M&A Deal Summary

Wind Point Partners Acquires Knape & Vogt Manufacturing

On July 28, 2006, private equity firm Wind Point Partners acquired manufacturing company Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co. for 106M USD

Acquisition Highlights
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 2nd transaction in the Manufacturing sector.
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 5th largest (disclosed) transaction.
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 26th transaction in the United States.
  • This is Wind Point Partners’ 4th transaction in Michigan.

M&A Deal Summary

Date 2006-07-28
Target Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co.
Sector Manufacturing
Buyer(s) Wind Point Partners
Deal Type Going Private
Deal Value 106M USD
Advisor(s) W.Y. Campbell & Co. (Financial)

Target

Knape & Vogt Manufacturing Co.

Grand Rapids, Michigan, United States
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Knape & Vogt is a designer, manufacturer, and distribution of kitchen and bath storage solutions and office products for original equipment manufacturers, specialty distributors, office furniture dealers, hardware chains and major home centers throughout the country. Knape & Vogt was founded in 1898 and is based in Grand Rapids, Michigan.

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Buyer

Wind Point Partners

Chicago, Illinois, United States

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Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 1984
PE ASSETS 3.0B USD
SizeLarge
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Wind Point Partners is a private equity firm focused on acquisitions of mid-sized companies operating in the business services, consumer products, healthcare services, and industrial products sectors. Wind Point looks to invest $30 to $150 million in companies valued up to $500 million. Prospective transaction types include leveraged buyouts, recapitalizations, industry consolidations, and growth capital financings. Wind Point Partners began investing in 1984 and is based in Chicago.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 26 of 76
Sector (Manufacturing) 2 of 7
Type (Going Private) 1 of 1
State (Michigan) 4 of 5
Country (United States) 26 of 70
Year (2006) 3 of 5
Size (of disclosed) 5 of 7
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DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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