Why Choose HKW?

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.

News & Announcements

  • Indianapolis, IN – Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. (“Gatekeeper”), a portfolio company of Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”) announced that it closed on the acquisition … Read More +

Portfolio Spotlight:
Xirgo Technologies, Inc.

Xirgo is a leading provider of wireless telematics modules for tracking, monitoring, protecting and controlling remote assets and workers supporting the Internet of Things (“IoT”) growth sector.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Gatekeeper Systems, Inc.

Gatekeeper offers a product suite of intelligent cart solutions to minimize merchandise loss and reduce asset and labor expenditures.

Portfolio Spotlight:
PANOS Brands, LLC

A consumer packaged goods company with a unique portfolio of specialty food and beverage brands.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Health Resources, Inc.

Leading provider of dental benefit programs to employers across Indiana and Kentucky.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Partners in Leadership, Inc.

Provider of accountability and cultural transition training services to blue chip companies. PIL utilizes a combination of business line level, results-focused training and C-suite focused, enterprisewide solutions.

Portfolio Spotlight:
RST Instruments Ltd

RST is a manufacturer and marketer of geotechnical measurement instruments for engineering and consulting firms, oil and gas, mining, utility, and other sectors.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Specialized Desanders

Provider of engineered de-sanding solutions to high pressure oil and gas wells.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Brant Instore Corporation

Full service provider (including prepress and design support, printing, finishing, fulfillment and distribution) of in-store and shopper marketing solutions and related products for leading retailers in the U.S. and Canada.

Portfolio Spotlight:
Royal Camp Services Ltd.

Royal Camp is a leading provider of workforce accommodations, catering and complementary services (“Camp and Catering” services) to customers operating in the oil, natural gas and mining industries in western Canada.