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TRUCK-LITE’S AUTOMOTIVE LIGHTING BUSINESS HAS BEEN ACQUIRED BY CHONGQING BOAO

Birmingham, Michigan – December 5, 2017 – Angle Advisors is pleased to announce that FER, the automotive lighting business of Truck-Lite Co., LLC (“Truck-Lite”) has been acquired by Chongqing Boao Industry Co., Ltd (“Boao”).  Angle Advisors acted as the exclusive investment banking advisor to Truck-Lite and FER in completing this transaction.

Based in Eisenach, Germany, FER is a leading Tier I / Tier II supplier of interior and exterior lighting products for light vehicles. FER’s highly engineered products include a wide range of lighting solutions ranging from simple visor lamps to highly sophisticated roof modules which are fully integrated into the vehicle communication matrix. FER primarily serves leading European OEMs and has over 400 employees.

Based in Chongqing, China, Boao is a leading supplier of LED lighting systems, electronic sensors, printed circuit boards, and controllers to automotive original equipment manufacturers.

Truck-Lite is headquartered in Falconer, New York, with additional U.S. manufacturing facilities in Wellsboro, Coudersport and McElhattan, Pennsylvania; Saline, Michigan; Gilbert, Arizona; and Nashville, Tennessee. International facilities are located in Harlow and Birmingham England and Puebla, Mexico. Truck-Lite is a major producer of safety lighting, forward lighting, wiring harnesses, mirrors, turn signal switches and safety accessories to the heavy-duty truck, trailer and commercial vehicle industries.

Angle Advisors, with offices in the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, and China, specializes in mergers and acquisitions and capital raising with a particular emphasis on the vehicular and industrial sectors. The firm’s professionals have completed 182 transactions since 2009 for multinational corporations, privately-held companies, private equity funds, and public sector clients. For additional information, please visit www.angleadvisors.com.