BKD Corporate Finance Advises Komarek on Acquisition by Koeppern

News Release

May 2018 - BKD Corporate Finance, LLC (BKDCF) is pleased to announce that K.R. K.R. Komarek Komarek (KRK) has been acquired by Germany-based Koeppern Group, a global industrial machinery manufacturer. BKDCF served as the exclusive financial advisor to KRK on this transaction.

KRK is a specialized industrial machinery manufacturer of high-quality agglomeration, briquetting and compaction equipment for the chemicals, mining, agriculture, energy, metals, ceramic and recycling industries. The Company is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, with additional facilities in Alabama and France.

For more information about the transaction, please contact Greg Lafin at 630.282.9500 or glafin@bkd.com.

BKD Corporate Finance

Founded in 1994, BKD Corporate Finance, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of BKD, LLP, is a leading investment banking firm providing merger & acquisition, capital formation and strategic advisory services to middle market companies. BKD Corporate Finance has offices in six cities in the U.S., including Denver, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Indianapolis and Springfield. BKD Corporate Finance is a member of FINRA and SIPC.

Koeppern Group

Founded in 1898 in Hattingen, Germany, the Koeppern Group is a family-run enterprise consisting of a modern, high-tech group of companies at the forefront of plant and machinery manufacturing for various processes related to the fertilizer, cement, minerals and metalworking industries. Koeppern’s business is built on three different, but interrelated, process technologies: briquetting, compaction and comminution. Koeppern’s global network of subsidiaries provides customized service on all continents.

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