February 22, 2022
New York, NY – Repairify, Inc. (“Repairify”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), announced today the acquisition of One Guard Inspections (“One Guard” or the “Company”). One Guard is a Texas-based vehicle inspection business with a network of thousands of certified inspectors covering the United States and Canada whose clientele is comprised of many of the industry’s top repair and claims decision makers. The Company represents the thirteenth add-on acquisition for Repairify and Kinderhook’s 156th automotive-related transaction. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
Founded in 2012 by Bryan Bledsoe II, One Guard has enjoyed success by building and offering the most advanced and streamlined vehicle inspection process on the market. One Guard has simplified a process that was often paper-based, laborious, and ripe for a technology-driven solution.
“We are excited for Bryan Bledsoe II, founder and president of One Guard, and his entire team to join us. Bryan’s leadership ability, as well as his team’s insights and expertise, are highly valued additions to the Repairify team,” said Tony Rimas, President of Repairify. “The acquisition of One Guard is a huge step up and forward in Repairify’s growth journey, allowing us to bring a globally capable, technology-powered vehicle inspections unit to bear in new market segments – such as diagnostics of mechanical failures – where we were not present before.”
“Repairify is happy to welcome Bryan Bledsoe II and One Guard. We are eager to expand Repairify’s existing solution set offered in the two-sided marketplace and to leverage the knowledge of One Guard’s inspectors regarding the newest, most complex vehicles in the car parc,” said Paul Cifelli, Managing Director of Kinderhook.
“One Guard has grown rapidly in the past few years by combining technology with the expertise of our core team and extended network of certified vehicle inspectors,” said Bryan Bledsoe II, Founder of One Guard. “The technology, resources, and expansion opportunity that Repairify brought to the table, as well as the cultural fit with One Guard, were big factors in our decision to join the family of Repairify brands. We are excited to join the team and build the next chapter in our exciting future.”
Fredrikson & Byron, P.A. served as legal counsel to Repairify.
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