Kohler deal with Platinum Equity concludes

Kohler’s deal with Platinum Equity has concluded.
Engines, Components & Tyres / May 9, 2024 39.3 seconds Read
By MJ Woof
Kohler’s engine business now forms part of Kohler Energy

Kohler Co and Platinum Equity have closed the transaction to establish Kohler Energy as a separate, independent business. Platinum Equity is now the majority owner of the Energy business and Kohler Co remains an investment partner. Financial details are not being disclosed.

Kohler Energy is strategically positioned to continue strong performance in the global energy resilience marketplace, now operating as a standalone company outside of Kohler Co. Brian Melka is CEO of the Energy business, elevating his leadership role after more than 10 years working at Kohler and driving the group’s growth. David Kohler serves on its Board of Directors.

Brian Melka, CEO of Kohler Energy, said: “We are excited for this next phase of Kohler Energy with Platinum Equity as a partner. The demand for resilient energy is growing, and the world needs much more of what we do. Kohler has been an excellent steward of our business for more than 100 years, and this decision positions Kohler Energy to better deliver on that demand. Platinum Equity firmly supports our growth path ahead and can help further accelerate our progress in the global energy resilience industry.”

Platinum Equity is a global investment firm with more than $48 billion of assets under management and is an experienced partner in the industrial products sector. This move will provide more funding for research and development and help Kohler to introduce more projects for its low emission powertrain systems.

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