BBH Capital Partners Invests in Wolter Inc.

February 09, 2024
  • Private Banking
Strategic Growth Investment from BBH Capital Partners

NEW YORK, February 9, 2024 – BBH Capital Partners (BBHCP), the private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. (BBH), today announced that it has completed a minority equity investment in Wolter Inc. (Wolter or the Company). Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Founded in 1962 and headquartered in Brookfield, WI, Wolter is family-owned and operated regional dealer and servicer of mission-critical new and used material handling and industrial productivity equipment. Wolter is known for its dedication to enhancing productivity, safety, and efficiency within the operations of its clients across its extensive network of facilities.

Regarding the newly formed partnership, Wolter’s President, Jerry Weidmann, commented, “The partnership with BBHCP has empowered us with the capital necessary to broaden our acquisition strategy and enhance our facilities. BBHCP’s involvement will also bring additional expertise to our board, further assisting us in our growth endeavors.”

Patrick Kruczek, Principal of BBH and Co-Manager of BBHCP added, “We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Otto Wolter, his family members, and the Wolter management team. What they have accomplished over the past 60 years is truly remarkable, and we are excited to support the company through the next chapter of their long-term growth strategy.”

“The reshoring of manufacturing and industrial activity in the U.S., combined with innovation and increasing investments in manufacturing technology and automation, create attractive tailwinds for businesses like Wolter. We look forward to working with Jerry and the rest of the Wolter team as they continue to expand the business.” added Matt Salsbury, Principal of BBH and Co-Manager of BBHCP.

Baird served as exclusive financial advisor to Wolter in this transaction.

About Wolter, Inc.

Wolter, Inc. (Wolter) is a family-owned and operated company offering new and used material handling equipment, service and training to robotics and automation, overhead cranes and hoists, standby power and generators, railcar movers, storage solutions, complete engineered systems, and more. Wolter has a highly trained staff of over 590 employees and serves more than 25,000 industrial, construction, and commercial customers in Wisconsin, Upper Michigan, Indiana, Illinois, Ohio, Kentucky, and Missouri. For more information, visit

About BBH Capital Partners

BBH Capital Partners (BBHCP), a private equity strategy of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co., provides friendly capital solutions to growth-oriented middle-market companies. Our flexible investment mandate gives us the ability to act as a control or non-control investor and to structure our investments as a combination of equity and subordinated debt securities as needed. BBHCP targets platform investments between $40 million and $150 million. Our capital is used to support a variety of transactions, including management or leveraged buyouts, growth financings, recapitalizations, buy-and-build strategies, and acquisitions.

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