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Exited Portfolio


wholesale floors
Exit Date: 2015
Wholesale Floors (WFI)
WFI is the largest provider, design and installer of commercial flooring projects in the state of Arizona. WFI serves a diverse customer base ranging from hospitals and schools to restaurants and sports stadiums with a focus on the education, healthcare, municipal and corporate sectors.

Headquarters: Phoenix, Arizona

Co-Investors: SPP Mezzanine Partners II
Commercial Flooring

ABC Peanut Butter
Exit Date: 2014
ABC Peanut Butter
ABC manufactures peanut butter, peanut paste and other peanut by-products for a host of institutional and consumer markets. ABC also offers peanut blanching and roasting services. ABC was built as a custom blancher for the peanut industry serving many leading companies as a source of quality cleaned, blanched and sorted peanuts.

Headquarters: Fitzgerald, Georgia

Co-Investor: Ironwood Capital
Peanut Butter Production

Williams Controls
Exit Date: 2012
Williams Controls
Williams Controls is the leading manufacturer of electronic throttle controls for commercial vehicles. Its customers include many of the global leaders in the truck, bus, and off-road markets. It supports its customers in North America, Europe, and Asia with production facilities in Portland, Oregon, USA, Suzhou, China, and Pune, India.

Headquarters: Portland, Oregon

Co-Investor: American Capital Partners
Electronic Throttle Controls

Fab-Tech, Inc.
Exit Date: 2012
Fab-Tech is a manufacturer of modular fume exhaust and fluid transfer systems for highly corrosive environments. Fab-Tech is the preferred solution provider and the dominant worldwide market leading supplier to the semiconductor industry. Fab-Tech's systems are marketed under the PermaSheild brand.

Headquarters: Burlington, Vermont

Add-on Acquisition:
Composities USA

Co-Investors: Midwest Mezzanine Fund IV, Parkway Capital Investors & Argosy Investment Partners III
Fluid Control Systems

Vaughan Foods, Inc.
Exit Date: 2011
Vaughan Foods
Vaughan Foods is an integrated manufacturer and distributor of refrigerated foods. Vaughn distributes fresh-cut produce items along with a full array of value-added refrigerated prepared foods multiple times per week. Vaughan sells to both food service and retail sectors. Its products consist of fresh-cut vegetables, fresh-cut fruits, salad kits, prepared salads, dips, spreads, soups, sauces and side dishes.

Headquarters: Moore, Oklahoma
Food Distribution

Exit Date: 2010
Cattron is the world's largest provider of industrial portable radio remote controls, with an estimated 100,000 installed systems serving more than 10,000 customers across several industries. Cattron's RCT technology is used for cranes, locomotives, material handling equipment, mining machinery, mobile equipment, shiploaders, agricultural machinery, and virtually any equipment where the operator can be moved to a safer, more efficient location.

Headquarters: Sharpsville, Pennsylvania

Add-on Acquisitions:
Remtron and Beltpack Remote Control Technologies (2004)

Co-Investors: RFE Investment Partners & Argosy Investment Partners
Industrial Controls

Boston Ship Repair, Inc.
Exit Date: 2008
Boston Ship Repair
BSR is a vessel repair company specializing in repairing military/naval vessels and cruise ships. BSR has one of the largest dry docks with deep draft capabilities in the United States and its graving dock is the deepest in the Northeast serving customers on the East Coast of the U.S.

Headquarters: Boston, Massachusetts

Add-on Acquisitions:
Philadelphia Ship Repair (September 2007)
Ship Repair

Aladdin Food Management
Exit Date: 2008
Aladdin Food Management Services
AFM is a leading regional provider of contract food management services with an aggressive business plan for growth in its geographic territory of the eastern United States, including schools, colleges, businesses, and health care facilities throughout the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast.

Headquarters: Wheeling, West Virginia

Add-on Acquisitions:
RFitz, Vogt, & Associates (April 2007)
Ameriserve Food Service Management (January 2007)
Dowling Food Service Management (December 2004)
Collegiate Catering (January 2004)

Co-Investors: Argosy Investment Partners and Parkway Capital Investors
Food Management