Gilde Buy Out Partners and Management acquire Kinkelder
Funds advised by Gilde Buy Out Partners („Gilde“) today announced the acquisition of De Kinkelder Beheer B.V. (‘Kinkelder’), together with management. The terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. Kinkelder, which has been a family business since its foundation in 1945, specialises in the production, development and sale of high-quality industrial circular saw blades for the steel industry and is the global leader in this market. Kinkelder produces blades in 3 locations in Europe and the US, from which it exports to over 70 countries. The company has an unmatched reputation for high quality & service and a continuous focus on innovation. Under the ownership of the De Kinkelder family, the company has displayed a strong growth track record, both organically and through focused acquisitions. Kinkelder’s management has found a valuable partner in Gilde, with a wealth of experience in successfully supporting mid-market companies during their next growth phase. Jointly, Gilde and Kinkelder management are eager to continue to build on the success of the company and further grow its business.