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  1. Race Winning Brands Acquires Manley Performance

    MENTOR, Ohio (February 21, 2020) – Race Winning Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Kinderhook
    Industries, LLC is proud to announce the acquisition of Manley Performance Products, a top-tier
    manufacturer of high-performance pistons, connecting rods, crankshafts, and valvetrain components.
    “We are excited to join the Race Winning Brands team and partner with a group that leads the racing

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  2. Race Winning Brands Acquires Rekluse

    MENTOR, Ohio (April 3, 2018) – Race Winning Brands, Inc., (RWB) a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Rekluse Motor Sports, an industry leader and prominent manufacturer of high-performance clutches and driveline products for the powersports market. 

    Race Winning Brands is a leading manufacturer of high-performance and racing-application focused components for the powersports and automotive performance aftermarkets. R

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  3. Race Winning Brands Acquires CV4

    MENTOR, Ohio (March 5, 2019) – Race Winning Brands, Inc. acquired the assets of CV4 which will
    become a part of its Wiseco Performance Products division, a cornerstone of Race Winning Brands’
    portfolio of companies.

    CV4 is a prominent brand in the powersports market, supplying thermal management products such as
    high-temperature precision-fit silicone rad

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  4. Race Winning Brands Acquires MGP Connecting Rods

    Race Winning Brands Acquires MGP Connecting Rods

    December 05, 2018

     

    MENTOR, Ohio (December 5, 2018) – Race Winning Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Kinderhook
    Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Giannone Performance Products, Inc. dba MGP
    Connecting Rods, a premium manufacturer of high-performance aluminum connecting rods. MGP
    represents the fifth add-on acquisition for Race Winning Brands.
     
    Race Winning Brands is the leading manufacturer of high performance and racing related components
    sold to the automotive and powersports markets. RWB is headquartered in Mentor, Ohio and markets its
    products globally through a portfolio of leading brands, including JE Pistons, Wiseco Performance
    Products, K1 Technologies, Diamond Pistons, Trend Performance, Dart Machinery, Rekluse Motor
    Sports, Falicon Racing and ProX Racing Parts.
     
    Founded in 1996, MGP has emerged as the premier manufacturer of aluminum connecting rods for the
    racing and high-performance markets. By utilizing race-proven d

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  5. Race Winning Brands Acquires Falicon

    MENTOR, Ohio (November 5, 2018) – Race Winning Brands, Inc., a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Falicon Crankshaft Components, Inc, a prominent manufacturer of high performance powersports engine components including crankshafts, connecting rods, camshaft sprockets and racing clutches. Falicon represents the fourth add-on acquisition for Race Winning Brands.

    Race Winning Brands is the leading manufacturer of high performance a

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  6. Race Winning Brands Acquires Dart

    MENTOR, Ohio (August 28, 2018) – Race Winning Brands, Inc. (RWB), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC is pleased to announce the acquisition of Dart Machinery, LTD. (Dart), a performance industry leader and manufacturer of high-performance engine blocks, cylinder heads, and intake manifolds.  

    Dart’s founder, Richard Maskin, will continue to play a leading role within the organization as a partner and Chairman of Research & Development. Maskin founded Dar

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  7. Kinderhook forms new performance parts platform, RACE WINNING BRANDS

    Acquires JE Pistons, Wiseco, Innovate Motorsports, K1 and ProX Racing

    New York, NY – Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”) announced today the formation of a new performance parts platform, Race Winning Brands (“RWB” or the “Company”) through the acquisition of Performance Motorsports International (“PMI”) from Dover Corporation (NYSE: DOV) (“Dover”). As part of the transaction, Dover will maintain a minority ownership stake in Race Winning Brands.

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  8. Race Winning Brands Acquires Diamond Pistons and Trend Performance Products

    New York, NY – Race Winning Brands, Inc. (“Race Winning Brands”, “RWB” or the “Company”), a portfolio company of Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”) announced today the acquisition of Diamond Pistons and Trend Performance Products, two manufacturers of high-performance engine components for the automotive performance market. Diamond Pistons and Trend Performance Products represents the first add-on acquisition for RWB and Kinderhook’s 45th automotive related transaction. Financial terms of the transa

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