Melett is a global leader in the design, manufacture and supply of high-quality turbochargers and replacement parts to the turbocharger aftermarket. With a head office in Barnsley, Melett also operates a Chinese manufacturing facility and regional distributors in Poland and North America.

It supplies reconditioning and remanufacturing customers in more than 100 countries around the world with the majority of its c.£30m revenue generated in Europe.

Park Place led the sale process on behalf of the shareholders which resulted in the business being acquired by Pittsburgh-based, S&P400 constituent, Wabtec Corporation. Wabtec Corporation is a $3bn revenue, global provider of equipment, systems and value-added services for transit and freight rail.

Ben Peacock, who led the Park Place team, commented “Melett is a truly international business and the leading premium brand in the turbocharger aftermarket. Having made significant investment in the business and with favourable underlying market dynamics, the shareholders had the full spectrum of value realisation options available to them. After exploring the various options, the decision was taken to sell the business to Wabtec which was identified as a strategic purchaser of the business.”

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