Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company’s Acquisition of GCR, Inc.


Taft advised Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (HKW) in its acquisition of GCR, Inc.

Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company, Inc. (“HKW”) announced that it closed on the acquisition of GCR, Inc. (“GCR” or “Company”) on December 21, 2017. GCR, headquartered in New Orleans, LA, provides professional services and software products to public sector clients. Software suites include business registration/filings, voter registration, campaign finance, nuclear water chemistry management, and airport management.

HKW is a private equity firm founded in 1903 with offices in Indianapolis and New York. Since 1982, HKW has sponsored 56 platform transactions of lower middlemarket companies throughout North America, as well as 61 add-on acquisitions.

Taft advised with a team including Ian D. Arnold, Kim K. Burke, Ralph A. Caruso, Thomas R. DeVoe, Christopher M. Fowler, Elijah J. Hammans, Robert J. Hicks (Picture), Todd C. Lady, Katharine S. Mascarenhas, Tracey A. Puthoff and and Leslie A. Stanard.

Involved fees earner: Ian Arnold – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Ralph Caruso – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Elijah Hammans – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Robert Hicks – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Leslie Stanard – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Kim Burke – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Thomas DeVoe – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Christopher Fowler – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Todd Lady – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Katharine Mascarenhas – Taft Stettinius & Hollister; Tracey Puthoff – Taft Stettinius & Hollister;

Law Firms: Taft Stettinius & Hollister;

Clients: Hammond, Kennedy, Whitney & Company Inc.;

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Author: Ambrogio Visconti