Extensive experience leading mergers and acquisitions

Technology-Based Business Services


Largest Microsoft Dynamics CRM partner in North America

Acquired by HCL Technologies (India)

SaaS fuel tax processing software and compliance and reporting services

Acquired by Ceridian Corporation

Best Security

Integrator of security solutions for the retail industry

Acquired by Prosegur (Spain)

Zepol Corporation

Global business intelligence database of multi-national trade

Acquired by Datamyne, Inc.

SaaS-based energy efficiency tools and consultancy for  governmental and commercial buildings

Acquired by EYP, Inc., a portfolio company of Long Point Capital


First nationwide live database of bankruptcies

Acquired by Dolan Media Company


First nationwide database of deceased people

Acquired by Norwest Equity Partners

Direct-to-Consumer and Enthusiast


Direct-to-consumer, high-end quilting machines for dedicated enthusiasts

Acquired by LFM Capital

The largest eCommerce supplier of higher-end decking materials to consumers

Acquired by Harbour Group

Leading content provider and marketplace for saltwater aquarium enthusiasts

Acquired by Bertram Capital Management

Largest source for used, re-manufactured agricultural equipment parts sold through stores and eCommerce

Acquired by Kinderhook Industries

FourCubed Management

Affiliate marketing to online sports gambling market in Eastern Europe

Acquired by SharpLink Gaming, LTD (NASDAQ: SBET)

The Gold Center

Largest independent distributor of United States government issued commemorative coins, and purchaser of precious metal products from consumers

Acquired by private investors

Niche Manufacturing

Designer and manufacturer of innovative furniture for the education markets

Acquired by Steelcase Corporation (NYSE: SCC)


Designer of after-market marine products for the recreational boating industry

Acquired by CMP Group (British Columbia), a unit of Ironbridge Equity Partners (Toronto)

Oxbo International, Inc.

Manufacturer of branded, niche harvesting equipment (fruits and nuts)

Acquired by Ploeger Agro BV (Netherlands)

Pride Engineering, Inc.

Designer and manufacturer of proprietary tooling for the can-making industry

Acquired by May River Capital

Edmeyer, Inc.

Designer and manufacturer of packaging systems for the dairy industry

Acquired by Thiele Technologies, Inc., a privately-owned manufacturer of packaging equipment

Circuit Check, Inc.

Designer and manufacturer of test fixtures and equipment for electronic product manufacturing industries

Acquired by Tonka Bay Equity Partners, LLC

Custom Rock Formliner

Designer and manufacturer of forms for decorative facades and finishes for the building, bridge and road construction markets

Acquired by private investor

Industrial & Commercial Services

Pentagon Technologies, Inc.

Leading provider of mission-critical manufacturing support services, contamination detection, and protection products to the semiconductor, pharmaceutical, microelectronic and solar industries

Acquired by private investors

Electrochem Solutions, Inc.

Applicator of technical coatings on semiconductor equipment parts

Acquired by Pioneer Metal Finishing

Leading provider of turbine rebuild and repair services to the wind industry

Acquired by The Riverside Companies

Merrill Corporation, Real Estate Franchise Business

On-demand printing for professional service firms

Acquired by Xpressdocs (HarbourVest Partners and Polaris Venture Partners)

Trient Technologies

Converter of thin films and other technical materials for automotive, medical and other OEM and aftermarket products

Acquired by EIS, Inc.

RT Dygert International, Inc.

Distributor and fabricator of technical rubber and plastic products to multiple OEM markets

Acquired by Diploma PLC (U.K.)

Motion Tech Automation Services

Distributor of motion control and electro-mechanical products and services to industrial and commercial markets

Acquired by Cardinal Equity Partners

Cherne Contracting Corporation

Innovative union contractor in energy and power industries

Acquired by Kiewit Corporation

Lakehead Constructors, Inc.

Heavy maintenance and turnaround services to the steel and power industries

Acquired by management and investors

Medical Product Manufacturing & Healthcare Services

Emerald Medical Services

Singapore-based engineer and manufacturer of complex medical catheters

Acquired by IntriCon Corporation (NASDAQ: IIN)

Via Biomedical

Manufacturer of specialty catheters

Acquired by W.C. Heraeus GmbH

Top Tool, Inc.

Contract manufacturer of components for medical product OEMs

Acquired by Cirtec Medical Corp.

CarTika Medical, Inc.

Manufacturer of catheters and other medical delivery products

Acquired by Teleflex Medical OEM (NYSE: TFX)

Inlet Medical, Inc.

Proprietary laparoscopic surgical tools

Acquired by Cooper Surgical, Inc. (NYSE: COO)

Vadnais Technologies, Inc.

Manufacturer of highly engineered micro coils

Acquired by W.C. Heraeus GmbH

Technical Services for Electronics, Inc.

Designer and assembler of connection products for medical product OEMs

Acquired by Pfingsten Partners

Unit of Synovis Life Technologies, Inc.

Contract manufacturer of medical product components

Acquired by W.C. Heraeus GmbH

BIOMEC Cardiovascular

Designer and manufacturer of complex leads

Acquired by Enpath Medical Inc.

Portable X-Ray and EKG, Inc.

Mobile medical imaging services

Acquired by Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ: OTTR)

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