July 21, 2021
New York, NY – Bestop, Inc. (“Bestop”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced the acquisition of Aluminess, Inc. (“Aluminess” or the “Company”), a leading designer and manufacturer of off-road aluminum products for trucks, vans, and SUVs, including front and rear bumpers, roof racks, and accessories. Aluminess represents Bestop’s ninth add-on acquisition and Kinderhook’s 113th automotive related transaction.
“At Bestop, we are always looking for ways to help our customers enjoy their driving adventures,” said Bestop CEO, John Larson. “From lightweight, aluminum bumpers to overlanding gear and tire racks, Aluminess makes industry-leading products that help consumers explore new and exciting places. We are excited to welcome them to our growing family.”
“We are excited to pair Bestop’s world-class R&D team and new digital marketplace with another premium brand. We believe this partnership will allow Aluminess to rollout innovative products to their existing customer base while also receiving the benefit of a broader distribution base.” said Tom Tuttle, Managing Director of Kinderhook.
“We are excited to join Bestop’s portfolio of premium brands and to utilize their knowledge and experience as we enter the next stage of our Company’s growth,” said Aluminess founder Dave Hoskins. “Bestop is a perfect fit to continue our commitment to customers and the overland market in providing the highest quality products, service and innovation.”
Monroe Moxness Berg served as legal counsel to Bestop.
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