Wednesday, 27 May 2015
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Jul 2 2013 | 2:27am ET
A legendary name in private equity has acquired a legendary name in piano-making.
Kohlberg & Co., which is led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts co-founder Jerome Kohlberg, agreed to pay about $438 million for Steinway Musical Instruments, best known as the maker of Steinway & Sons pianos.
Kohlberg aims to “accelerate” Steinway’s “global expansion, while ensuring the artisanal manufacturing processes that make the company’s products unique are preserved, celebrated and treasured,” the firm’s Christopher Anderson said.
“Our agreement with Kohlberg represents an exceptional valuation for our shareholders, while also representing an important next step in the growth of Steinway,” Steinway interim CEO Michael Sweeney said. “We are delighted that they recognize the bright future for Steinway as well as value our great heritage.”
The deal faces a 45-day go-shop period, in which rival bidders can make offers for the company. Should none come, the acquisition is expected to close in the third quarter.
Mar 20 2015 | 12:45pm ET
StreetWise Partners, a non-profit organization that works with low-income individuals to help them overcome employment barriers, raised over $275,000 at the 2015 Raising the Ante Charity Poker Tournament and Casino Event last Wednesday evening at Capitale. Here are some photos from the event. Read more…