Vehicle and Gear Manufacturing Company - Falcon Investment Advisors

Vehicle and Gear Manufacturing Company

Independent sponsor in need of a flexible capital partner to provide junior debt and preferred equity in support of a buyout with a tight commitment timeframe

Business Description:

The Company is the world’s leading manufacturer of amphibious extreme terrain vehicles for commercial and recreational use. The Company is also a leading manufacturer of high quality gears, couplings and transmission components to third-party Original Equipment Manufacturers (“OEMs”) across diversified end markets.

Falcon Solution:

Falcon partnered with an independent sponsor to acquire the company.  Working under a tight timeframe, Falcon provided a flexible capital solution appropriate for a growing company, including second lien notes and preferred equity, to supplement the equity capital invested by the sponsor.

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Investment Date:

AUG 2014

Transaction Type:



Manufacturer of extreme terrain vehicles and precision gears


Independent sponsor


Subordinated debt, preferred equity and common equity

Exit Date:

Current investment