Portfolio: Representative Past Investments

Drilltec
Houston, TX
Manufacturing
August 1998 | Buyout

Drilltec is a leading producer of tubular thread protectors and pipe packaging systems. The company has established industry standards for protection of tubular goods against costly damage caused by corrosion or impact.

The Color Factory, Inc.
Sun Valley, CA
Manufacturing
June 1998 | Growth Financing

The Color Factory is a contract developer and manufacturer of cosmetics and skin care for national and international brands.

Nursefinders
Arlington, TX
Healthcare
January 1998 | Buyout

Nursefinders is a provider of comprehensive workforce solutions and health care staffing, providing temporary and permanent staff to fill physician, nursing and allied health care positions in a variety of health care settings and assignment lengths. The company is currently owned by AMN Healthcare Company, the largest provider of such services in the country.

Wilton Industries, Inc.
Woodridge, IL
Consumer Products
January 1998 | Recapitalization

Wilton is a manufacturer of confectionary products and baking decorations.

Gibson Guitar
Nashville, TN
Manufacturing
October 1997 | Growth Financing

Gibson Guitar is an iconic manufacturer of electric and acoustic guitars, pianos, and accessories. The company has a tradition of quality and innovation dating back over 100 years.

Candlewood Hotel Company
Atlanta, GA
Consumer Services
September 1997 | Growth Financing

Candlewood Suites is a chain of extended-stay hotels focused primarily on business travelers.

Auto Radiator Sales
Buffalo, NY
Distribution
June 1997 | Recapitalization

ARS was a leading independent importer of aftermarket radiators for the U.S. market and is now part of Visteon Climate Control Systems.

Au Bon Pain Co., Inc.
Boston, MA
Restaurant
August 1996 | Recapitalization

Au Bon Pain is a fast-casual bakery and cafe chain with locations throughout the U.S., India, South Korea and Thailand.

Julius Koch
New Bedford, MA
Manufacturing
July 1996 | Management Buy-out

Julius Koch develops and manufactures high-quality cords and threads for a variety of purposes. The company is a leading supplier to the sunscreening industry, delivering cords, ladder strings, tapes, and other related articles for Venetian blinds and sunscreening products.

Kirkland's Inc.
Jackson, TN
Consumer Products
June 1996 | Recapitalization

Kirkland's is a retail chain that sells home decor, specializing in furnishings, accessories and gifts. The company has over 300 locations in 30 states.

Liberty-Pittsburgh Systems
Pittsburgh, PA
Business Services
December 1995 | Buyout

Liberty-Pittsburgh Systems is a leading provider of forms and tagging systems for the dry cleaning industry.

Colorado Prime
Farmingdale, NY
Consumer Products
December 1995 | Recapitalization

Colorado Prime Foods is a seller of the finest meats and seafoods, delivered directly to non-commercial customers.

Radio One
Silver Spring, MD
Media
June 1995 | Add-on Acquisition

Radio One, Inc. is an urban-oriented, multi-media company that primarily targets African-American and urban consumers. It is the largest radio broadcasting operation that primarily targets African-American and urban listeners.

Kirker Enterprises, Inc.
Paterson, NJ
Manufacturing
April 1995 | Buyout

Kirker Enterprises is a leader in the development and manufacturing of innovative nail products.

KC Masterpiece
Shawnee Mission, KS
Restaurant
October 1994 | Growth Financing

KC Masterpiece is a midwest-based chain of restaurants based on the well-known brand of barbecue sauces, seasonings, and marinades.

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