across the country. For more information please go to the company’s website at ameritfleetsolutions.com.

About Brightstar Capital Partners

Brightstar Capital Partners is a middle market private equity firm focused on partnering with exceptional families, founders, entrepreneurs and management teams where the firm is ideally positioned to drive value creation. Brightstar employs an operationally intensive approach that leverages its extensive experience and relationship network to help companies reach their full potential. For more information please visit www.brightstarcp.com.

MEDIA CONTACTS:

For Brightstar:
Doug Allen/Zach Kouwe
Dukas Linden Public Relations
brightstar@dplr.com
212-704-7385

For Amerit:
Karen Vinton
kvinton@ameritfleet.com
415-755-3302