Tonka Bay ups Kielhorn to director

Tonka Bay Equity Partners has promoted Kam Kielhorn to a director. Kielhorn joined the firm in 2015 as an associate. Previously, he worked at Ernst & Young LLP where he was a manager in the transaction advisory practice.


MINNETONKA, Minn. (January [10], 2017) — Tonka Bay Equity Partners today announced that Kam Kielhorn has been promoted to Director at the firm.

Kielhorn joined Tonka Bay in 2015 as an Associate. In his role at Tonka Bay, Kielhorn identifies and evaluates potential investments, manages due diligence and monitors portfolio companies. He is also involved in the sourcing of potential investments and negotiating and closing transactions. In addition, Kielhorn has quickly contributed to several existing portfolio companies, including AppleWhite Dental, Q Management Services, United Skin Specialists, Freshpack Produce, and AccuMold.

“Kam has fostered strong relationships with management teams, service providers, and business owners,” says Steve Soderling, Partner of Tonka Bay. “His promotion to Director reflects the impact he has made to our portfolio companies and the value he has created for our investors.”

Prior to joining Tonka Bay, Kielhorn was a Manager in the Transaction Advisory practice of Ernst & Young LLP. Kielhorn earned a B.B.A. in accounting and a Master of Accountancy from the University of Iowa. He is a Certified Public Accountant (inactive).

About Tonka Bay Equity Partners
Based in Minnetonka, MN, Tonka Bay Equity Partners is a private equity firm that acquires and invests in growth-oriented businesses in the highly-engineered manufacturing, business services, and value-added distribution sectors. For more information, call (952) 345-2030 or visit