Norwest Equity Partners, a premier private equity investment firm focused on middle market investments, is pleased to announce the promotions of Timothy R. Kuehl to Partner and Todd J. Solow to Principal. Timothy DeVries, NEP Managing General Partner, stated, “Tim and Todd have both continued to make significant contributions to the success of our firm, and on behalf of the NEP partnership, I am confident that they will continue to do so, and more, in their new roles.”
Tim Kuehl joined NEP in 1998 and is responsible for evaluating potential investments, sourcing
acquisition opportunities, coordinating due diligence and supporting the structuring, negotiating and closing of the firm's buyout activities. In addition, he works closely with portfolio company
management teams to identify and source add-on acquisition opportunities. Kuehl currently serves on the board of directors at Gaymar Industries, Lindstrom Metric and Production Services Associates. Kuehl was also part of the deal teams that executed successful exits for former NEP portfolio companies, including InSTEP, Norwesco and Paladin Brands.
Prior to NEP, Kuehl was with a middle market investment bank specializing in mergers and acquisitions, where he worked on teams that successfully completed transactions across diverse
industries, including plastics, furniture, telecommunications, food, consumer products, airlines, metal fabrication and building products. In addition, Kuehl worked for Investment Advisors, Inc., an asset management firm owned by Lloyds TSB Group of London, England, as well as played
professional hockey in Sweden.
Kuehl holds a BBA degree from the University of Notre Dame and earned his MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.