ECCO Safety Group Is Acquired by Clarience


ECCO Safety Group, a portfolio company of an affiliate of Berwind, acquisition by Clarience, a portfolio company of Genstar


ECCO Safety Group (the “Company”), a portfolio company of an affiliate of Berwind Corporation (“Berwind”), was recently acquired by Clarience Technologies, Inc. (“Clarience”), a portfolio company of Genstar Capital Partners, LLC (“Genstar”). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to ECCO Safety Group on this transaction.


ECCO Safety Group is a global leader in safety solutions and emergency systems. ECCO safeguards its hard-working customers in the commercial sector and Code 3 proudly supports the first responders and public safety professionals that serve our communities. The Company’s dedicated team members are working around the world to develop and manufacture quality safety products for 500 original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and thousands of fleet and aftermarket customers. ECCO Safety Group is headquartered in Boise, Idaho.

Berwind is a family-owned investment management company with a diversified portfolio of highly successful manufacturing and service companies, which are leaders in their market niche. Representing several billion dollars in enterprise value, these companies serve a number of industries including pharmaceutical, specialty chemical, medical technology, automotive, consumer products, life sciences, energy, general industrial, and natural resources. Berwind is dedicated to investing in member companies to assist in the growth and development of existing industry platforms and building new platforms for future growth. Berwind is headquartered in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Clarience is a family of brands (Truck-Lite, DAVCO Technology, Road Ready, RIGID Industries and Lumitec) focused on bringing total visibility to commercial and recreational transportation. Through its data and insights, they improve fleet management, streamline supply chains, reduce total cost of operation and enhance safety on and off the road. For decades, its collaborative, transparent approach has been turning customers into long-term partners. Since Truck-Lite introduced the first sealed taillight in 1955, its companies have unveiled a steady stream of innovation. Today, Clarience is a global company known for its quality and dedication to sustainability and to a simple principle: in transportation, the more you can see and be seen, the better. Clarience is headquartered in Southfield, Michigan.

Genstar is a leading private equity firm that has been actively investing in high quality companies for over 30 years. Genstar works in partnership with its management teams and its network of strategic advisors to transform its portfolio companies into industry-leading businesses. Genstar currently has approximately $17 billion of assets under management and targets investments focused on targeted segments of the financial services, healthcare, industrial, and software industries. Genstar is headquartered in San Francisco, California.

ECCO Safety Group, a portfolio company of an affiliate of Berwind, acquisition by Clarience, a portfolio company of Genstar

January 2021
ECCO Safety Group
M&A - Sellside
Highly Engineered Components
Machinery & Equipment
Target Location
North America
Acquiror Location
North America