RBC Bearings is one of the largest manufacturers of highly engineered, precision machined plain, roller, and ball bearings for industrial, aerospace, and defense applications. Key applications for the company's products include aircraft engine controls and hydraulics, airframe control and actuation systems, radar and night vision systems, and military and commercial truck chassis. By focusing primarily on highly technical or regulated bearing products for specialized markets that require sophisticated design, testing, and manufacturing capabilities, RBC has garnered leading or sole-source positions in the majority of its markets. Additionally, RBC has significant expertise in making add-on acquisitions to both consolidate existing market positions and expand its technological capabilities.
Date of Investment: March 1992
Date of Exit: June 1997
Type of Exit: Sale to Financial Sponsor
Headquarters: Oxford, CT