Kian Hits 5.5x Return on Sale of Empire

Kian Hits 5.5x Return on Sale of Empire

After a four year hold, Kian Capital has sold Empire Group, a wholesale distributor of commercial foodservice equipment, to PNC Riverarch Capital. Customers of Empire include more than 5,500 foodservice equipment dealers, service organizations, buying groups and national chain accounts. The company, led by CEO Jim Kirkland and CFO Keith Bilyeu, was founded in 1985 […]