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Goldner Hawn Welcomes Bart Kohler as an Outside Strategic Advisor

Goldner Hawn is pleased to announce the appointment of Bart Kohler as an outside Strategic Advisor. Mr. Kohler will work closely with select Goldner Hawn distribution companies in developing growth strategies.

Mr. Kohler brings over 25 years of experience overseeing middle market distribution companies through different phases of their life cycle, ranging from startup to turnaround. Just recently, Bart retired as President of Takkt America Holdings, a portfolio of distribution companies owned by Takkt AG, a large publicly traded German company.

Outside of Takkt, Bart served on the boards of many closely held family businesses assisting leadership teams in topics ranging from succession planning, digitalization, and other organic growth opportunities, along with extensive M&A experience. Additionally, Bart he has built powerful and aligned management teams through Open-Book Management practices and principles, Servant Leadership philosophies, and implementation of the Service Profit Chain initiatives.

About Goldner Hawn
Goldner Hawn was founded in 1989 in Minneapolis, Minnesota and has been a source of private capital to leading lower middle market companies for over 30 years. With an investment philosophy centered on the principle of partnership, Goldner Hawn seeks to back management teams of businesses with $5 million to $20 million of EBITDA in industries including specialty manufacturing, value-added distribution, consumer products and services, and outsourced business services. Goldner Hawn has made over 100 platform and add-on investments in companies with total transaction values exceeding $4 billion. For more information, call 612-338-5912 or visit