KKR's $850M Investment in Quick Quack Car Wash: Accelerating Growth and Employee Equity

KKR & Co is set to purchase a significant minority stake in Quick Quack Car Wash for $850 million, aiming to fuel the company's growth and marketing efforts. Quick Quack, with over 230 locations, will also implement an employee equity scheme, a strategy KKR has successfully used before.

Reuters | Updated: 12-06-2024 00:31 IST | Created: 12-06-2024 00:31 IST
KKR's $850M Investment in Quick Quack Car Wash: Accelerating Growth and Employee Equity
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KKR & Co has agreed to buy a "significant" minority stake in Quick Quack Car Wash, the investment firm told Reuters on Tuesday and sources familiar with the deal said KKR would pay $850 million.

Quick Quack's founders and existing owner Seidler Equity Partners will remain invested in the Roseville, California-based company. Private-equity firms have been major investors in car wash companies recently. Last year, Oaktree Capital Management acquired Magnolia Wash Holdings. In 2022, Warburg Pincus bought El Car Wash. In 2021, Mister Car Wash, a Leonard Green & Partners-backed company, and Driven Brands, backed by Roark Capital, listed on the stock market.

Reuters reported earlier this year that Quick Quack was working with banks Goldman Sachs and William Blair to sell a minority stake. Quick Quack, which launched in 2004, has over 230 locations across California, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Colorado. KKR said its investment will help the company grow through marketing and expansion.

Quick Quack will adopt a program to give equity in the company to its whole workforce, a strategy that KKR has implemented at several other portfolio companies. KKR agreed to buy the stake through its strategic investments group, which invests across a company's capital structure. The group sits under KKR's credit business, which manages $260 billion in assets.

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