Kamps Pallets, Inc. has received a significant investment from Freeman Spogli & Company
Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Kamps, Inc. is one of the largest pallet management service providers in North America. Founded in 1973 by CEO Bernie Kamps, the company provides nationwide pallet management services through a network of 25 company-owned and operated facilities and commercial partnerships with 60+ national pallet partners. Pallet management and on-site services represent the entire suite of customized services required to serve a customer’s pallet management needs and includes the acquisition, disposition, sorting, repair and return of pallets as well as the management of a customer’s pallet inventory within its facility network. Kamps manages over 100 million pallets annually and serves over 1,800 customers with recurring needs for pallet management services in diverse end markets including the e-commerce, retail, food & beverage, industrial, logistics and distribution industries.
CEO Bernie Kamps commented, “Lincoln worked tirelessly to identify, and foster dialogue with, the best potential partners for our needs. They consistently provided thoughtful advice and senior-level dedication to manage a highly customized process to meet all of our objectives. We are extremely pleased with the outcome and our future partnership with Freeman Spogli.”
“We are excited to announce our partnership with Kamps, whose best-in-class service and high-quality operations have contributed to the company’s remarkable success over the last 46 years,” added Jon Ralph, a partner at Freeman Spogli. “The Kamps family has successfully grown the company from a small regional operation to a recognized national competitor in the pallet management sector. We look forward to partnering with them and their exceptional management team during this next phase of the company’s growth.”
Lincoln International acted as the exclusive financial advisor for Kamps, working closely with its shareholders and management team throughout the sale process. This included providing advisory expertise and managing the preparatory, marketing, negotiation and due diligence phases of the transaction.
Lincoln’s industry and business model expertise enabled a unique ability to effectively articulate Kamps’ highly differentiated and compelling value proposition.
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