France SC Fund III June 2010
Automotive supplier
Company Name:AML
Sector:Automotive supplier
Date of investment:June 2010
Date of exit:June 2016
Deal Type:Spin off
Syntegra Role:Lead investor

business description

  • AML designs and manufactures active modules for lighting sold to automotive suppliers and OEM. Product range includes levelers, actuators and Headlamp cleaning systems.
  • Headquartered in the Paris area, AML operates and sells from his manufacturing sites located in Hirson (north of France) and Wuxi (west of Shanghai)

transaction strategy

  • To sustain the company’s growth as an autonomous entity following the carve out from his former parent company Valeo, with a particular focus on
    • establishing a strong foothold in the fast developing Asian markets and take advantage in the regulation sea-change
    • developing sales with a wider set of OEM and Tier 1 automotive suppliers