Thompson Street Capital Partners (TSCP), a private equity firm based in St. Louis, announced today it has completed the sale of Custom Wheel House, LLC (CWH) to Fox Factory, Inc., (FOX) a subsidiary of Fox Factory Holding Corp. (NASDAQ: FOXF).
CWH, based out of Rancho Dominguez, California, designs, markets, and distributes high-performance wheels, performance off-road tires, and accessories. The family of brands includes their premier flagship brand Method Race Wheels, along with Tensor Tire, and GMZ Race Products, which are geared towards the manufacturing and distribution of off-road performance products for automotive, truck, and utility vehicles.
“Our relationship with TSCP was a partnership from day-one~their support and resources played a big role in the growth we’ve experienced over the last few years,” said Kevin Fitzgerald, CEO of CWH. “TSCP has a clear understanding of the needs of founder-owned businesses, and that helped ensure our preparedness for the next phase of growth.”
During its ownership of CWH, TSCP worked with management to accelerate the Company’s progress through expanding its direct-to-consumer channel, pursuing OEM relationships, and opening distribution centers into new markets, namely Texas.
“We greatly value the opportunity to partner with and support entrepreneurs like Kevin and his talented executive team,” said Jeff Aiello, Managing Director at Thompson Street Capital Partners. “We are confident that Custom Wheel House, and its market-leading Method Race Wheels brand, will continue to flourish under Fox Factory’s ownership.”