Auto parts maker TI Automotive is reportedly exploring a possible sale that could be worth about $1.5 billion.
A sale is among the strategic options that TI Automotive is considering, the report said.
A representative from the company declined to comment on the report.
TI Automotive, which is owned by a slew of U.S. and British hedge funds, was founded almost 100 years ago and at one time supplied fuel lines to Ford’s (F) Model T.
Two private-equity firms have been approached about TI and KKR (KKR) considered buying the company but decided against a deal, Bloomberg report.
New York-based KKR declined to comment on the report.
TI generated about $3 billion in revenue in 2012, a company spokesman said, selling systems such as fluid carrying, powertrain, tank, HVAC and pump & module.