Code Hennessy & Simmons


Code Hennessy & Simmons
Code Hennessy & Simmons
Type Limited liability company
Industry Private Equity
Founded 1988
Founder(s) Andrew W. Code, Daniel J. Hennessy, Brian P. Simmons
Headquarters Chicago, Illinois, United States
Products Private equity funds, Leveraged buyout, Growth capital
Total assets $2.9 billion
Employees 30
Website www.chsonline.com

Code Hennessy & Simmons (CHS) is a private equity investment firm focusing on leveraged buyout and growth capital transactions. The firm focuses on investments in middle market companies in four basic industries:

  • Business services
  • Consumer
  • Distribution
  • Infrastructure and industrial products.

The firm is headquartered in Chicago, Illinois with approximately 30 employees. Among CHS’s most notable investments are American Laser Centers, Otis Spunkmeyer and AMF Bowling.

History

Code Hennessy & Simmons was founded in 1988 by Andrew W. Code, Daniel J. Hennessy and Brian P. Simmons. The three founders had previously worked together in Citicorp’s Leveraged Capital Group in Chicago, Illinois.

Since its inception in 1988, CHS has raised five private equity funds, with total investor commitments of approximately $2.9 billion, dedicated to leveraged buyout and growth capital investments in middle market companies:

  • 1989 – CHS Fund I - $82.5 million
  • 1994 – CHS Fund II - $155 million
  • 1997 - CHS Fund III - $350 million
  • 1999 - CHS Fund IV - $1.0 billion
  • 2005 - CHS Fund V - $1.3 billion

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