Sale to American Industrial Partners

Sale to American Industrial Partners


Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to Gerber Technology


Gerber Technology (the “Company” or “Gerber”), a portfolio company of Vector Capital (“Vector”) and CITIC Capital Partners Limited (“CITIC Capital”), was recently acquired by American Industrial Partners (“AIP” or the "Firm"). The terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Gerber Technology delivers industry-leading software and automation solutions that help apparel and industrial customers improve their manufacturing and design processes and more effectively manage and connect the supply chain, from product development and production to retail and the end customer. Gerber serves more than 78,000 customers in 130 countries, including more than 100 Fortune 500 companies in apparel & accessories, home and leisure, transportation, packaging and sign & graphics. With headquarters in Connecticut, the Company develops and manufactures its products from various locations in the United States and Canada and has additional manufacturing capabilities in China.

Vector Capital is a leading global private equity firm specializing in transformational investments in established technology businesses. Vector identifies and pursues these investments in both the private and public markets. Vector actively partners with management teams to devise and execute new financial and business strategies that materially improve the competitive standing of these businesses and enhance their value for employees, customers, and shareholders. Vector is based in San Francisco, California and has over $3 billion of capital under management.

CITIC Capital Partners Limited is the private equity arm of CITIC Capital Holdings Limited, which is an alternative investment management and advisory company with assets under management of $7.9 billion. CITIC Capital operates in China, the United States and Japan, and currently manages $2.6 billion of committed capital on behalf of over 60 international investors. CITIC Capital funds invest globally and work with management teams to help companies realize their full potential.

American Industrial Partners is an operationally-oriented middle-market private equity firm that makes control investments in North American-based industrial businesses serving domestic and global markets. The Firm has deep roots in the industrial economy and has been active in private equity investing since 1989. To date, AIP has completed over 50 transactions and currently has $3.2 billion of assets under management on behalf of leading pension, endowment and financial institutions. AIP invests in all forms of corporate divestitures, management buyouts, recapitalizations, and going-private transactions of established businesses with revenues of $100 million to $1 billion.

For additional information about this transaction, please contact:

Joel Cohen +1 (312) 609-4924
Chris McMahon +1 (312) 609-4983
David Steinkeler +1 (312) 609-7019
John Moriarty +1 (650) 947-6811
Michael Wolff +49 (691) 301-4949
Satoshi Matsumoto +1 (312) 609-5446
Sale to American Industrial Partners
August 2016
Gerber Technology
Target Geography
North America
Acquiror Geography
North America