Briggs and Stratton buys Billy Goat Industries for $26 million

CG15020LOGOBriggs & Stratton has acquired Billy Goat Industries, a Missouri-based manufacturer of specialty turf equipment, for $26 million.

Located outside Kansas City, Billy Goat makes aerators, sod cutters, overseeders, power rakes, brush cutters, walk-behind blowers, lawn vacuums and debris loaders. The privately held company’s annual net sales total about $30 million.

The head of Briggs & Stratton’s Turf and Consumer Products division, Harold L. Redman, said Billy Goat’s products “complement Briggs & Stratton’s already strong commercial turf brands.”

Todd J. Teske, chairman and CEO of Milwaukee-based Briggs & Stratton, said, “We welcome the management team and the employees of Billy Goat to our team, and look forward to building upon the strong foundation that has made them a strong and successful company.”

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