Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

Waupaca Foundry, Inc.

Date Founded



1955 Brunner Drive,Waupaca, WI 54981-8866

Type of Company



Metal Manufacturing & Products

Company Description

Waupaca Foundry, Inc. manufactures and supplies grey iron castings. The firm offers automotive passenger car and light truck castings, including engine, suspension, drive line, and wheel end components; heavy truck and trailer iron castings, such as diesel engine, transmission and clutch, suspension, and drive line components; agriculture, construction, and material handling castings, including tractor engine and transmission components, agriculture implements, combine parts, turf care parts and material handling components. The company was founded by John Rosche in 1871 and is headquartered in Waupaca, WI.

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Executives & Employees

President, Chief Executive & Operating Officer

Chief Financial Officer & Vice President, Finance

Executive Vice President-Sales, Marketing & Supply Chain Management

Vice President of Operations

Vice President, International Business Development

Vice President of Engineering

Lead Auditor

Chief Technology Officer

Inventory Controller

Inventory Controller

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Recent Transactions
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Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Metals, Ltd. purchase Waupaca Foundry, Inc. from KPS Capital Partners LP

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Advised onHitachi Ltd., Hitachi Metals, Ltd. purchase Waupaca Foundry, Inc. from KPS Capital Partners LP

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KPS Capital Partners manages the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds that focuses on investments in restructurings, turnarounds and other special situations. The firm invests primarily in manufacturing, transportation and services companies. They will consider investments in companies in all industries except for high technology, financial services, telecommunications, broadcast media, real estate and natural resources/exploration.KPS Capital creates new companies to purchase operating assets out of bankruptcy. They also establish stand-alone entities to operate divested assets and recapitalize highly leveraged public and private companies. KPS Capital's investment strategy targets companies with strong franchises that are experiencing operating and financial problems. The firm invests their capital concurrently with a turnaround plan predicated on cost reduction, capital investment, capital availability, and in some situations, the introduction of new management. The turnaround plan is typically accompanied by a financial restructuring of the company's liabilities. They generally do not invest in turnaround plans where success is solely predicated on revenue growth or the ability to complete subsequent acquisitions.KPS Capital targets operating businesses including divisions, subsidiaries or individual plants of larger companies that are capable of operating as stand-alone companies. The firm does not invest in start-up ventures or re-starts. They focus in investments in companies with revenues of at least $250 million. Companies are not required to have a history of profitability to be considered for investment. KPS Capital considers investments in companies with a history of operating losses. The firm invests in mainly in companies headquartered in the US with a majority of their operations conducted in the US, Canada or Western Europe, however many of KPS Capital's portfolio companies operate businesses, manufacturing facilities and joint-ventures around the world.The firm focuses on opportunities with total transaction sizes up to $1 billion. KPS Capital may sponsor larger transactions through co-investments with their limited partners, other investors or employee groups. KPS Capital seeks to invest $25 million to $200 million of capital per transaction. Through its limited partners, the firm has access to additional capital to fund larger transactions. KPS Capital is a control investor. While they usually own a majority of a company's common stock, they exercise control by nominating a majority of a company's board of directors. As long as the firm maintains control, they are flexible regarding the size of their economic ownership of a company. The firm typically invests in common stock or in securities that are convertible into common stock, including preferred stock securities. They will extend secured or unsecured loans in connection with obtaining control pursuant to a purchase transaction. KPS will also extend debtor-in-possession (DIP) financing.

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