Wind Point Partners

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Wind Point Partners
Type Private
Industry Private equity
Founded 1984
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States
Products Leveraged buyout, Growth capital
Total assets $2 billion
Employees 30+

Wind Point Partners is a private equity firm focused on growth capital investments and leveraged buyouts in middle-market companies across a range of industries in the US and internationally. Wind Point's strategy involves partnering with executives who typically have run a P&L of $1 billion or greater to acquire businesses with enterprise values between $100 million and $500 million.

The firm, which is based in Chicago, Illinois, was founded in 1984. It was originally founded and funded by Fisk Johnson of Racine Wisconsin, heir to the SC Johnson fortune.


Since its founding, Wind Point has raised approximately $2.8 billion of investor commitments and completed more than 90 investments and 160 add-on acquisitions across its seven private equity funds. The firm completed fundraising for its seventh and most recent fund in 2009 with $915 million of investor commitments.[1] Wind Point's prior fund was raised in 2005 with $700 million of investor commitments.[2]

Since inception, Wind Point acquisitions have included Pacific Cycle (also maker of Schwinn bicycles),[3] Bushnell Corporation,[4][5] Bakery Chef[6] and Ames True Temper .[7][8]


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