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One Equity Partners invests in USCO

One Equity Partners, a middle market private equity firm, has made a significant minority investment in USCO, a supplier of aftermarket and OEM parts to the global earthmoving machinery industry.

Financial terms of the private transaction have not been disclosed.
 
USCO manufactures and distributes an extensive range of undercarriage, ground engaging tools, and repair parts for construction earthmoving machines through its global brand, ITR.
 
With six manufacturing centres in Italy, Spain, South Korea, and China, and 40 distribution and service centres in North America, South America, Africa, the Middle East, Europe and Asia, USCO is headquartered in Modena, Italy, and employs approximately 1,350 employees worldwide.
 
“USCO, with its global distribution footprint, high quality engineering, and vertically integrated manufacturing capabilities, has established itself as a preeminent supplier with a differentiated value proposition for its customers,” says Dick Cashin, president of One Equity Partners. “We are delighted to invest with a successful team that has been able to develop this business into a global market leader. We’re committed to working closely with USCO management to continue to grow through strategic acquisitions and investments that will further enhance USCO’s industry leading platform.”
 
“One Equity Partners has considerable expertise in the global manufacturing industry, and its partnership approach to growing businesses alongside entrepreneurs aligns perfectly with USCO’s historic development and long term vision for the future,” says Massimo Galassini, executive chairman of USCO. “We’re excited to continue to build a leading global business with the support of our new partners.”
 
USCO has been assisted by the financial adviser Eidos Partners, with its corporate finance group led by Simone Dragone.

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