Wynnchurch ups Hayes to co-managing partner

Wynnchurch Capital has promoted Frank Hayes to co-managing partner. Hayes joined the firm in 2001 as a partner.


ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Wynnchurch Capital, LLC (“Wynnchurch”), is pleased to announce the promotion of Frank Hayes to Co-Managing Partner of the firm.

Mr. Hayes has more than 28 years of experience in private equity investing and corporate finance, as well as investment origination and portfolio management. Mr. Hayes joined Wynnchurch in 2001 and has served as a Partner since that time. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Carson Air, Gypsum Technologies, Pro-Fab Group, Senco, and Texas Hydraulics.

“Mr. Hayes’ leadership over the past 15 years has been instrumental in helping to grow Wynnchurch to over $2.3 billion in assets under management,” according to John Hatherly, Founder and Co-Managing Partner. “In addition, Frank has provided sage counsel and has been a great mentor to the entire Wynnchurch team. His leadership will be key to continuing to grow the Wynnchurch private equity franchise.”

Prior to joining Wynnchurch, Mr. Hayes worked as a Managing Director at Catalyst Partners and GKH Partners. He also worked at Citicorp and Price Waterhouse; and is a graduate of the University of Michigan and is a CPA.
Wynnchurch Capital is actively investing from its $1.3 billion Fund IV. In February 2016, Wynnchurch acquired Texas Hydraulics from Dover Corporation. Texas Hydraulics is a leading designer and manufacturer of highly engineered hydraulic cylinders and swivels for the global mining, energy, construction, and utility markets. Other recent Wynnchurch investments include: Latham International, a leading manufacturer of packaged and fiberglass pools and automatic safety covers; Carson Air Ltd., a leading provider of fixed-wing air ambulance services, air cargo services, and flight school training in Western Canada; Gypsum Technologies Inc., a global leader in machinery and systems for the wallboard industry; and Champion Iron, a mining company which recently acquired the Bloom Lake iron ore assets.

About Wynnchurch Capital:
Wynnchurch Capital, LLC., headquartered in the Chicago suburb of Rosemont, Illinois with offices in California and Canada, was founded in 1999 and is a leading middle-market private equity investment firm. Wynnchurch’s strategy is to partner with middle market companies in Canada and the United States that possess the potential for substantial growth and profit improvement. Wynnchurch Capital manages a number of private equity funds with over $2.3 billion of capital under management and specializes in recapitalizations, growth capital, management buyouts, corporate carve-outs, and restructurings. For more information, please visit: www.wynnchurch.com.