Fox Paine To Buy WRCA

Fox Paine & Co. has agreed to acquire Wire Rope Corporation of < ?xml:namespace prefix = st1 ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:smarttags" />America from KPS Special Situations Fund. No financial terms were disclosed for the deal, which is expected to close within 90 days. WRCA is a St. Joseph Mo.-based producer and marketer of specialty wire ropes.< ?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" />