DBB Acquires Dura-Bond

Jun 24, 2015

DBB Acquisition LLC has acquired Dura-Bond Bearing Co., a division of privately held Melling Engine Parts.

Two managers-Charles J. Barnett, president, and Robert McBroom, COO-have partnered with The Brynavon Group Inc. to acquire the company, according to a press release. Brynavon is a private investment firm that specializes in partnering with management teams that want to acquire the company for which they work.

Brynavon previously owned Dura-Bond for 14 years prior to being acquired by Melling.

“This transaction continues the strategic focus in our core products within the engine and transmission rebuilding marketplace for the last 68 years as an independent entity,” Barnett said. “The Dura-Bond name has strong brand recognition. We look to continue to acquire additional product lines to grow our business.”

Dura-Bond has been a manufacturer of cam bearings, bushings, valve seats and hardware for engine and transmission rebuilding since 1947. The company is based in Carson City, Nevada. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“The Melling family made a decision to focus our resources into the Melling branded aftermarket product lines and OE pump operations. We are thrilled that the opportunity for management to participate in the ownership of Dura-Bond surfaced. We wish the entire DB team nothing but success,” said Mark Melling, CEO.