WCF Advisors LLC advises Clinkenbeard on strategic transition

October 12, 2011

Generation Growth Capital acquires Clinkenbeard & Associates, Inc.

WCF Advisors LLC announced today that its client, Clinkenbeard & Associates, Inc. (Clinkenbeard), has been acquired by Generation Growth Capital Fund I, LP (GGC). GGC is a Milwaukee-based private equity fund that provides capital to small businesses, supporting a broad range of growth opportunities and ownership transitions.

Clinkenbeard, headquartered in Rockford, Illinois, began operations in 1966 and is a worldwide leader in the rapid prototyping and short-run production of complex cast and machined parts using a wide variety of metals and plastics. The company serves customers large and small in a wide range of industries throughout the world, but it specializes in the aerospace, transportation, industrial, and agricultural industries.

“GGC’s strategic objectives and alliances represent a significant opportunity for Clinkenbeard. WCF Advisors is proud to have served as the company’s financial advisor,” said Karen Monfre.

Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed.

“WCF was critical to the successful completion of this transaction,” said Ron Gustafson, President of Clinkenbeard. “With such an important transaction, we relied heavily on WCF’s experience and professional advice to guide us through the process. We are excited about the opportunities for our company going forward.”

WCF Advisors’ team is led by Jeff Milkie, Karen Monfre, and Kevin Janke.