Addition of two leading IT MSPs builds density and expands capabilities across key Texas markets.
Kian announces the acquisition of a leading Meineke Car Care Center franchisee in partnership with management to establish a new platform in the general automotive repair space called PARC Auto.
The addition comes as the firm continues to build its value-creation capabilities to deploy flexible and creative capital solutions in the lower middle market.
Company also announces Scott Wattenberg to join the executive leadership team as CFO to support the platform as it completes its fifth acquisition, quadrupling EBITDA since partnering with Kian Capital in September 2020.
Since Kian’s investment two years ago and under CEO Brian Reese’s leadership, the company has experienced tremendous growth.
Inaugural investment from its recently announced $400 million third fund continues to underscore Kian’s commitment to providing first institutional capital to growth-oriented founders.
Significant investor demand was driven by the firm’s ability to deliver strong returns through the consistent application of its proven investment strategy.
In under three years, SPATCO has tripled EBITDA via organic growth and strategic acquisitions of complementary, market-leading businesses.
Kian Capital Announces the Promotion of Caldwell Zimmerman to Principal and Carter Fields to Senior Associate
The moves come as Kian prepares the firm for future growth by continuing to increase bench strength with senior talent and leadership.
Strong growth, achieved both organically and through acquisitions, led to Motor City more than doubling EBITDA over the course of the partnership.
Kian Capital announces strategic investment in Riverside Oral Surgery Management, a leading provider of administrative support services to its partner oral and maxillofacial surgery practices in the Northeast
Platform investment reinforces Kian’s focus in the expert consulting services space and track record of partnering with management teams to deploy hyper-specialized buy-and-build strategies.
Led by CEO Kevin Cook, the company continues to execute on its strategic vision to become the leading IT managed services company in the Central U.S.
The award recognizes Kian’s steadfast dedication to empowerment for success through authentic partnerships.
Jordan joins an experienced team as the firm remains focused on continued success in its next phase of growth.
Having outgrown its prior Atlanta office, Kian relocated to a larger space in Buckhead Plaza demonstrating continued investment in the firm’s future.
Investment in infrastructure and human capital comes with an eye towards building on Kian’s momentum of growth.
Acquisition builds upon The Purple Guys’ recent growth and reinforces its market leadership position as the company continues rapid expansion and emergence as a key leader in the IT managed services space.
After another successful year, Kian is hiring a Senior Associate in Atlanta to join us in our next phase of growth.
While 2021 was marked by challenges and change, our management team partners’ resilience never faltered even as the pandemic continued, resulting in a year of resurgence.
Acquisition expands footprint into Texas and adds new services, capabilities to serve small and mid-sized businesses across Central and Southern U.S.
Kian featured in Mergermarket discussing T Sportline growth strategy and EV aftermarket space.
Veteran automotive industry executive brings over two decades of leadership experience fueling premium direct-to-consumer brands with innovative products.
Kian Capital Partners announced today it has exited its investment in Westcoast Gate through a sale to Aurora Capital Partners. Westcoast Gate more than tripled its revenue and EBITDA during Kian’s investment, creating a market-leading platform in residential and commercial perimeter security solutions.
Erasmus to focus on sourcing, execution and portfolio management.
Kian is one of 37 firms to receive the honor in both 2020 and 2021.
Kian Capital announces the exit of its investment in Driven Lighting Group through a sale to Wheel Pros. Strong partnership orientation and a thesis-driven approach resulted in rapid growth over a three-and-a-half-year investment period.
Platform investment initially made in September 2020 has experienced significant growth as acquisitions of The Southern Company of North Little Rock and Adams Tank & Lift further solidify SPATCO’s dominance in the Southeast.
Addition is highly complementary to Eastwood’s core business and is the first in company history of what will be many as focus remains on a buy-and-build strategy.
The announcement continues the company’s buy-and-build strategy and aligns with its commitment to providing predictable, stress-free, friendly IT support.
Smart Business Dealmakers features Kian’s Kevin McCarthy, Co-founder & Partner, and Scott Buschmann, Partner.
Kian Capital announces majority recapitalization of T Sportline, an e-commerce provider and first mover in the Tesla aftermarket space, marking Kian’s third platform investment in the automotive aftermarket space.
Latest acquisition demonstrates continued investment in working alongside management to accelerate the company’s leading market position in the Midwest
Middle Market Growth Magazine features Kian portfolio company ECS / My IT.
ECS / My IT, a portfolio company of Kian Capital, completed the add-on acquisition of The Purple Guys
Seasoned sales executive Newt Higman joins ECS / My IT to drive the next stage of growth.
Kian Capital is Grateful for its Successes in a Challenging Year.
Kian Capital announces that David Duke and David Hare have been promoted to Partner, Business Development and Vice President, respectively.
We are excited to announce four specialized investment theses that, when combined, will help shape Kian’s portfolio.
When we started Kian, our vision was to create a firm that took the time to build relationships based on trust, transparency and relationships with every founder and entrepreneur with which we partnered. Accordingly, we are especially proud to announce that we have been named one of Inc.’s Top 50 founder-friendly private equity firms.
aftermarketNews interviewed Brian Reese, the new CEO of Kian portfolio company The Retrofit Source, for their “Five Minutes With” series.
Kian Capital announces the successful exit of its investment in TrueLearn to LLR Partners. As a minority investor and Board member, Kian aided the founder & CEO in guiding the Company through a critical growth period.
Mergers & Acquisitions features an article authored by Scott Buschmann, Partner at Kian, as he shares perspectives on the current and future impacts of COVID-19 on automotive aftermarket companies.
Kian is making contributions to four charities to further their relief efforts during this uncertain time. The missions of these organizations are more relevant now than ever given the economic strain COVID-19 is placing on the communities where we live and work.
Fox 8 News covers Kian portfolio company OT Growth Partners, a leading developer and operator of Orangetheory fitness studios.
Veteran automotive industry executive brings over two decades of leadership experience fueling premium brands with innovative products to PE-backed TRS.
Middle Market Growth Magazine features David Duke, Managing Director of Business Development, as he provides PE perspectives on navigating an economic crisis.
Private Equity Wire features David Duke, Managing Director of Business Development, as he shares Kian’s thoughts on COVID-19 and where the post-pandemic opportunities lie ahead for private equity.
Charles Products, a portfolio company of Kian Capital, has acquired Techstyles Sportswear to create a leading provider of high-quality custom hard goods and apparel serving the souvenir end market.
We are proud to have been featured in the Wall Street Journal Pro Private Equity last week highlighting our Empire Group portfolio exit.
Kian Capital announces the successful sale of its portfolio company, Empire Group, to PNC Riverarch Capital. During its partnership with Kian, Empire was able to triple its revenue and EBITDA while creating a market-leading wholesale distribution platform of national scale within the fragmented foodservice equipment industry.
Kian Capital announces majority recapitalization and merger of Enterprise Computing Services and My IT. Combination accelerates firms’ expansion, adding new services and capabilities as the Company seeks growth through additional acquisitions.
Kian Capital, a middle-market focused private investment firm, announced the launch of its new brand identity that better aligns with the firm’s commitment to providing flexible financial resources and additional operational horsepower to scale its portfolio companies, realize aspirations and deliver long-term investment returns through genuine partnerships.
Kian Capital, a provider of equity capital and subordinated debt, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of Reid Freeman and Carter Fields to support the company's continued growth.
Kian Capital announced that it has completed a majority recapitalization of The Eastwood Company (“Eastwood” or the “Company”) in partnership with management.
Kian Capital would like to thank its management team partners, investors, deal sources and other stakeholders for their support in making 2018 a very robust and successful year for our firm.
OT Growth Partners, a portfolio company of Kian Capital, has acquired FIT Enterprise, the Orangetheory Fitness area developer for the state of Iowa.
Motor City Industrial, a portfolio company of Kian Capital and Oakland Standard, has acquired Smith Fastener in partnership with its 3rd generation owner, Brian Smith.
Kian Capital announced that it has completed a majority recapitalization of Charles Products, Inc. in partnership with management.
Kian Capital announced that in partnership with management it has completed a recapitalization of KMJE Ventures, LLC d/b/a Orangetheory North Carolina.
Empire Equipment Company, a portfolio company of Kian Capital, has acquired TruTemp Equipment and Norm’s Refrigeration to create a leading wholesale distribution platform for commercial foodservice equipment.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has provided senior secured debt and equity to support the corporate divestiture of Trifecta Networks, LLC.
Kian Capital announced that it has completed a majority recapitalization of The Retrofit Source, Inc. in partnership with management.
Kian Capital, a provider of equity capital and subordinated debt, is pleased to announce the recent hiring of David Duke and David Hare to support the company’s continued growth.
Kian Capital, a provider of equity capital and subordinated debt, is pleased to announce the final closing of KMP II, L.P. with total capital commitments at its hard cap of $250 million.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that in partnership with management it has recapitalized Diamond Metals Distribution, a Cleveland-based steel service center.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has acquired Westcoast Gate & Entry Systems, a premier provider of high-end gate installation & repair services in the greater Los Angeles metropolitan area.
Kian invested senior secured debt and equity to support the management-led buyout of TrueLearn, a SaaS-based educational company that provides test preparation software for high-stakes standardized exams in various fields of medicine.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $10 million of senior secured subordinated debt and preferred equity to support Azalea Capital’s acquisition of a controlling interest in Jones Natural Chews Co.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $8 million of senior secured debt to support the management-led buyout of Sdii Global Corporation from the Company’s founder.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $6.5 million of senior secured debt in Jolyn Clothing Company Inc. to support BASE Equity Partners’ purchase of a majority ownership position in the Company, with the founder retaining a leadership role and a significant ownership stake.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested senior subordinated debt and equity to acquire Empire Equipment Company, d/b/a Empire Marketing Group, a leading Southeast-based distributor of foodservice equipment and associated repair and maintenance products.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $9.9 million of senior subordinated debt and equity in Spire Hospitality to finance the Company’s growth initiatives and provide shareholder liquidity.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $7.0 million in senior subordinated debt and equity in American In-Home Care. Kian partnered with Modern Bank to support the Company’s acquisition of Douglas Health Systems and to provide liquidity for existing shareholders.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has participated in a management-led buyout of Intelli-Mark Technologies, Inc. Kian partnered with OFS Capital Corporation and various members of management to effectuate the transaction.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested senior subordinated debt and preferred equity in Motor City Fastener, Inc., a value-added distributor of fasteners and related products to a variety of industries including automotive, trucking, defense, construction and automation tooling.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $5.25 million of senior subordinated debt in SPATCO Energy Solutions to support the Company's growth initiatives.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has made a senior subordinated debt investment in LOFA Industries to support the acquisition of the Company by Hunters Gate Holdings.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested $4.0 million of senior subordinated debt in SunBelt Packaging to support the Company’s working capital and expansion needs.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that in partnership with OFS Capital, it led a $20.0 million senior subordinated debt investment in Riveron Consulting to support the Company’s growth initiatives.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that, in conjunction with lead investor FNB Capital, it has invested $4.0 million of senior subordinated debt in Thermal Product Solutions to support the Company’s growth initiatives.
Kian Capital invested $10 million in the form of subordinated debt and common equity to support the acquisition of a turnkey formulator and manufacturer of private label high-end skin and hair care products.
Kian Capital, a provider of mezzanine debt and equity capital to leading lower middle-market companies, is pleased to announce the final closing of Kian Mezzanine Partners I, L.P. (the “Fund”) with total capital commitments of $150 million, including Small Business Administration leverage.
Kian partnered with the management team of Worldwide Insurance Network to invest $7 million of subordinated debt with warrants. The Kian investment was used to support the Company’s growth initiatives and to provide liquidity for existing shareholders.
Kian Capital is pleased to announce that on December 20, 2013 its inaugural fund, Kian Mezzanine Partners I, L.P. (the "Fund"), received its Small Business Investment Company ("SBIC") license from the U.S. Small Business Administration.