Susquehanna Private Capital acquires Brandywine Coach Works
Susquehanna Private Capital (SPC) has acquired Brandywine Coach Works (Brandywine), a multi-site auto repair operator headquartered in Chadds Ford, Pennsylvania, and formed Quality Collision Group (QCG), a holding company that will pursue strategic acquisitions of auto repair facilities throughout the US. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
QCG is comprised of OEM-certified collision repair centres that seek to deliver best-in-class service and exceptional customer experience. The group is guided by OEM repair methodologies and led by industry veteran Jerod Guerin, who brings more than a decade of automotive industry executive experience to the organisation. QCG employs a team of 90 operating across its four Pennsylvania locations and is actively seeking to acquire repair shops in regions across the US
“As auto technology has advanced, independent collision and mechanic shops have largely been unable to keep pace,” says Jerod Guerin, CEO of QCG. “Our industry finds itself at an inflection point where consumers face higher repair costs and few alternatives for qualified technicians. QCG’s growing network of auto repair facilities will seek to leverage these shifting industry dynamics to provide consumers with an innovative option in OEM certified repair service. We look forward to bringing QCG to additional markets across the US as we partner with like-minded businesses who share our mission.”
“We are thrilled to partner with Jerod and his talented team who bring decades of auto experience to Quality Collision Group,” says Kyle Squillario, Co-Head at SPC. “We believe his deep industry expertise will prove invaluable as we expand QCG through add-on acquisitions of leading OEM-certified repair shops.”
“Brandywine’s relentless focus on providing high-quality repairs and exceptional customer service align well with QCG’s objectives,” says John McGinley, Vice President at SPC. “We couldn’t be prouder to partner with such a talented team of technicians and operators.”
Founded in 2016, Susquehanna Private Capital prides itself on its ability to collaboratively and patiently work with founders, entrepreneurs, and operators to build businesses with enduring value. QCG is the fifth platform investment for SPC.