Southwire made news again in the wire and cable industry with its purchase this week of United Copper Industries, Denton, Texas, the third largest manufacturer of building wire in the United States, from KPS Capital Partners, New York. United Copper also produces metal-clad cables. KPS is a private-equity firm that manages the KPS Special Situations Funds, a family of private equity funds with over $2.7 billion of assets under management focused on investing in restructurings, turnarounds ...

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