Gardner Denver Nash
It’s been a big year for Gardner Denver Nash. Private equity group Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR) & Co. bought Gardner Denver Inc. (GDI) – Nash’s parent company – for $3.9 billion, while Nash was in the process of consolidating operations and acquiring a CF Blower product line. The high potential is the combination of many elements. KKR has a vast global portfolio and footprint, which increases synergies, business process focus, and supply chain leverage. Nash is part of Gardner Denver’s Energy and Infrastructure Group, which augments Nash’s well developed global sales, service and manufacturing operations, as well as its focus on quality, service, innovation, and aftermarket. The overall effect should be a strong increase in CF Blower customer satisfaction.