Arcapita acquired Yakima in August 2001. Yakima, headquartered in Oregon, was a leader in the design and manufacture of destination hardware and gear management solutions during the time of acquisition by Arcapita. Yakima’s products include vehicle racks for bikes, boats, ski equipment and gear, as well as a line of cargo boxes and bags for a variety of needs. With the assistance of Arcapita, the company recruited a new senior management team, implemented operational improvements, introduced lean manufacturing in its Mexican manufacturing facility, redesigned all core products whilst reducing time to market, completed strategic acquisitions to strengthen the product range and began development into international markets. In December 2009, Yakima Products, Inc. was purchased from Arcapita and its co-investors by Kemflo International, a Taiwan-based manufacturer of consumer durable goods, water filtration technology and metal and electronics products.

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Private Equity


United States

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