Meineke Car Care Centers, founded in 1972 and headquartered in Charlotte, NC, is a nationwide franchisor of automotive service centers. Through its franchisee system, the Company services approximately 2.2 million cars per year in 48 states through 835 domestic and 41 international locations. Meineke service centers perform a wide range of automotive services, including exhaust, brake and suspension repairs. In addition, Meineke initiates and supports franchisees from start-up through the entire service delivery chain.
In June 2005, Halifax successfully exited Meineke Car Care Centers, Inc. through a management-led recapitalization with financing provided by Allied Capital.