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Investment Date: March 2017

WestCongress Insurance Services LLC (“WestCongress”) is a specialty insurance producer. WestCongress, a coverholder with Lloyd's of London, currently offers commercial general liability and commercial excess liability insurance solutions for targeted small and middle-market risks in the energy, artisan contractor and security industries. 

Fortis Energy Services

Investment Date: December 2012

Fortis Energy Services, Inc. is a leading oil and gas service company in the USA specializing in well completions, work-overs, maintenance and plugging. Headquartered in Michigan, Fortis is active throughout the Marcellus, Utica and Bakken shale plays.

Campbell Grinder Company

Investment Date: December 2010

Founded in 1969, Campbell Grinder is a leading process design, layout and engineering services firm focused on the design and assembly of premium quality grinding machines. The company also serves as an outsourced engineering team for its customers, designing and assembling value-added, turnkey solutions for complex manufacturing processes.

Dixie Chemical Corporation

Investment Date: July 2006

Dixie Chemical is a market leader in high performance specialty chemicals for Thermoset Coatings and Composites, Paper, Fuel and Lubricant Additives, and Functional Fluids. Dixie fosters a creative and collaborative culture, using Open Innovation for new product development and business growth. Dixie is committed to operational excellence and sustainability through a triple-bottom line of strong financial performance and growth, robust integrated management systems for Quality, Safety and Environment, and community involvement. Dixie Chemical is located in the Bayport Industrial District, near the Port of Houston, and exports its products to over 40 countries.


Child Development Schools

Investment Date: May 2006

Headquartered in Columbus, GA, Child Development Schools (CDS) is the fourth largest for-profit preschool education and early care provider in North America, focusing on three primary educational segments including preschool readiness, childcare, and after-school programs. Operating under the brands "Childcare Network" and "Sunrise Preschools", CDS serves over 30,000 children at ages ranging from six weeks to twelve years. Founded in 1989, the company has grown from five schools in 1992 to over 265 schools.

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David Evans Foods

David Evans Foods

Investment Date: January 2016

Clearbrook Farms and Robert Rothschild Farm collectively go to market as David Evans Foods and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. Clearbrook, acquired in January 2016, is known for its clean-label all-natural jams, jellies, fruit fillings, preserves, fruit butters and dessert sauces. Robert Rothschild Farm, acquired in May 2017, is known for its strong brand reputation associated with authentic sauces, dips, marinades, and preserves. Collectively, David Evans Foods represents a premium manufacturer of gourmet sauces, preserves, dips and spreads.

Polyair Inter Pack

Investment Date: June 2004

Headquartered in Toronto, Polyair is a North American manufacturer and marketer of protective packaging products, bubble cushioning, plastic and paper bubble mailers, foam, foam laminates, thermal packaging and integrated packaging systems.


Investment Date: December 2013, December 2011 & November 2009

Dialog Direct is a marketing and customer engagement solution provider focused on helping brands connect and engage with their customers to generate leads, increase sales and provide superior customer engagement solutions that create remarkable experiences. They do this by creating personalized and relevant dialogue throughout the entire customer journey.

The company applies their passion of creating remarkable long-standing engagements to four distinct areas along the customer journey – lead generation, lead nurturing, sales and customer support.

Dialog Direct’s solutions complement each other for the total customer experience. Sourced individually or leveraged together, their focus is to deliver on your desired outcome.

Rimrock Corporation

Investment Date: December 1999

Rimrock is the leading North American developer of productivity solutions for the aluminum die-casting industry, offering specialized industrial products including reciprocating spraying systems, automated metal ladlers, integrated robotic cells, part extractors, and spraying accessories. Headquartered in Columbus, OH, Rimrock also designs, manufacturers and installs material handling and part finishing systems.

Flatout Bread

Investment Date: January 2010

Founded in 1995, Flatout, Inc. produces and sells flatbread and other related products to retail groceries, mass market and club stores, and other markets. The company sells its products under the Flatout name, which enjoys brand recognition among weight-conscious and health-minded consumers. Its products, which come in a variety of regular and light flavors, provide a healthy alternative to traditional breads and are applicable to a variety of culinary uses.

Encore Rehabilitation Services

Investment Date: December 2012

Encore Rehabilitation Services is a provider of rehabilitative therapy services to skilled nursing and assisted living facilities. Encore also manages the provision of physical, occupational and speech/language therapy through its value-added Partnership Program, which adds compliance and monitoring capabilities and enables customers to increase revenue without incurring corresponding increases in operating costs. Encore is based in Farmington Hills, Michigan.

Fusion Education Group

Investment Date: June 2009

Headquartered in Grand Rapids, Michigan, Fusion Education Group operates a network of Pre-K through grade 12 schools for children with learning differences. Fusion Education Group was founded in 2007 under the name American Education Group (AEG). The organization was created to facilitate the growth of schools that specialize in individualized (one-on-one) learning.

Moosejaw Mountaineering

Investment Date: November 2009

Headquartered in Madison Heights, Michigan, Moosejaw is a leading multi-channel retailer of premium quality outdoor apparel and equipment. Moosejaw currently serves its customers through a significant online business at, through retail stores and through its seasonal catalogs. Moosejaw offers products from leading outdoor manufacturers including The North Face, Arcteryx, Patagonia, Mountain Hardwear and Black Diamond, as well as under its own Moosjaw brand.

System Development Integration

Investment Date: February 2008

SDI is a premier advisory services firm that assists leading organizations in implementing solutions that enhance operational performance and allow companies to better manage strategic assets—from 911 centers to airports to commercial real estate—through technology. The company is headquartered in Chicago.

ACE Bakery

Investment Date: February 2008

Based in Toronto, and widely recognized as a premium brand in its local markets, ACE Bakery is a specialty bread-maker that develops and markets a range of premium artisan breads under its own brand, relying on strict, traditional recipes and fresh, all-natural ingredients of the highest quality.

First Home Insurance

Investment Date: May 2005

First Home Insurance Company is a Florida-based insurance company that is licensed to underwrite homeowners and commercial residential insurance policies.

Entertainment Resource

Investment Date: March 2005

Entertainment Resource, Inc. is a distributor of home video (DVD and VHS) and other select home entertainment products to the North American grocery, drug, and specialty retail channels. ERI distributes products from all seven of the major movie studios, many of the independent movie studios, and select television-produced box sets.

First Mercury Financial Corporation

Investment Date: June 2004

With headquarters in Southfield, MI, First Mercury Financial Corporation (NYSE:FMR) underwrites liability insurance through its wholly owned managing general agent, CoverX Corporation. First Mercury primarily insures companies in the security guard, alarm, and fire safety industries; the company also has a growing business in the specialty general liability sector.

Bell & Howell

Investment Date: February 2002

Formed in 1907, Bell & Howell became a leader in imaging technology, initially in cameras and later in optical character recognition technology. The company's film equipment became the industry standard in Hollywood, and it received Academy Awards for its film equipment in 1954, 1962, 1975, and 1981. In 2001, Glencoe Capital Partners Fund II, L.P. and Glencoe Capital Partners Fund III, L.P. acquired Bell & Howell's Mail and Messaging Technologies, a recognized market leader.

Strategic Equipment & Supply

Investment Date: January 2000

Strategic Equipment and Supply Company is a leading, full-service provider of food service equipment and supply. The Company provides turnkey solutions, including: computer-aided design and layout; store remodeling; and installation, financing, and fabrication of initial and replenishment equipment and supply packages.

Specialty Foods Group

Investment Date: October 1999

Specialty Foods Group, Inc. is a leading U.S. producer and marketer of premium and private label specialty meat products.


Investment Date: March 2000

Brafasco markets and distributes industrial supplies. The Company’s products include abrasives, anchors, chains, cutting tools, headgears, and fasteners.

Golden Bear Oil Specialties

Investment Date: July 1997

Golden Bear Oil Specialties is a leader in the production of high quality naphthenic lubricating and process oils, road rejuvenating agents, asphalt and specialty petroleum based chemicals. The Company produces over 300 naphthenic oil formations and 70 specialty road and surface treatment products. Naphthenic oil production includes lube base stocks, process oils, ink oils, mosquito larvicide retardant, cotton picker oils, refrigeration feedstock oils, and grease making compounds.


Investment Date: February 1996

PlayCore, Inc. (AMEX:PCO) is the largest independent producer of commercial and consumer playground products in North America. Swing-N-Slide, Playcore’s consumer products division, is the largest producer of do-it-yourself wooden playground equipment, which it sells through over 6,000 home centers nationwide.

Lafayette American Bancorp

Investment Date: February 1994

At the time of its recapitalization in 1993, Lafayette American Bancorp was the largest independent commercial banking entity in the State of Connecticut. LABK has a long history of serving smaller middle market businesses and individuals with customized, community based banking services.

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