Succeeding Together

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.


November 18, 2019

HKW Announces Acquisition of John M. Floyd & Associates

HKW announced today the acquisition of John M. Floyd & Associates, Inc. ("JMFA"), a provider of software and consulting solutions designed to optimize overdraft programs for regional/ community banks and credit unions.

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October 30, 2019

HKW Completes Sale of Gatekeeper Systems

HKW announced today the sale of Gatekeeper Systems, Inc. Gatekeeper, headquartered in Foothill Ranch, CA, offers a product suite of intelligent cart solutions to minimize merchandise loss and reduce asset and labor expenditures.

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October 18, 2019

HKW Hires New Vice President for Transaction Team

HKW today announced the hiring of Jay Rhim as a Vice President on the firm's Transaction team. Based in Indianapolis, Mr. Rhim will focus on the business services sector.

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October 2, 2019

HKW Closes Above Target with $365 Million of Commitments in Latest Fund

HKW announced the final closing of HKW Capital Partners V, L.P. with total commitments of $365 million. Launched in September 2017, HKW V exceeded its original $350 million target.

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