Quick Quack announces strategic investment by KKR

Quick Quack announces strategic investment by KKR

NEW YORK and ROSEVILLE, Calif. — The new investment will support the continued acceleration of Quick Quack’s growth through innovation, marketing and organic expansion in new and existing markets.

NEW YORK and ROSEVILLE, Calif. — KKR, a leading global investment firm, and Quick Quack Car Wash recently announced in a press release that investment funds managed by KKR have made a significant minority investment in the company.

Quick Quack’s founders and its longtime equity partner, Seidler Equity Partners, will continue to hold meaningful stakes in the company alongside KKR.

The new investment will support the continued acceleration of Quick Quack’s growth through innovation, marketing and organic expansion in new and existing markets, the release stated.

Founded in 2004, Quick Quack is one of the largest and fastest growing express format car wash operators in the U.S., with over 230 locations across California, Texas, Arizona, Utah and Colorado.

“With its differentiated operating model, strong track record of organic growth and world-class team, we believe Quick Quack is well-positioned to continue its growth trajectory,” said Sam Plotner, director at KKR. “We look forward to working with the Quick Quack and Seidler teams to continue to drive growth by building upon on the strong foundation that they have established over the past two decades.”

“We are pleased to welcome KKR as a new strategic partner. Their support is a testament to the impressive business that our team has built and the culture underlying it,” said Jason Johnson, CEO of Quick Quack. “KKR stood out for its breadth of expertise and commitment to supporting our business holistically. We are confident that having access to KKR’s extensive industry knowledge and resources in addition to Seidler’s continued support will benefit our mission of ‘changing lives for the better’ and being ‘fast, clean, loved…everywhere’.”

“We look forward to the continuation of our long partnership with Quick Quack. The addition of KKR and their impressive resources signifies an exciting new chapter in the Quick Quack story,” said Eric Kutsenda, managing partner at Seidler.

KKR invested in Quick Quack primarily through funds and accounts managed by its Strategic Investments Group.

KKR, Seidler and Quick Quack’s founders will support the company in implementing a broad-based team member ownership program.

This strategy is based on the belief that team member engagement through ownership is a key driver in building stronger companies.

Since 2011, more than 40 KKR portfolio companies have awarded billions of dollars of total equity value to over 100,000 non-senior management employees.

Goldman Sachs & Co. LLC and William Blair & Company LLC acted as financial advisors and O’Melveny & Myers LLP acted as legal advisor to Quick Quack.

Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP acted as legal counsel to KKR.

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