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.
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.Learn More
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.Learn More
INDIANAPOLIS, IN – HKW announced this week that portfolio company, Xirgo Technologies, LLC. (“Xirgo”), has acquired UAB Baltic Car Equipment (“BCE”) based in Kaunas, Lithuania.Learn More
Indianapolis, IN - HKW has announced the promotion of Ryan Grand to Principal, Deal Generation on May 15 2019.Learn More