Monomoy Capital Partners Acquires Kauffman Engineering

NEW YORK–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Monomoy Capital Partners is a private investment firm with $1.5 billion
in committed capital in a family of investment funds. We make
investments in the debt and equity of middle market businesses that can
benefit from operational and financial improvement. Monomoy announced
today that it has successfully completed the acquisition of Kauffman
Engineering, Inc. (“Kauffman”). Terms of the transaction were not
disclosed.

Kauffman was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana.
Kauffman is a market leading manufacturer of highly-engineered wire
harnesses and cable assemblies for electrical systems across the HVAC,
commercial equipment, specialty vehicle, lawn care, marine, medical and
other industrial markets. Kauffman’s design and engineering capabilities
allow the company to provide complex electrical connector products for
mid-to-low volume and high mix customer programs. The business operates
a network of 22 facilities across the United States and Mexico.

“We are excited to partner with Mike Buis and the Kauffman team,” said
Jaime Forsyth, Managing Director of Monomoy. “Kauffman is a proven,
highly-regarded supplier to a diverse set of industrial manufacturers.
Kauffman is also well-positioned to grow over the next several years
with its nation-wide footprint. The Monomoy operating team is excited to
collaborate with Kauffman to drive long-term value for all of its
stakeholders.”

“The Kauffman team looks forward to working with Monomoy, whose
resources and capabilities will allow us to advance our strategic and
operational initiatives,” said Mike Buis, Chief Executive Officer of
Kauffman. “Monomoy’s focus on operational excellence will guide our
continued investment in the people, systems, and manufacturing
operations that allow us to deliver quality products to our customers.”

“We are pleased to add Kauffman to our portfolio of leading industrial
businesses,” said Justin Hillenbrand, Monomoy Co-CEO and Partner.
“Kauffman has demonstrated an ability to grow throughout its history and
has great potential for future growth in its marketplace.”

Monomoy acquired Kauffman Engineering through its third fund vehicle,
Monomoy Capital Partners III, L.P. Midcap Financial Services, LLC
provided acquisition financing for the transaction, Baker & McKenzie LLP
provided Monomoy with legal counsel in the transaction, and Alvarez &
Marsal, LLC completed financial, accounting and IT diligence for
Monomoy. KPMG Corporate Finance LLC acted as the exclusive financial
advisor to Kauffman Engineering in the sale and Faegre Baker Daniels LLP
provided legal counsel.

About Monomoy Capital Partners

Monomoy Capital Partners is a private equity firm with $1.5 billion in
committed capital that invests in middle-market businesses in the
manufacturing, industrial, distribution and consumer products sectors.
The firm invests in the both the equity and debt of middle-market
businesses that can benefit from operational and financial improvement.
Monomoy designs and executes a customized value creation plan for each
acquisition that seeks to generate significant cash flow and improve
earnings within 12 to 18 months of an investment. Over the past 14
years, Monomoy has closed over 50 middle-market acquisitions. To learn
more about Monomoy and its portfolio companies, please visit the firm’s
website at www.mcpfunds.com.

About Kauffman Engineering

Kauffman Engineering, Inc. is a manufacturer of custom specified,
industrial grade wire harnesses, cable assemblies and related products
for electrical system needs in HVAC, commercial equipment, specialty
vehicle, lawn care, marine, and other industrial end markets. Kauffman
serves high-mix/low-volume and high-mix/medium-volume customer programs
and manufactures approximately 30,000 unique and highly-engineered
connector parts. The Company is headquartered in Lebanon, Indiana and
has a network of 15 locations across the United States and Mexico. To
learn more about Kauffman Engineering, please visit the Kauffman
Engineering website at www.kewire.com.

Contacts

Media:

Erica Bartsch
Sloane & Company
(212) 486-9500
[email protected]

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