Gardner Denver Explores Sale To TPG, KKR, Others

Seller: Gardner Denver

Price: $3.1 billion

Adviser (seller): Goldman Sachs Group

In a deal that may top $3 billion, industrial machinery maker Gardner Denver Inc. is exploring a sale and has drawn initial interest from TPG Capital, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co., The Blackstone Group, Bain Capital and Onex, according to an exclusive report from sister news service Reuters.

Gardner Denver’s bankers at Goldman Sachs Group have started to reach out to potential buyers in recent weeks and have asked for first-round bids by Nov. 5, sources said. The company may still decide not to sell after it completes ...

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