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PerformanceGared

Gared Holdings, LLC

Management Buyout of Owners

Originally founded in 1922, the Gared Holdings operates under the Gared Sports, Performance Sports Systems and Gared International brand names and is a leading manufacturer and marketer of athletic equipment and custom design solutions to schools and other institutions. Products include equipment for basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, futsal, handball, field hockey, lacrosse, netball, baseball, football, and others. The company also manufactures indoor and outdoor custom bleachers and benches, and markets a full line of privately branded shot clocks and scoreboards. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Nobelsville, Indiana.

Pyramyd

Pyramyd Air, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Pyramyd Air, LLC is a distributor of air guns, airsoft guns and BB guns, as well as ammunition and related parts and accessories. Pyramyd distributes over 8,500 SKUs, including over 4,500 guns and over 4,000 accessories, including ammunition, practice targets, cleaning products and other outdoor and recreational products. The Company’s products are distributed through its branded Pyramyd Air, AirGun Depot and Air Venturi websites. The Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

Canfield

L. W. Allen, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

L. W. Allen manufactures water and wastewater control systems and distributes pumps to municipal and industrial customers. The company’s electrical control solutions (marketed under the Altronex brand) provide the hardware, software and services used by operators to control water and wastewater systems. The company also designs, distributes, installs and services water and wastewater treatment pump systems. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

Canfield

Canfield Technologies, LLC

Management Buyout of Corporate Divestiture

Headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, Canfield Technologies is a manufacturer and supplier of solder and other metal joining products for residential, commercial and industrial applications. In addition to solder, the Company’s products include fluxes, pastes, alloys and preforms, among others. The Company’s brands include Canfield, Bow, Silverflo, Silversafe, Superflow, 100% Watersafe, and Flosafe. Canfield sells to customers in a variety of end markets, including plumbing, electronics, stained glass, metal plating, and transportation. The business was originally founded in the 1800s.

Shape

Shape LLC

Management Buyout of Owners

Originally founded in 1966, the business is a manufacturer of specialized transformers used in airport lighting, airport security systems, ultraviolet curing, water sanitation, telecom equipment and other niche applications. Products are sold direct to original equipment manufacturer customers. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Addison, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

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Newman Associates

Management Buyout of Owner

Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Newman Associates is a value-added distributor of pipe support systems primarily serving mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. In addition to supplying pipe hangers, struts and other hardware, Newman provides design, engineering and fabrication services allowing for a coordinated single point of contact for its customers. Newman was founded in 1964.

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Aero Systems Engineering, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Aero Systems Engineering, Inc., which is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading provider of mission-critical testing and engineering services to manufacturers of jet engines and industrial gas turbines, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) providers and governments and militaries. ASE separates its services into three segments: 1) independent aero test lab services; 2) aerodynamic ground test facilities and services; and 3) engine test cells and services. ASE markets services under two brand names, FluiDyne and Aero Systems Engineering, which were the names of independent companies prior to Aero Systems’ 1993 acquisition of FluiDyne. The Company was founded in 1952.

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Renaissance Electronics & Communications, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1991, Renaissance Electronics and Communications, LLC (REC) and its wholly owned subsidiary HXI provide RF, Microwave and Millimeter Wave solutions for Military and Commercial applications. The company’s product line features Ferrites (Isolators and Circulators), Electro-Mechanical Switches, Switch Matrices, Fixed Attenuators, Power Combiners, Power Dividers, Products for Base Station Applications, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Wireless Transceivers, Low Noise Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, Mixers & Detectors, Gunn Oscillators & VCOs, Frequency Multipliers, PIN Switches & Attenuators, and Millimeter Wave Radios. End markets include the Military, Avionics, Industrial, and Consumer Sectors. Renaissance is headquartered in Harvard, Massachusetts.

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Avanti Products, LLC

Management Buyout of Owners

Avanti Products, LLC is a leader in the compact consumer appliance industry specializing in the design and distribution of refrigerators, wine and beer coolers, microwaves, gas & electric ranges, water dispensers, laundry machines, and other compact appliances. Customers include over 300 distributors, wholesalers, retailers, hotels, and online merchants, and Avanti products are ultimately sold at over 7,000 retail locations. Target consumers include college students (dorm rooms), retirees (RV outfitting), and commercial industries such as restaurants, offices, and the hospitality industry. The Company was founded in 1973 and is headquartered in Miami, FL. The Company maintains distribution centers located in Miami, California, and New Jersey. Avanti performs in-house design, engineering and quality control work; however 99% of its products are manufactured overseas.

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CPS Distributors, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owner

CPS Distributors, Inc. is the largest wholesale distributor of professional pump, irrigation and landscape supplies in the Rocky Mountain Region. Products include 1) turf and irrigation equipment; 2) central irrigation control systems; 3) industrial, commercial and residential pumps; 4) landscape and hardscape products such as weed barrier fabric, tools, fertilizer, and pavers; 5) landscape lighting and accessories; 6) ponds and water feature products and accessories; and 7) outdoor kitchens. Customers include contractors for commercial facilities and municipalities; landscape contractors; and residential and maintenance contractors. The Company was founded in 1890 and is headquartered in Westminster, CO (a suburb of Denver). The Company has a total of 11 locations with 9 in Colorado and 2 in Wyoming.

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Day Motor Sports, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1971, Day Motor Sports is a leading catalog distributor of auto parts and accessories for the circle track racing industry. Day offers more than 11,200 SKUs from more than 90 vendors and manufacturers providing customers with a complete line of circle track parts. The Company can provide the parts and advice to build a complete circle track racecar from the engine block to the starting line. Day is headquartered in Tyler, Texas.

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Alpha Technics, Inc.

Management Buyout of Corporate Divestiture

Founded in 1979, Alpha Technics is an electronics manufacturing service provider that designs and manufactures temperature sensors, sensor assemblies and precision thermometry instruments used in medical, biotech/life sciences and general industrial OEM and end-user applications. The company's engineering, operations and administrative management are located in Oceanside, CA while its manufacturing facilities are located in Tecate, Mexico and Xiamen, China.

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Becker Glove International, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Becker Glove is a wholesale distributor of a diversified product line consisting of specialty seasonal apparel including gloves, headwear, scarves, socks, and ski and sport gloves/mittens for men, women and children. The Company sources all of its products from Asia and serves a broad spectrum of North American retailers with its proprietary brands. Becker Glove is headquartered in Saint Louis, Missouri and was founded in 1922.

ATC

International Systems of America, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

International Systems of America, LLC provides inspection, maintenance and repair services and sells new and repaired and remanufactured parts for energy management, building automation, fire and security systems. The Company’s client base includes military bases, universities, prisons, office complexes, convention facilities, hospitals, hotels and casinos. ISA was founded in 1985 and is located in Louisville, Kentucky.

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Air Transport Components, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Air Transport Components, LLC is a Federal Aviation Administration (“FAA”) licensed repair shop which overhauls, repairs, and evaluates commercial airliner parts for the world jet-powered civil aviation fleet. The Company operates under an FAA 145 license which authorizes the operation of a repair station within the U.S air transport maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) industry. The Company competes in a fragmented market, but has the expertise and diverse capabilities necessary to provide service for most major commercial aircraft companies. The Company is headquartered in Tempe, Arizona and was founded in 1998.

Street

Street & Co., LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Street & Co., LLC is a multimedia systems integration firm focused on the engineering, design, installation and service of audiovisual, videoconferencing, data center cabling, video-streaming, and digital signage solutions. The Company serves both commercial and not-for-profit clients in all industries, with a special focus on the education and government markets. The Company is headquartered outside Richmond, Virginia and was founded in 1991.

Belt

Advantage Medical Professionals, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Based in New Orleans, LA, Advantage Medical Professionals, LLC is a nurse staffing company that has Louisiana offices in New Orleans, Baton Rouge, Lafayette, Shreveport, and Covington; Texas offices in Dallas, Houston, and San Antonio; and a Mississippi office in Gulfport. The company was founded in 1984.

 

Thomas Pipe

Thomas Pipe & Supply, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Thomas Pipe is a value added distributor of industrial pipe, valves, fittings and flanges (PVF) to the MRO and industrial markets. The company is the largest PVF distributor in the state of Arizona. Customers include industrial contractors, manufacturing facilities, hospitals, schools, service contractors, power plants and original equipment manufacturers. Founded in 1983, Thomas is located in Phoenix, Arizona.

Myco

Myco Trailers, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Myco is a leading provider of custom designed boat trailers marketed exclusively to the high performance (offshore racing and poker run recreation) boating industry and to various governments for military use. The company distributes to both a national and international client base. Founded in 1974, Myco's headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Bradenton, Florida.

Target

Target Distributing

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

Target Distributing is a national wholesale distributor of convergence communications technologies, including commercial telecommunications products, Voice Over IP solutions, datacom products, security systems, audio and video conferencing systems and professional audio/video products. In business since 1975, Target is committed to providing the broadest product selection, most competitive pricing, high in-stock levels, rapid delivery, outstanding technical support and customer service, and the most in-depth sales training in the industry. Target’s customers include telecom and datacom dealers, resellers, interconnects, VAR’s and various government entities.


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Magnum Systems, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Magnum Systems, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of pneumatic conveying systems and packaging systems for powder and bulk solids through its Smoot and Taylor Products lines. The company’s customers process grain, seeds, cereals, sugar, flour, plastic pellets, plastic powder, sand, cement, fly ash, fertilizers, granulate chemicals and other bulk solids. Magnum is headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas and also has a facility in Parsons, Kansas. The two companies that were merged in 2000 to form Magnum were founded in 1960 and 1969.

Metro Boiler Tube

Metro Boiler Tube Company, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

Established in 1989, Metro distributes, fabricates, and cuts tubing used in boilers serving a diverse group of industries including electrical utilities, pulp and paper, petrochemical, sugar, and numerous mechanical contractors. The company has its headquarters and main operations in Ringgold, GA and also has a facility in Gonzalez, LA.

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Nth Degree, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Nth Degree, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world’s leading face-to-face marketing companies. The company, founded in 1979, provides event and trade show marketing and management and installation and dismantle services to more than 1,100 clients for more than 7,500 projects worldwide each year. Nth Degree has 21 North American offices, including all major convention cities, and locations in England, Germany, and China.

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OFM, LLC

Family Succession Buyout

OFM, LLC is a leading designer and distributor of branded office furniture. The Company sells and distributes a wide array of office furniture products throughout the United States and Canada. OFM offers its customers over 3,600 product SKUs including such categories as chairs, tables and desks, cubicles, storage, and miscellaneous accessories. The Company is headquartered in Holly Springs, NC and maintains a distribution facility in Phoenix, AZ. OFM was founded in 1995.

Ships

Calling All Ships, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Established in 1986, Calling All Ships is a distributor of health and beauty aids, candy and sundry products to the cruise line industry and other hospitality industries. The company is based in Miami, Florida.

Southern Filter

Southern Filter Media, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1973 and located in Chattanooga, TN, Southern Filter Media is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality wet and dry environmental filtration products for application in various industries including aluminum, asphalt, cement, chemicals, foodstuffs, furniture, grain, mining, pharmaceuticals, steel, and woodworking.

Belt

Belt Power, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Established in 1989, Belt Power is the Southeast's leading value-added distributor and fabricator of conveyor belts, belting accessories, conveyer components as well as a full line of rubber, hose and gasket products. The company's primary customers are in the food processing markets. Belt Power has its headquarters and main operations in Smyrna, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) and also has a facility in Charlotte, NC.

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Van Pool Transportation LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Based in Wilbraham, MA, Van Pool Transportation LLC provides transportation to and from school for special needs children. Van Pool is the dominant provider of this service in its region. Van Pool serves more than 35 school districts across New England. The company was founded in 1980.

Lamm

Lamm Food Service, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Lamm Food Service, LLC is a full line foodservice distributor. The Company distributes food to institutions such as prisons, schools and hospitals throughout Louisiana. Lamm also distributes food into many local and regional retailers such as restaurants and small grocery and convenience stores. The Company is located in Lafayette, Louisiana and was founded in 1972.

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Challenger Lifts, Inc./Quality Lifts, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Challenger Lifts specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of a comprehensive line of automotive lifts, jacks and accessories. Challenger sells its products through a nationwide authorized distributor network. Quality Lifts sells the same types of lifts to the residential/consumer market. Challenger and Quality are headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and were founded in 1983 and 2001, respectively.

Douglas Machines

Douglas Machines Corp.

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-off

Douglas Machines is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of stainless steel washing and sanitizing equipment and systems principally for Bakery, Food Processing, Food Service and Distribution industries.  Founded in 1979, Douglas is based in Clearwater, Florida.

Fleet Products

Fleet Acquisitions, LLC (dba Fleet Products)

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-Off

Fleet Products is a leading bumper-to-bumper distributor of heavy duty truck parts with locations in Tampa, Clearwater and Lakeland, Florida. The company was founded in 1985 and has approximately 90 employees. Fleet's primary customers include municipalities, utilities, and construction companies.

TU LLC

TU L.L.C.

Recapitalization

TU L.L.C., consisting of two affiliated companies, Telephone Repair Innovations and Development, Inc. ("Triad") and Universal Communications, Inc. ("Universal"), is a leading telecommunications equipment repair, refurbishing and sales company. Through Triad, the company tests, repairs, refurbishes and sells electronic customer premises equipment, primarily multi-line and single-line business phones. Through Universal, the company repairs, refurbishes and sells public communications telephone equipment (payphones). Company headquarters are in Warren, Ohio, and other facilities are located in North Carolina, Georgia and Alabama.

AmBath

AmBath/ReBath, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners Rebath

Headquartered near Phoenix, Arizona, AmBath manufactures and installs bathtub liners, wall systems, shower liners and vanity tops in hotels. The company began operations in 1979. AmBath now controls an estimated 80% of the hotel bathroom liner retrofit industry. Every major hotel and motel chain in the country uses AmBath products. In 1991, AmBath created ReBath to sell the same products to residential customers through a network of franchisees. With locations nationwide ReBath was ranked #1 in its category by Entrepreneur's Franchise 500 listing.

Keltner


Keltner Enterprises, LLC/KK&T Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners KK&T


Keltner is a leading distributor of motor oil, chemicals and parts to an expansive customer base.  KK&T is a transportation company that serves as a freight provider to Keltner Distribution. Founded in 1952, Keltner is located in Springfield, Missouri.

Hobby Lobby

Hobby-Lobby International, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owner

Hobby Lobby is a leading distributor and retailer of model airplanes, helicopters, boats and accessories. The company was founded in 1964 and is located in Brentwood, Tennessee. Hobby Lobby sells its merchandise over the Internet, through mail-order catalogs, walk-in traffic and other smaller hobby shops.

Gammaloy

Gammaloy Holdings, L.P.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Gammaloy Holdings, L.P. primarily rents non-magnetic drill collars, subs and stabilizers to directional and horizontal drilling companies, oil and gas companies, and non-conventional users, such as river and utility crossing companies. Gammaloy also has machine shops, which support operations as well as perform work for other oil service companies. Additionally, the company rents steel stabilizers and subs plus provides inspection services for all down-hole drilling tools and equipment. Gammaloy was initially founded in 1952 as National Directional Service Company with the purpose of distributing non-magnetic drill collars for the National Supply Company. In 1955, the Cree family purchased the company and changed its name to Gammaloy, Ltd.

TN Mat

Tennessee Mat Company, Inc.

Family Succession Buyout

Located in Nashville, Tennessee, and founded in 1950, Tennessee Mat Company manufactures commercial matting products -- everything from entrance mats to anti-fatigue products to wheel chocks. In the fifty years since its inception, Tennessee Mat Company has significantly contributed to the advancement of matting technology and was the first to introduce anti-fatigue matting in 1963.

Hackett

Hackett Precision Company

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-Off

Hackett Precision Company ("HPC") was established in 1960 as a tooling and special machinery builder in Nashville, Tennessee. In June 1989, GCA and HPC management purchased HPC from Gleason Corporation. HPC's niche since its founding has been to provide top quality and on time deliveries. HPC has built on this track record and progressively grown its manufacturing operations. The services HPC performs, be it furnishing small replacement parts or complex robotics, have made it as diversified as its customers' requirements.

Cumberland Optical

Cumberland Optical Company, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Founded in 1959, Cumberland Optical, Inc. is middle Tennessee's largest independently owned full service optical lab. The company grinds, tints and coats eyeglass lenses as well as distributes eyeglass frames to individually owned and operated ophthalmologist and optometrist offices. The company primarily serves the area within a 400-mile radius of Nashville, Tennessee, Kentucky, Mississippi, Arkansas, North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, Florida and Alabama.

Dayton Parts

Dayton Parts Holdings, L.L.C.

Management Buyout of Public Division Spin-Off

Dayton Parts is a leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer replacement parts. The company manufactures aftermarket leaf springs and is a full-line distributor of heavy-duty undercarriage replacement parts, such as springs, brake and wheel-end suspensions, and steering components. Dayton was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania.

EFT Source

EFT Source, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

EFT Source, Inc. was established in 1986 and is based in Nashville, Tennessee. EFT personalizes plastic cards, primarily financial institution debit cards. The company's services include card graphics design, printing, encoding, embossing, and data processing services related to plastic card management and issuance. EFT primarily targets small to medium sized financial institutions.

S&K Associates, Inc.

Add-On Acquisition for EFT Source

S&K Associates is located near Boston, Massachusetts, and has been in business since 1979. The company performs card conversion work for financial institutions as well as embosses ATM cards and debit cards. EFT has been a vendor to S&K for a number of years providing services relating to debit cards. This acquisition provides EFT with New England presence as well as an entrance into the card conversion business.

Narcote

Narcote, L.L.C.

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-Off

Located in Piney Flats, Tennessee, Narcote L.L.C. coats and laminates a variety of fabrics such as cotton, polyester, nylon and rayon. These fabrics are used in various end user markets including allergy bedding protection, infant bibs, outerwear, and incontinent items. Narcote was created in 1955 as a division of North American Rayon to treat knitted rayon with polyvinyl chloride (PVC). Narcote coats and laminates for a variety of customers on a commission basis as well as offers a complete line of finished barrier fabrics.

Ouimet

Ouimet Industries, Inc.

Management Buyout of Absentee Owner

Ouimet Industries, Inc. ("Ouimet") was formed in Massachusetts in 1940 by Emil Ouimet to produce leather shoe trim products for the footwear industry. The Nashville, Tennessee, operations were commenced in the late 1940's. By 1989 the manufacturing operations in Massachusetts had been fully relocated to Nashville. Ouimet has expanded its product lines and customer base and today manufactures and sells vinyl and canvas material to the medical, shoe, belt, bookbinding, and small leather products industries. Products are sold in rolls of various thickness, colors, and patterns to companies manufacturing knee braces, footpads, canvas sneakers, boots, notebooks, and other items.

Buford Bros., Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Buford Bros., Inc. is a distributor of industrial supplies that was founded in 1837, making it one of the oldest businesses in Nashville, Tennessee. Buford Bros. carries an inventory of over 15,000 items including air equipment, cutting tools, abrasives, machine tools, hydraulic systems, lubrication equipment, material handling equipment, and electric and pneumatic tools.

Greer Stop Nut, Inc.

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-Off

Greer Stop Nut, Inc. is a leading manufacturer of specialty metal and treaded female fasteners. Greer was established in 1963 as a manufacturer of nylon insert prevailing torque nuts. GCA purchased Greer in 1992.

Gaines Manufacturing Company, Inc.

Management Buyout of Corporate Spin-Off

Based in McKenzie, Tennessee, and founded in 1952, Gaines Manufacturing Company, Inc. designs, manufactures and distributes low to medium price upholstered furniture. The furniture line consists of sofas, loveseats, chairs and sectional sofas, and the upholstery comes in a variety of fabrics and patterns.