Generational Equity Announces the Acquisition of Kerkhoff Associates Inc. by Calverton Holdings

By Generational Equity


Generational Equity, a leading mergers and acquisitions advisor for privately-held, middle-market businesses, is pleased to announce the acquisition of its client, Kerkhoff Associates Inc. (Kerkhoff), headquartered in Otterbein, Indiana, by Calverton Holdings (Calverton), headquartered in Cleveland, Ohio.  The acquisition closed on October 5, 2015.

Founded in 1957, Kerkhoff is a family-owned and operated business that manufactures purpose-built structural components and related wood and steel products for residential, commercial, and agricultural construction applications.

Managing Director Doug Smith and his team consisting of affiliates Bill Goss and Tom Poyser, and Vice President Ryan Johnson led the Generational Equity deal team that advised Kerkhoff on the transaction. 

“With both parties committed to the long-term growth of the business, transition planning helped to get the deal closed,” said lead dealmaker Tom Poyser.

Calverton makes long-term equity investments, primarily with its own equity capital, focusing on micro-cap manufacturing and business services company investments that are generally overlooked by the broader private equity industry.

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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