Sentinel Capital Acquires Lincolnshire Management’s Holley Performance Products

Lincolnshire Management owns Holley, a company specializing in exhaust systems, carburetors, exhaust systems, engine tuning, ignition and fuel injection systems to name but a few. Some of the products in the company’s portfolio include Edge, Superchips, Hooker Blackheart, Sniper EFI, Diablosport, Holley, Accel, and MSD. Most of the customers that utilize the products own racing vehicles, classic and late models as well as truck and jeep. The company began operation 115 years ago.

Holley’s acquisition from Lincolnshire Management, Inc. by Sentinel Capital Partners in 2018, opened a new door for the branded performance products maker. The primary objective of the acquisition was to combine Holley’s operation with Sentinel’s “Drive,” Driven Performance Brands. Sentinel started the platform in 2015. The difference between the two companies is that Sentinel’s Driven produces modern products, and Lincolnshire Management’s Holley targets the older generation vehicles and machinery.

Some of the Driven’s secondary aftermarket products include torque converters, transmission kits, electronic tuning solutions, exhaust kits, mufflers, and shifters. The products fit the late model European imports, trucks, and classic high-performance cars. With headquarters in Santa Rosa in California, Driven markets its products to Hurst, APR, B&M, Flowmaster, and Dinan brands. The collaboration of Holley and Driven would serve the automotive market with their top-notch products combined with unmatched expertise.

According to a partner in Sentinel, Jim Coady, the results of the merger would shake the industry with the most diverse business. He noted that the two companies share the same capabilities, brands, and culture. He pointed out that Holley is a leader in engineering and technology. Besides, the company’s leadership consists of experts in both production and marketing.

Holley President and Chief executive, Tom Tomlinson, admitted that Lincolnshire Management has the best products and ready market. The collaboration would expand the market portfolio. Brian Appelgate, Driven CEO noted that the duo would become a powerhouse in the automotive market. The partnership of Sentinel Capital Partners and Lincolnshire Management would open up new grounds to identify, acquire, and invest in new products. The collaboration succeeded because of the Lincolnshire Management’s partners desire to create new product lines and boost the company’s profitability.

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