Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. Announces Sale of Visioneering, Inc.
Indianapolis, IN – December 6, 2013 – Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”) is pleased to announce that on December 6, 2013, it closed on the sale of Visioneering, Inc. (“Visioneering”). Visioneering, based in Fraser MI, is a leading designer, manufacturer, and installer of complex, high-quality assembly automation tooling systems for the aerospace and defense industry. Visioneering had been a portfolio company of HKW since 2007.
The buyer is 3P Equity Partners, along with Silver Sail Capital. 3P Equity is a committed capital fund focused on growth oriented lower middle-market companies.
“We were very pleased with the strong performance of Visioneering over the last several years. The company is known for its deep technical expertise and manufacturing “know-how”, combined with a deeply ingrained customer centric focus. We are extremely appreciative of the strong leadership and dedication shown by CEO Jim Futterknecht and the entire management team at Visioneering. We are confident they have the right partner moving forward and wish them continued success,” said Jeff Wood, CEO of HKW.
HKW is a private equity firm founded in 1903 with offices in Indianapolis and New York. Since 1982, HKW has sponsored 44 platform transactions of lower middle-market companies throughout North America as well as 48 add-on acquisitions. For further information on HKW, please visit www.hkwinc.com. For further information on Visioneering, please visit www.vistool.com.
D.A. Davidson & Co. acted as the exclusive financial advisor to HKW on the sale of Visioneering.