First Industries acquired Freightliner of Vancouver in November 2008. DPP initiated this transaction, assisted in the negotiations and acted as exclusive financial advisor to Daimler Trucks North America.
DAIMLER TRUCKS NORTH AMERICA
Daimler Trucks North America (“DTNA”) headquartered in Portland, Oregon, is the leading medium and heavy-duty truck manufacturer in North America. DTNA produces and markets Class 5-8 vehicles sold under the Freightliner®, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Sterling Trucks®, Thomas Built Buses® and Western Star Trucks® brands and is a holding of Daimler, the world's largest commercial vehicle manufacturer.
FREIGHTLINER OF VANCOUVER LTD.
Freightliner of Vancouver Ltd. (“Freightliner of Vancouver“) is a full service, integrated retailer of premium Class 5-8 commercial vehicles manufactured by DTNA. Freightliner of Vancouver is authorized to sell and service Freightliner®, Freightliner Custom Chassis, Thomas Built Buses® and American LaFrance Corporation® branded products. Freightliner of Vancouver currently operates one location in Vancouver, British Columbia.
FIRST INDUSTRIES CORPORATION
First Industries Corporation (“First Industries”) is a private holding company that owns First Truck Centre, a full service retailer of Class 5-8 vehicles manufactured by DTNA and sold under the Freightliner® and Western Star Trucks® brands. First Truck Centre operates dealership locations in Edmonton and Lloydminster, Alberta.