Wind Point Partners has acquired Central Moloney Incorporated

Central Moloney Incorporated

Central Moloney Incorporated (CMI), is a leading manufacturer of critical infrastructure products for the U.S. electrical grid. CMI is a valuable partner to leading utilities throughout the U.S., offering a full suite of customizable distribution transformers and transformer components. The company operates three transformer and component manufacturing facilities with a combined 577,000 square feet across Arkansas and Panama City Beach, Florida.

The Deal

Wind Point Partners has partnered with CMI management, led by Chief Executive Officer Chris Hart, to assist the company in a period of high growth and industry changes. Under Mr. Hart’s leadership, CMI has experienced substantial growth by strategically implementing organic expansion initiatives and prioritizing exceptional customer service during a period of heightened demand for electrification. Additionally, the electrical grid needs modernization and increased weather resiliency, which should lead to sustainable, long-term demand for distribution transformers in the years to come.

Our Perspective

Christine Tiseo, Lincoln International Managing Director who led the transaction, commented, “We are honored to have had the opportunity to partner with the Wind Point team and support their vision for Central Moloney. We congratulate the entire team on the completion of this transaction and look forward to the continued growth and success of the business.”

Wind Point Partners

Wind Point Partners is a Chicago-based private equity investment firm with approximately $6 billion in assets under management. The firm 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. Founded in 1984, Wind Point is one of the oldest private equity firms in Chicago and an early adopter in developing a partnership model to align with top operating talent in private equity investments. Today, the firm’s Executive Advisor Partner (EAP) network is comprised of more than 40 high-caliber executives who are closely aligned with Wind Point and contribute across all aspects of the firm’s investment process. Wind Point targets investments in the business services, consumer products and industrial products industries. Since inception, Wind Point has deployed ten private equity buyout funds in partnership with leading institutional investors around the world, including public pensions, insurance companies, endowments, foundations, fund of funds and family offices.

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