Bettcher Industries, a leading manufacturer and supplier of food processing equipment and associated aftermarket parts and consumables, and KKR, a leading global investment firm, announced the completion of KKR’s acquisition of Bettcher from MPE Partners.
Effective upon the transaction close, Dan Daniel, a KKR Executive Advisor, will assume the role of Chairman of Bettcher. Mr. Daniel will support Tim Swanson, CEO of Bettcher, in setting the strategic direction of the company and in overseeing Bettcher’s operating performance.
KKR will also be supporting Bettcher in implementing KKR’s broad-based employee engagement model at the Company. Since 2011, KKR’s Industrials team has focused on employee engagement as a key driver in building stronger businesses. The strategy’s cornerstone has been to allow all employees to take part in the benefits of ownership by granting them the opportunity to participate in the equity return alongside KKR. Beyond sharing ownership, KKR also supports employee engagement by investing in training across multiple functional areas and by partnering with the workforce to give back to the community.