American Screen Art, Inc., based in Knoxville, TN, is a major supplier of high quality screen graphics to the beverage industry for applications in the vending, fountain and fleet segments. The Company also produces fleet and point-of-purchase graphics for non-beverage applications. The business was sold to a strategic buyer in October 2011.
CARSTAR, Inc., headquartered in Kansas City, MO, is the largest collision repair network in the U.S. and Canada, generating over $500 million in system-wide sales. CARSTAR operates eighteen company-owned stores in three markets and has about 370 franchised locations in 25 states and Canada. The Company is dedicated to expanding its network and providing value added solutions to the insurance community and their policyholders in this $25 billion industry. This Company was sold to a private equity firm in May 2008.
F.B. Leopold Company is a leading provider of proprietary water filtration products for public water systems in the United States and internationally. The company engineers-to-order, markets and manufactures key components for large public works projects. This Company was sold to Thames Water Company of the UK in 1993.
Loyaltyworks, Inc., based in Atlanta, GA, is a leading company in the loyalty and incentive marketplace. Loyaltywork’s core products include a loyalty points product (similar to airline frequent flyer miles) which can be delivered over the internet and promotional vacation certificates redeemable for vacation packages. This business was sold to a strategic buyer in July 2009.
Octane5 International, LLC, based in Alpharetta, GA, is a leading provider of software and brand security solutions to the licensing departments of many of the world's most recognizable brands. With a solution that supports the brands' management of their licensing programs from vendor contracts to consumer interaction, Octane5 is creating a heretofore-unavailable solution to the marketplace.
PaySys International, Inc. is an Atlanta, Georgia software company with offices throughout the world that markets proprietary electronic commerce software for processing, billing and settling of transactions by financial institutions and retailers. The Company’s primary operations were sold to First Data Resources, Inc. in April 2001.
PolyVision Inc., the world’s leading manufacturer of visual communication and collaborative tools for the education, office and government markets. PolyVision was a publicly traded company consisting of six operating divisions located in the U.S. and Europe. PolyVision was acquired by Steelcase Corporation in 2001.
Sherman & Reilly, Inc, based in Chattanooga, TN, is a 85+ year old leading provider of overhead and underground cable installation equipment and tools for the electric utility industry. The company was acquired from the founding family and led through a major renewal of its products and market position. The company was sold to Textron, a Fortune-250 company, in May 2013.
Sports & Recreation, Inc. was a leading retailer in the “big-box” sporting goods industry. The Company operated stores throughout the Southeastern United States. This Company went public in September 1993.
VCG, Inc., headquartered in Atlanta, GA, develops markets and supports software systems for IT staffing firms, consulting firms, executive search firms and other temporary staffing providers. In March 2001 VCG acquired Caldwell-Spartin, Inc., a key competitor in the temporary staffing marketplace. The business was subsequently sold to a strategic partner.
VisAer, Inc. based in Wilmington, Massachusetts, is a provider of software solutions to the aviation maintenance, and repair and overhaul markets. The company offers solutions for tracking and managing the parts and repair process, while in the process creating a “medical record” for each aircraft. A co-investor acquired total control of the business in 2005