Wind Point Partners Announces Strategic Minority Investment By Goldman Sachs’ Petershill Partners

January 2022

Chicago, Ill – January 18, 2022 – Wind Point Partners (“Wind Point”), a Chicago-based private equity firm, today announced that Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill Platform (“Petershill”) has made a minority investment in Wind Point. The partnership creates a strategic relationship with one of the world’s leading investment managers and positions Wind Point for continued growth and success. The transaction will not impact the management or daily operations of Wind Point.

The transaction will provide capital and facilitate growth through the many value-added services provided by Petershill. Wind Point will remain focused on opportunities to partner with family and entrepreneur owned businesses where it can leverage its multi-decade network and domain expertise within consumer products, industrial products and business services.

Nathan Brown, Paul Peterson and Alex Washington, Managing Directors of Wind Point, commented, “We are excited to partner with Petershill. They are a clear leader in the market and have developed a comprehensive suite of value-added services to enable their partner firms to maximize growth potential and investment returns.”

Christian von Schimmelmann, co-head of Goldman Sachs Asset Management’s Petershill Platform, said, “Wind Point has a nearly four-decade history of investing in the middle-market, with a unique strategy focused on cultivating and partnering with top executive talent in order to enable business transformation during their ownership period. We believe that the culture and experience of the team provides significant runway for Wind Point’s continued success.”

Evercore provided financial advice and Kirkland & Ellis LLP provided legal counsel to Wind Point in connection with the transaction. Fried, Frank, Harris, Shriver & Jacobson LLP provided legal counsel to Goldman Sachs Asset Management.

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