Private EquityPortfolio Companies

LocationHigh Point, North Carolina

Thomas Built BusesServices & Industrials

  • Year Invested1996
  • Investment TypeFamily BusinessManagement Recapitalization
  • Year Realized1998
  • Type of SaleStrategic Buyer

Thomas Built Buses is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of school buses in North America. Founded by the Thomas family in 1916, the company has grown into one of the industry's dominant full line school bus manufacturers with an integrated operation, producing both steel bus bodies and chassis. The company has built a strong reputation as an industry leader based upon the quality and safety of its school buses.

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