Case Studies

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Platform Search

  • CenterOak and its predecessor firm, which have managed over $1.8 billion of equity capital, retained RCKCP to acquire a new platform in the consumer services marketplace.
  • RKCP identified Colorado-based, FullSpeed Automotive™ one of the nation’s largest independent franchisors of automotive quick lube centers with 500 automotive centers across the globe.
  • FullSpeed’s brands include Grease Monkey®, SpeeDee®, LubePro’s®, Monkey Shine® car wash, Havoline® xpress lube®.
  • Subsequent to RKCP’s introduction, CenterOak acquired FullSpeed Automotive™ and is helping management to grow the business through a combination or organic initiatives and strategic acquisitions.
  • RKCP continues to work with CenterOak and FullSpeed’s management in their efforts to aggressively grow the platform through acquisitions in existing and new markets.
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Platform Search

  • Thompson Street Capital Partners, a $1.5 billion investment firm based in St. Louis, retained RKCP to help it acquire leading value-added providers of outsourced services to the healthcare sector.
  • RKCP identified Superior Health Linens, an industry leading provider of healthcare linens services operating 6 plants in Illinois and Wisconsin.
  • Subsequent to the recapitalization of Superior Health Linens, Thompson Street Capital Partners merged Superior Health Linens with Kentucky-based, Logan’s Linens, a TSCP portfolio company.
  • The combined Logan’s/Superior Linens companies operate 8 state-of-the-art plants, service healthcare clients across the upper and central Midwest, and will process in excess of 100 million pounds of healthcare linen annually.
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Platform Search

  • Trinity Hunt Partners, a $500 million investment firm based in Dallas, retained RKCP to help it partner with a leading provider of industrial cleaning and environmental services.
  • Founded in 1985 and comprised of more than 400 employees, Miller Environmental Services was identified as a premier provider of such services for the downstream, midstream and upstream hydrocarbon processing markets.
  • Miller Environmental is an attractive business because of its strong culture of safety, proprietary technology-enhanced equipment and experienced operations personnel.
  • Trinity Hunt Partners acquired the business and is providing meaningful resources to expand Miller Environmental’s reach and market share along the Gulf Coast.
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Platform Search

  • Trinity Hunt Partners, a $500 million investment firm based in Dallas, retained RKCP to help it acquire a leading manufacturer of animal nutrition products.
  • Trinity Hunt Partners previously led a very successful investment in a provider of manufacturing and packaging services for premium pet food labels.
  • After performing extensive market research, RKCP identified Mid America Pet Food as a leader in the super premium pet food industry.
  • The owner of Mid America Pet Food was only interested in a partnership with a strategic investor with expertise in the pet food industry.
  • Trinity Hunt Partners recapitalized the business and provided capital to support Mid America Pet Food’s rapid organic growth.
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Platform Search

  • Capital Southwest Corporation (NASDAQ – CSWC) a $775 million investment firm, retained RKCP to help it acquire a leading provider of industrial coatings.
  • Through its affiliates Whitmore and Jet-Lube, CSWC is an experienced investor in high-performance coatings and lubricant manufacturing operations.
  • RKCP identified Strathmore Products, the largest, independent manufacturer of specialty coatings for OEM and transportation markets.
  • As a family-owned business, Strathmore Products’ shareholders were interested in a strategic partner that would protect the legacies of the founders.
  • Capital Southwest Corporation acquired Strathmore Products and is working closely with management to fund growth opportunities in the US and overseas.
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Platform Search

  • Pfingsten Partners, a $1 billion investment firm based in Chicago, retained RKCP to help it make a meaningful investment in the equipment reliability market.
  • RKCP identified Des-Case Corporation, the leading supplier of lubrication contamination control products.
  • Des-Case was interested in a partner to assist with the recapitalization of the business, in addition to funding expansion efforts.
  • Pfingsten subsequently acquired a majority equity position in Des-Case and is working with management to grow the business.
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Platform Search

  • Berkshire Partners, an $11 billion investment firm based in Boston, retained RKCP to help it acquire a niche, value-added retailer.
  • In conjunction with an operating executive, RKCP facilitated the introduction to National Vision, Inc., which now operates over 700 optical centers in North America.
  • Nation Vision was interested in a take private transaction and raising capital to fund growth plans.
  • The business successfully completed a going private transaction and has grown significantly since the acquisition.
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Platform Search

  • Based in Miami, Pine Tree Equity Partners, a $200 million investment firm focused on the investment in and expansion of small capitalization companies, retained RKCP to acquire a leading provider of cost containment solutions for the healthcare sector.
  • RKCP identified South Carolina-based, AMCOL Systems a leading provider of revenue cycle management services focused on self-pay collections, bad debt recovery and insurance claims resolution services for hospitals, large physician groups and other healthcare providers.
  • Pine Tree recapitalized the family-owned business, allowing the founders to transition and for existing senior management to stay on and more aggressively grow the business through acquisitions.
  • RKCP continues to work with AMCOL to identify and acquire healthcare collections companies in new geographies, in addition to businesses that can provide complementary service offerings.
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Add-On Search

  • RKCP was retained by Invo Family of Companies, a leading national provider of school and community behavioral health and other therapeutic services to individuals with special needs, including Autism Spectrum Disorder.
  • Invo serves more than 60,000 children annually in the areas of occupational therapy, physical therapy, speech and language pathology, and Applied Behavioral Analysis, in schools and other community-based settings across the United States.
  • Invo is well-capitalized, backed by The Wicks Group and The Jordan Company, two leading New-York based investment firms investing in middle-market companies in industries including education.
  • RKCP identified Autism Home Supportive Services, one of the largest providers of in-home, one-on-one services to children with Autism Spectrum Disorders with multiple locations in Illinois, Colorado, and Michigan.
  • Invo subsequently acquired AHSS and is providing management with strategic resources to help the company keep up with its rapid growth.
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Add-On Search

  • Audax Group, a $5 billion investment firm based in Boston, retained RKCP to help it expand Astrodyne’s product offerings for the power supplies marketplace.
  • RKCP identified LCR Electronics, a leading manufacturer of EMI filters and electronic control products for military, telecom and commercial applications.
  • LCR was interested in divesting its power filter operations in China.
  • Astrodyne subsequently acquired LCR’s Chinese operations, which resulted in meaningful revenue growth and further expansion into international markets.
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Add-On Search

  • RKCP was retained by Insight Equity (a $1.8 billion investment firm) and A.P. Plasman, a leading provider of automotive plastics and automated painting solutions.
  • Based in Canada, A.P. Plasman has over 1,000 employees and operates six facilities in North America.
  • A.P. Plasman was interested in acquiring a provider of plating on plastics services to support its growing business.
  • RKCP identified A-Brite which offers state-of-the-art finishing capabilities for all of the major automotive OEMs.
  • A.P. Plasman successfully acquired A-Brite in an accretive transaction that was also beneficial for the selling shareholders.
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Add-On Search

  • RKCP was retained by Insight Equity (a $1.8 billion investment firm) and Dustex, a leading designer and manufacturer of multi-pollutant air pollution control equipment and systems.
  • Founded in 1947 and based in Georgia, Dustex holds over 20 patents in the APC industry.
  • Dustex was interested in acquiring a business which offered complementary technologies and access to additional markets.
  • RKCP identified Lundberg Solutions which helps clients manage emissions, improve energy efficiency, and modify evaporator systems through the recovery of chemical processing system byproducts.
  • As a result of the acquisition of Lundberg Solutions by Dustex, the acquiror’s revenues and EBITDA more than doubled.