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Knape & Vogt

Knape & Vogt designs and manufactures storage hardware and components.

Knape & Vogt ("KV"), headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, brings more than a century of experience to the design and manufacturing of cabinet, door and drawer sliding systems, storage and organization components, and ergonomic office accessories.

KV’s products are sold through original equipment manufacturers, specialty distributors, office furniture dealers, and hardware and home center chains.  Major products include KV brand drawer slides, KV and John Sterling brand wall-attached shelving systems, closet hardware and specialty hardware products, Real Solutions For Real Life brand kitchen, closet and bath storage products, and WorkRite brand keyboard systems and ergonomic office products.

Wind Point acquired KV in July 2006. Wind Point’s value creation plan for KV includes re-energizing new product development, improving strategic sourcing, increasing manufacturing efficiency, and expanding KV’s products and geographic reach through acquisitions. KV has completed three acquisitions under Wind Point’s ownership.

Wind Point acquired KV in partnership with CEO Peter Martin, former President and CEO of The Holmes Group ($800 million P&L) and previous Group President of Global Window Fashions at Newell Rubbermaid ($1.2 billion P&L), and Chairman Bill Denton, most recently President and CEO of Fiskars and former President of Rubbermaid Home Products ($1 billion P&L).

KV is Seeking Acquisitions

KV is seeking strategic acquisitions in order to continue its growth trajectory. For additional information or to discuss a possible transaction, please contact Joe Lawler.