Stable firm and long-time tenure of team. The core investment team at HKW has worked together for more than 20 years. The team includes experienced deal transactors and CEOs of former HKW portfolio companies, in addition to legal and financial partners.
Dedicated deal generation team. HKW’s deal generation team uses a vast network to provide a constant search for the best investment opportunities, both for platform acquisitions and add-ons.
Better than market leverage discipline. HKW uses the optimal mixture of a variety of financing sources to maximize free cash flow and facilitate steady, rapid growth of its portfolio companies.
Experienced, reliable partner. The investing experience HKW possesses makes the firm a knowledgeable and capable partner. In the past 30 years, HKW has sponsored more than 100 change-of-control transactions. HKW is known for strong partnership relationships with management and a deep network of professional contacts.
Chief value creation driver: Earnings Growth.
Historically great performance with add-on acquisitions. Since 1982, HKW has completed 59 add-on acquisitions to bolster the growth of its portfolio companies.
Ability to close quickly after signing the letter of intent.