Venerable local company Bennett Tool & Die sells for undisclosed sum

A group of investors led by Kansas Venture Capital Inc. has purchased Nashville-based Bennett Tool & Die Co. Inc. for an undisclosed sum.

The group includes Kansas City-based Lewis & Clark Holdings Inc., New Orleans-based Jefferson Capital Partners and St. Louis-based Capital For Business.

The Bennett Tool & Die purchase represents KVCI's first acquisition in Tennessee, according to Brian Lueger, KVCI associate. He said the process to purchase the family-owned company, which opened in 1951, began in December.

"We think the company has a lot of opportunity going forward," Lueger (pictured) said. "The Bennett family has done a strong job of building a legacy."

Lueger said Kansas Venture Capital is not currently targeting additonal acquisitions in Nashville but remains interested in the market.