GGC Fund I, LP Acquires Clinkenbeard & Associates, Inc.


October 7, 2011

Generation Growth Capital Fund I, LP Acquires Clinkenbeard & Associates, Inc.

Generation Growth Capital, Inc., (GGC), is pleased to announce that GGC Fund I has acquired Clinkenbeard & Associates, Inc. from Ron Gustafson and Michael Barlow. Clinkenbeard is a technological leader in rapid pre-production modeling and prototyping of metal and plastic components. The patented Clinkenbeard Process is renowned for producing metal castings efficiently, affordably, and extremely fast.

GGC plans to position Clinkenbeard as the growth engine for its Model 2 Machine Group, Inc. platform. Model 2 Machine Group has been established to provide a suite of vertically integrated supply capabilities to OEM customers serving the heavy truck, agricultural, construction, aerospace, and mining equipment industries. Strategically positioned to support the initial steps in the OEM piece part development cycle, Clinkenbeard is the starting point for M2M’s product development life cycle strategy.

Clinkenbeard is the seventh acquisition of GGC Fund I. GGC is a Wisconsin based lower-middle market private equity fund. It provides growth and buyout capital for lower middle market companies generally with $5-50mm in sales and enterprise values under $30 million.

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