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Adapt and Thrive in an Evolving Market

Passionate about Partnerships.


Committed to strong relationships.

Welcome to Cross Key Partners!

Cross Key Partners is on a mission to improve successful outcomes for both buyers and sellers of businesses.  We believe that by aligning cultures, values, and transition goals on both sides first, we will increase the likelihood of a successful deal.  

Our founder, Michelle Kime, brings a wealth of expertise to our team. Having spent a decade overseeing supply chains in the aerospace & defense and industrial manufacturing sectors, Michelle subsequently dedicated herself to corporate M&A and then PE M&A for several years. Throughout her distinguished career, she has cultivated a specialization in marketing, manufacturing and logistics within the buy-side M&A landscape.

Michelle's credentials speak to her dedication to the field. She holds an MBA from the prestigious University of Chicago Booth School of Business, and a BS in Manufacturing Management from the esteemed University of Minnesota. Additionally, she is a certified CPIM (Certified in Production and Inventory Management) from APICS, further reinforcing her comprehensive understanding of the intricacies of the manufacturing and logistics industries.


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