Generational Equity Announces Sale of King Engineering Associates to Kain Capital

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately held businesses, is pleased to announce the sale of its client, King Engineering Associates Inc., to Kain Capital LLC. The acquisition closed May 1, 2017. Details were not disclosed.

King Engineering Associates is an engineering consulting firm that serves the private and government sectors in the southeastern United States with a diverse set of professional engineering services that includes civil, wastewater, water, solid waste, land surveying, land planning, ecological, construction management, water resources and transportation planning.

The firm, based in Tampa, Florida, has three offices in the Sunshine State and one in Austin, Texas.

"For 40 years, King Engineering has strived to provide clients with the best solutions to their engineering needs," said King Engineering CEO Keith Appenzeller.

"In that time, we have built a full-service firm with value recognized by our clients. We believe Kain's investment provides our employees with an opportunity to grow our business and further improve service to our clients."

Kain Capital, based in New York City, is a sector-agnostic private equity firm focused on long-term value creation. When assessing a potential acquisition target, Kain looks for management teams interested in professionalizing, optimizing and growing their operations while remaining closely involved in the business.

The company acquired King Engineering to use as a platform company.

"Our partnership has begun with all existing managers remaining in place and 16 senior managers retaining an ownership stake in the company," said Kain Capital Managing Member Kunal Kain.

"We expect Kain's investment will help King grow while maintaining the quality of service clients have come to expect."

Generational Equity's Executive Managing Director Edward Weber established the relationship with King Engineering and Generational Equity Managing Director William Hunter led the deal to a successful close.

"It was a pleasure working with Keith and Kain Capital," said Hunter. "I always enjoy working with local clients in my community."

About Generational Equity

Generational Equity, part of the Generational Group headquartered in Dallas with over 200 professionals located throughout North America, helps business owners release the wealth of their business by providing merger, acquisition and strategic growth advisory services.

Their four-step approach features exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, and M&A transactional services. The M&A Advisor recently named the company its 2016 Investment Banking Firm of the Year.

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About Generational

Headquartered in Dallas, Generational is one of the leading M&A advisory firms in North America.

With more than 350 professionals located throughout 17 offices in North America, the companies help business owners release the wealth of their business by providing growth consulting, merger, acquisition, and wealth management services. Their six-step approach features strategic and tactical growth consulting, exit planning education, business valuation, value enhancement strategies, M&A transactional services, and wealth management.

The M&A Advisor named the company Investment Banking Firm of the Year three years in a row, Valuation Firm of the Year in 2020, and North American Investment Bank of the Year in 2022 as well as Consulting Firm of the Year. For more information, visit