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Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW) is a private equity firm focused on making investments alongside talented managers in the middle market. We bring a unique set of capabilities to find companies and assist them in their strategic plan with the aim of ultimately driving value alongside the management teams. Above all, we believe in a culture of mutual respect and integrity, and strive to exhibit these values in all that we do.


September 12, 2019

HKW Portfolio Company Fresh Direct Produce Acquires Islands West

Fresh Direct Produce has acquired Islands West. Islands West, founded in 1995, is a wholesaler of produce, processed fruits, dried spices, and fresh-cut vegetables.

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July 18, 2019

HKW Announces Add-on Acquisition by Fresh Direct Produce

HKW announced today that its portfolio company, Fresh Direct Produce, has acquired Emperor Specialty Foods. Emperor, founded in 1986, is a distributor of mushrooms, pears, and other specialty fruits and vegetables. This add-on provides meaningful growth opportunities for Fresh Direct Produce.

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June 19, 2019

HKW Announces Add-on Acquisition by Xirgo Technologies

INDIANAPOLIS, IN – HKW announced this week that portfolio company, Xirgo Technologies, LLC. (“Xirgo”), has acquired UAB Baltic Car Equipment (“BCE”) based in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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May 29, 2019

HKW Announces Promotion of Ryan Grand

Indianapolis, IN - HKW has announced the promotion of Ryan Grand to Principal, Deal Generation on May 15 2019.

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