Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppes and AutoBath America
Sale to FullSpeed Autmotive
Warner represented Uncle Ed's Oil Shoppes, Inc. and AutoBath America, Inc. in their recent sale to FullSpeed Automotive, a portfolio company of CenterOak Partners LLC, a Dallas-based private equity firm.
Uncle Ed’s Oil Shoppes operates 29 locations and provides quick lube, preventative maintenance and car wash services. AutoBath America has five car wash locations.
FullSpeed Automotive is one of the nation’s largest franchisors and operators of automotive service centers, primarily under the Grease Monkey and SpeeDee brands. The company provides oil changes, tire sales and rotations, brake services, car washes and other services.
The Warner transaction team was led by Michael Jones and Stephen Waterbury and included Mary Bonnema and Nathan DeVries (intellectual property), John Byl (environmental), Heidi Lyon and Justin Stemple (employee benefits), Jonathan Kok (labor and employment), Benjamin Nimphie and Daniel Persinger (corporate), and Ford Turrell (commercial finance – Paycheck Protection Program lending).
Warner’s Merger and Acquisitions (M&A) Practice Group
As part of one of the largest and most successful law firms in Michigan, Warner’s M&A Practice Group draws upon more than 85 years of experience to successfully and efficiently handle a wide range of M&A transactions for both private and publicly traded businesses, including mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, joint ventures and strategic business combinations of all types.