The HammerBlow Corporation
Fund: II
Investment Date: August 1997
Exit Date: August 2000
Headquarters: Wausau, Wisconsin

The HammerBlow Corporation (“HammerBlow”), headquartered in Wausau, Wisconsin, is a leading manufacturer of jacks and couplers primarily for use in agricultural equipment and utility trailers. Approximately 50% of HammerBlow’s sales are to OEMs and 50% are to the after-market throughout the United States and Canada.

Merit provided subordinated debt and preferred stock to finance the recapitalization.