Rock Gate Partners, LLC (“RGP”) announced the recapitalization of Walpar, Inc. in partnership with Peninsula Capital Partners, L.L.C. and the Parker family (Walpar’s founder and controlling shareholders).

Walpar, LLC, based in Birmingham, Alabama, is a leading designer and fabricator of highway signage structures and other highly-engineered, large scale fabricated metal structures.  Walpar has successfully leveraged its superior reputation into significant growth and an industry leadership position, and is well positioned to be a beneficiary of the increased focus on infrastructure investment in the United States.

RGP and management seek to expand Walpar organically and through select add-on acquisitions of complementary infrastructure-oriented companies.

“The Parker family and the entire team at Walpar has built an exceptional business.  We couldn’t be more excited about the opportunity to work with such a talented team that is so passionate about the business that they have created.  We look forward to collaborating with Walpar to further capitalize on its well-deserved market leadership position,” stated Kenneth Ali, RGP Principal & Managing Director.

For more information on Walpar, please visit

About Rock Gate Partners

Rock Gate Partners, LLC is a Chicago-based private equity firm that acquires and invests in lower middle market companies that have created unique market positions, providing the basis for organic growth while offering a platform for acquisitions.  RGP partners with management teams in leveraged buyouts, corporate divestitures, recapitalizations, industry consolidations and later stage growth capital investments in companies typically generating $10 to $75 million in revenue.

To learn more about RGP, please visit or contact Kenneth Ali or Stephen Foutch.

Kenneth L. Ali
Principal & Managing Director
(312) 283-0631 direct

Stephen K. Foutch
Principal & Managing Director
(312) 283-0632 direct