May 4, 2023
New York, NY – Kinderhook Industries, LLC (“Kinderhook”), a leading middle market private equity firm, celebrates its 20th anniversary today. For 20 years, Kinderhook has been dedicated to identifying, investing in and building middle market businesses in partnership with management teams. Since its founding in 2003, Kinderhook has completed over 425 investments and follow-on acquisitions and has raised over $5.4 billion of committed capital. The firm has been recognized by Private Equity International’s PEI 300 List (2018-2022), Inc. Magazine’s Founder Friendly Investors List (2021) and Buyouts’ Middle Market Deal of the Year (2015). Kinderhook is currently investing out of its seventh fund, a $1.85 billion fund raised in 2021.
“The success of any organization is highly dependent on the quality and dedication of its team,” said Rob Michalik, Managing Director and Kinderhook co-founder. “We have been extremely fortunate to have built a tremendous team at Kinderhook. Our senior staff has been together since we started the firm in 2003. That stability differentiates Kinderhook in the marketplace and has allowed us to generate consistent returns for our investors over the past 20 years. Kinderhook’s culture of integrity, maximum effort and collaboration is fundamental to our success.”
“Kinderhook’s operating partners are our ‘secret sauce’,” said Tom Tuttle, Managing Director and Kinderhook co-founder. “This group of exceptional men and women have been instrumental in building our portfolio companies. On behalf of the entire firm, I want to thank our operating partners for their hard work and dedication to the Kinderhook portfolio.”
“We are honored and humbled by the trust that our limited partners have placed in us,” said Chris Michalik, Managing Director and Kinderhook co-founder. “Many of our limited partners, from large institutions to individual investors, have been investing in Kinderhook since Fund I. We are very grateful for the support our investors have given us over the past 20 years, and we look forward to continuing those partnerships for many years to come.”
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