The proceeds were used to partially fund the majority acquisition of Kane Is Able by Harkness Capital Partners and for general working capital purposes. Citizens served as sole lead arranger and administrative agent for the asset-based revolving credit facility.
Kane Is Able is a third-party logistics provider that helps manufacturers and their retail partners efficiently and effectively distribute goods throughout the U.S.
“We have a very strong partnership with the bankers at Citizens and they were able to execute this transaction working under a compressed timeline,” said Michael Gardner, president and CEO of Kane Is Able.
Harkness Capital Partners is a private equity investment firm focused on supporting the growth of service-oriented companies.
“Citizens bankers are trusted advisors who delivered valuable, clear and objective advice,” said Ted Dardani, partner at Harkness Capital Partners. “The industry expertise that the Citizens team brought to this transaction made for a seamless execution.”
“At Citizens, we try to think about the needs of our clients from their point of view and offer holistic solutions,” said Daniel K. Fitzpatrick, president of Citizens Bank, Mid-Atlantic Region and Head of National Industry Verticals. “Partnering with our Business Capital team, we were able to provide a great solution for the Kane Is Able team.”