KPS Capital Partners Completes Sale of International Equipment Solutions’ Paladin

— KPS Capital Partners to Retain Ownership of International Equipment Solutions’ Genesis, Crenlo, Emcor and Siac Business Units

KPS Capital Partners, LP (“KPS”) announced today it has completed the sale of the Paladin and Pengo business units of International Equipment Solutions, LLC (“IES”), along with all brands and operations within those units, to Stanley Black & Decker, Inc. KPS has retained ownership of IES’ Genesis business unit (“Genesis”) and Crenlo, Emcor and Siac do Brasil business units (collectively, “Crenlo Global”). Genesis and Crenlo Global will be operated as standalone businesses and continue to be led by Chief Executive Officer Steve Andrews and Chief Financial Officer Steve Klyn.

Raquel Palmer, a Managing Partner of KPS, said, “We congratulate and thank the IES management team for their strategic vision and impressive execution. We are very proud to have partnered with management in IES’ incredible transformation. We remain committed to providing Genesis and Crenlo Global with capital and resources to continue delivering products of unparalleled quality, with industry-leading technology and world-class customer service.”

Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton and Garrison LLP served as legal counsel and Deutsche Bank served as exclusive financial advisor to KPS and IES with respect to the transaction.

About International Equipment Solutions

IES was created by KPS in 2011 to acquire the Paladin, Genesis, Pengo, Crenlo and Emcor brands. IES is a market leading manufacturer of engineered equipment for off-highway applications serving a wide range of applications in the construction, demolition, recycling, mining, utility, forestry, landscaping and agriculture end-markets. IES’ Attachments division is a major independent manufacturer of attachment tools for off-highway applications. IES’ Cabs division is the largest independent manufacturer of operator cabs, locomotive sub-assemblies, electronic enclosures and other complex fabrications in North America and South America. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Illinois, IES operates 14 manufacturing facilities and four custom services locations with approximately 2,700 associates worldwide.

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