December 31, 2015

Kian partnered with Crescendo Capital Partners, Stewart Capital Management, and Empire management to acquire Empire Marketing Group.

Kian Capital is pleased to announce that it has invested senior subordinated debt and equity to acquire Empire Equipment Company, d/b/a Empire Marketing Group (“Empire” or the “Company”). Founded in 1985 and headquartered in Goldsboro, North Carolina, Empire is a leading Southeast-based distributor of foodservice equipment and associated repair and maintenance products. Empire serves foodservice equipment dealers, buying groups, chain accounts, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment wholesalers, service companies, and broadliners throughout the Southeast United States. In addition to its Goldsboro distribution center, Empire operates distribution centers in Atlanta, Georgia, and Lakeland, Florida.