Nov. 16, 2018
We are pleased to announce that Milwaukee-based private investment group, Wing Capital Group, finalized the sale of Kickhaefer Manufacturing Company, LLC (KMC) to principal investment firm Main Street Capital Corporation (NYSE: MAIN).
Main Street, along with its co-investors, partnered with KMC’s management team to facilitate the transaction. The Investment Banking Group of Stout Risius Ross, LLC (Stout), served as the exclusive financial advisor to KMC and Wing in connection with this transaction. Godfrey & Kahn, S.C. served as the legal advisor and deal counsel to KMC.
“By putting people and quality at the forefront, KMC has become a leading supplier of standard and custom metal parts and components to a diverse base of blue-chip customers,” said Gerry Schwarz, president and CEO of KMC. “We are excited to find a partner in Main Street and look forward to continuing the company’s strong growth under their ownership.”
KMC is currently celebrating its 110th anniversary. Founded in 1908 by Edward Kickhaefer, KMC today employs over 300 dedicated team members its four Wisconsin locations in Port Washington, Milwaukee, and Fredonia.