Wellspring Capital Management Acquires Qualitor, Inc.

Washington, D.C., October 2014

HCI Equity Partners announces the sale of Qualitor, Inc. (“Qualitor”) to Wellspring Capital Management. Qualitor, headquartered in Southfield, Michigan, is a leading global supplier of branded aftermarket safety and wear products for the automotive aftermarket. They provide wiper blades and auto care accessories, as well as brake hardware and related components. Qualitor is the market leader in hybrid blades that it sells under a variety of iconic brand names, including Michelin, and is the top North American supplier of brake hardware to the automotive aftermarket.