Littlejohn & Co. has sold C&K Holdings to Sun European Partners

Lincoln International (“Lincoln”), a leading global mid-market investment bank, is pleased to announce that it has represented Littlejohn & Co. (“Littlejohn”) in the sale of C&K Holdings, Inc. (“C&K” or the “Company”) to Sun European Partners, LLP. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

C&K manufactures one of the world’s most trusted brands of high-quality electromechanical switches. The Company was founded in 1928 and has one of the industry’s broadest product portfolios, offering more than 55,000 standard products and 8.5 million switch combinations to companies that design, manufacture and distribute electronics products. In addition, the Company’s unmatched custom design capabilities are recognized globally by engineers who demand reliable switch performance.

The Company is headquartered in Newton, Massachusetts, with more than 1,500 employees working at its global design centers in Newton; Dole, France; and Huizhou, China. C&K delivers reliable, cost-effective and high-quality electromechanical switches to more than 20,000 customers in the industrial, automotive, aerospace, medical, consumer products, transportation and telecom industries. For more information, please visit

Lincoln acted as the exclusive financial advisor to C&K and Littlejohn, 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.

LittleJohn has sold C&K to Sun European
  • 2017
    Close Year
  • Industrials
  • Private Equity
    Client Type
  • Financial | Cross-border
    Transaction Type
  • USA | United Kingdom

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