Houlihan Lokey Advises The Kleinfelder Group

Houlihan Lokey is pleased to announce The Kleinfelder Group, Inc. (Kleinfelder) has been acquired by Wind Point Partners (Wind Point) and management. The transaction closed on November 30, 2018.

Owned by management and employees, Kleinfelder is a leading provider of engineering, construction management, design, and environmental professional services. Kleinfelder's engineers, scientists, and construction management professionals provide solutions that improve transportation, water, energy, and infrastructure needs. The Company boasts longstanding relationships across a diverse set of end markets–including industrial, commercial, transportation, and oil & gas–helping clients design, maintain regulatory compliance, and efficiently execute throughout all phases of the project lifecycle. Founded in 1961 and headquartered in San Diego, California, Kleinfelder operates in over 60 office locations in the United States, Canada, and Australia.

Wind Point Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $2 billion in assets under management. Wind Point focuses on partnering with top caliber management teams to acquire well-positioned middle market businesses where it can establish a clear path to value creation. The firm targets investments in the consumer products, industrial products, and business services sectors.

Houlihan Lokey served as the lead financial advisor and assisted in marketing, structuring, and negotiating the transaction on behalf of Kleinfelder. 

This transaction exemplifies the continued success of Houlihan Lokey's dedicated coverage of the Industrial Services market, with complementary expertise across Engineering & Construction, Testing, Inspection, Certification & Compliance, and Environmental Services to deliver an outstanding result. Kleinfelder also benefited from the presence of Houlihan Lokey's dedicated ESOP team throughout the transaction.

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