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HHI Group Holdings, completes its second recapitalization in 2010

Oct 01, 2010

KPS Capital Partners Portfolio Company, HHI Group Holdings LLC, Completes Second Successfull Recapitalization in 2010

New York, NY (October 4, 2010) -- KPS Capital Partners, LP ("KPS") announced today that its portfolio company, HHI Group Holdings, LLC (“HHI”), completed its second successful recapitalization in 2010. The proceeds of the recapitalization – funded by a combination of a $30 million upsizing of the Company’s term loan, cash on hand and the Company’s asset based revolving credit facility – were used to fund a $50 million cash distribution to stockholders.

Following the second recapitalization, HHI remains conservatively capitalized and has the continued support of KPS, its majority stockholder. KPS and minority stockholders, including MC Capital Inc., a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Corp., and HHI management, continue to own 100% of HHI’s common stock.

HHI completed a $300 million recapitalization on March 31, 2010. The proceeds of the recapitalization were used to refinance outstanding debt, to fund a $150 million cash distribution to stockholders and to fund the Company’s continued growth.

Financing for the transaction was provided by a syndicate of banks and institutional investors with Bank of America Merrill Lynch acting as Sole Lead Arranger on the upsizing of the Company’s term loan.

Jenner & Block LLP served as legal counsel to HHI with respect to the transaction.

About HHI Group Holdings, LLC

HHI Group Holdings is the largest independent manufacturer of highly engineered symmetrical and asymmetrical forged parts for various power train and wheel-end applications, a leading manufacturer of Generation III wheel bearings, and one of the few manufacturers of engine timing systems for the North American automotive industry. The company operates through its Jernberg Holdings, Inc., Impact Forge Group, Inc., HHI FormTech, LLC, Kyklos Bearing International, Inc. and Cloyes Gear and Products, LLC subsidiaries. With over 2,700 employees, HHI is headquartered in Royal Oak, Michigan and operates 14 manufacturing facilities located in Arkansas, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan and Ohio. For more information, please visit

About KPS Capital Partners

KPS, through its affiliated management entities, is the manager of the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of investment funds with over $12.0 billion of assets under management (as of September 30, 2020).  For over two decades, the Partners of KPS have worked exclusively to realize significant capital appreciation by making controlling equity investments in manufacturing and industrial companies across a diverse array of industries, including basic materials, branded consumer, healthcare and luxury products, automotive parts, capital equipment and general manufacturing.  KPS creates value for its investors by working constructively with talented management teams to make businesses better, and generates investment returns by structurally improving the strategic position, competitiveness and profitability of its portfolio companies, rather than primarily relying on financial leverage. The KPS Funds’ portfolio companies have aggregate annual revenues of approximately $10.3 billion, operate 158 manufacturing facilities in 22 countries, and have over 32,000 employees, directly and through joint ventures worldwide. The KPS investment strategy and portfolio companies are described in detail at

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