Defiance Metal Products ~ Management Buyout September 2006

Defiance Metal Products is headquartered in Defiance, OH with two production facilities in Defiance and one each in Heber Springs, AR and Bedford, PA. The company is a leading full-service, precision manufacturer of low- to medium-volume, complex, engineered components and assemblies for the commercial vehicle market. Defiance serves leading original equipment manufacturers in the medium to heavy duty commercial truck, bus, military vehicle and commercial construction equipment markets.

Taglich Brothers provided the majority of the $26,100,000 of equity financing. John Hancock Life Insurance Co. was a significant co-investor and the transaction was sponsored by Weatherly Group, LLC.

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