First Brands Group Overview

  • Year Founded
  • 1917

Year Founded

  • Status
  • Acquired/​Merged

  • Employees
  • 26,000

Employees

  • Latest Deal Type
  • Debt

  • Financing Rounds
  • 17

  • Investments
  • 11

First Brands Group General Information

Description

Manufacturer and distributor of windshield wiper products intended to protect more drivers on the road. The company offers an array of wiper blades, car blades, heavy duty blades, washer pumps, glass treatment and other related products, enabling vehicle manufacturers, technicians and drivers to experience safer journeys in any weather.

Contact Information

Formerly Known As
Trico, Tri-Continental Corporation, Trico Group
Ownership Status
Acquired/Merged
(Operating Subsidiary)
Financing Status
Formerly PE-Backed
Primary Industry
Automotive
Other Industries
Road
Parent Company

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First Brands Group Valuation & Funding

Deal Type Date Amount Valuation/
EBITDA
Post-Val Status Debt

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First Brands Group Comparisons

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Primary
Industry
HQ Location
Employees
Total Raised
Post Valuation
Last
Financing
Details
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First Brands Group Competitors (4)

Company Name Financing Status Location Employees Total Raised Last Financing Date/Type Last Financing Amount
ZF Friedrichshafen Private Debt Financed Friedrichshafen, Germany 000000 000.00 000000000 00 000.00
Pylon Manufacturing Private Equity-Backed Deerfield Beach, FL 00 000000000000
Glass America Private Equity-Backed Chicago, IL 000 00000 000000000 00000
NGK Spark Plugs Corporation Wixom, MI
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First Brands Group Patents

First Brands Group Recent Patent Activity

Publication ID Patent Title Status First Filing Date Technology (CPC) Citations
EP-4116156-A1 A windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type Pending 06-Jul-2021 0000000000 0
US-20230009106-A1 Windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type Active 06-Jul-2021 0000000000 0
US-11878662-B2 Windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type Active 06-Jul-2021 0000000000 0
EP-4334176-A1 A windscreen wiper device of the flat blade type Pending 06-May-2021 0000000000
DE-112020007582-T5 Windscreen wiper device and connecting device Pending 20-Oct-2020 B60S1/3868 0
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First Brands Group Executive Team (17)

Name Title Board Seat Contact Info
Patrick James Founder, Owner & Chief Executive Officer
Stephen Graham Chief Financial Officer
Scott Wallace Chief Operating Officer
Michael Baker Chief Corporate Strategy Officer
Ed Patru Chief People Officer
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First Brands Group Signals

Growth Rate

0.80% Weekly
Growth
Weekly Growth 0.80%, 93rd %
-35.5%. 530%

Size Multiple

219x Median
Size Multiple 219x, 100th %ile
0.00x 0.95x. 413Kx

Key Data Points

Twitter Followers

5.5k

Similarweb Unique Visitors

15.0K

Majestic Referring Domains

314

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First Brands Group Former Investors

Investor Name Investor Type Holding Investor Since Participating Rounds Contact Info

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First Brands Group Acquisitions (11)

Company Name Deal Date Deal Type Deal Size Industry Lead Partner
Lumileds (Lamps and Accessories Business) 17-May-2024 0000000000 00000 Electrical Equipment
Hopkins Manufacturing 27-Nov-2023 0000000000 Road
Cardone Industries 30-Jun-2023 0000000000 Automotive
Horizon Global 08-Feb-2023 0000000000 Automotive 0000000 0
Magneti Marelli After Market Parts and Services 31-Jan-2023 Merger/Acquisition Distributors/Wholesale
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First Brands Group Subsidiaries (7)

Company Name Industry Location Founded
Horizon Global Automotive Plymouth, MI 2015
Centric Parts Automotive Cleveland, OH 0000
Brake Parts Automotive McHenry, IL 0000
Cardone Industries Automotive Philadelphia, PA 0000
Hopkins Manufacturing Road Emporia, KS 0000
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First Brands Group FAQs

  • When was First Brands Group founded?

    First Brands Group was founded in 1917.

  • Who is the founder of First Brands Group?

    Patrick James and Patrick James are the founders of First Brands Group.

  • Who is the CEO of First Brands Group?

    Patrick James is the CEO of First Brands Group.

  • What is the size of First Brands Group?

    First Brands Group has 26,000 total employees.

  • What industry is First Brands Group in?

    First Brands Group’s primary industry is Automotive.

  • Is First Brands Group a private or public company?

    First Brands Group is a Private company.

  • What is First Brands Group’s current revenue?

    The current revenue for First Brands Group is 000000.

  • How much funding has First Brands Group raised over time?

    First Brands Group has raised $3.27B.

  • Who are First Brands Group’s investors?

    Gates and Kohlberg & Company have invested in First Brands Group.

  • Who are First Brands Group’s competitors?

    ZF Friedrichshafen, Pylon Manufacturing, Glass America, and NGK Spark Plugs are competitors of First Brands Group.

  • When was First Brands Group acquired?

    First Brands Group was acquired on 30-Mar-2024.

  • Who acquired First Brands Group?

    First Brands Group was acquired by Crowne Group.

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