Stout served as exclusive financial advisor to Empire Precision Plastics (EPP) in connection with its sale to Kouza Capital, a Michigan-based private investment firm.
Founded in 1992 and based in Rochester, NY, Empire manufactures precision optics and plastic components for the medical, consumer electronics, industrial, and firearms markets. The Company utilizes data-driven scientific molding to offer a suite of design support, mold manufacturing, and value-added services. Empire is a supplier to other Kouza Capital portfolio companies, including Michigan-based EOTECH, LLC, a leading manufacturer of electro-optic products and systems for the firearms industry. In 2021, the Greater Rochester Chamber of Commerce included Empire on its list of the 100 fastest-growing companies in the Rochester and Finger Lakes, NY, region.