- PE Case Studies
Aquilex Corporation ("Aquilex") was a leading global provider of critical maintenance, repair and industrial cleaning solutions to the energy industry. Aquilex’s customer base included leading global operators in the nuclear, fossil power, refinery/ petrochemical, pulp and paper and other process industries.
Associated Materials, Inc.
Associated Materials, Inc. ("AMI") was a vertically integrated manufacturer and value added distributor of exterior residential building products. The company’s core products included vinyl windows, vinyl siding, aluminum and steel siding and accessories. Products were sold on a wholesale basis through the company’s dual-distribution network in the United States and Canada, consisting of more than 120 owned supply centers and approximately 250 independent dealers.
Athletico Management Holdings, LLC ("Athletico") was a leading physical therapy business offering rehabilitation, outreach, and fitness services. The business was founded in 1991 by CEO Mark Kaufman, a licensed physical therapist and certified athletic trainer. Athletico has facilities across the Midwest and employs a team of specialists, which includes physical, and occupational therapists, certified athletic trainers, personal trainers, strength and conditioning specialists and massage therapists. In addition to facility-based rehabilitation services, Athletico provided athletic training, physical and occupational therapy, and fitness services through more than 180 affiliations, including high schools, colleges, and several major sports teams.
AxelaCare Holdings, Inc. ("AxelaCare") was a leading provider of home infusion services for chronic and acute conditions. AxelaCare was the fifth largest and one of the fastest growing national providers of home infusion treatment, supported by its patient-centric approach and clinical leadership.
Communications Supply Corporation
Communications Supply Corporation ("CSC") was the third-largest distributor of low voltage infrastructure products in the United States (per the company’s estimate) at the time of exit. More than 90% of CSC revenues were derived from sales to the enterprise segment, which included large corporations, institutions and government entities. CSC had over 10,000 active customers and bought its products from a core group of 40 manufacturers.
Driven Brands, Inc.
Driven Brands, Inc. ("Driven") was a leading franchisor in the automotive aftermarket services industry and a national franchising platform in the United States. Driven’s flagship service brands included Meineke Car Care Centers ("Meineke") and Maaco Collision Repair and Auto Painting ("Maaco"), two highly recognizable brands within the industry.
Evenflo Company, Inc.
Evenflo Company, Inc. ("Evenflo") designed, manufactured and marketed a broad range of juvenile products including car seats, strollers, safety gates, activity centers and feeding products. Evenflo sold most of its products through five major retailers: Wal-Mart, Target, Babies R Us / Toys R Us, Kmart and Burlington Coat Factory (Baby Depot department).
FCX Performance, Inc.
FCX Performance (“FCX”) is a leading distributor of highly engineered valves, instrumentation & pumps and provider of related services in the U.S. FCX provides technical, mission-critical products and value-added services to more than 15,000 end users, original equipment manufacturers and engineering and construction firms across the industrial process, oil and gas, power, life sciences, municipal and commercial markets. The Company is known for its technical application expertise and offers customers a full range of valves and automation, pumps and seals, process instruments, steam and piping products, and related equipment, all backed by a full complement of life-cycle services.
Insight Global, Inc.
Insight Global (“Insight”) is one of the fastest growing and among the top 5 providers of information technology, accounting, finance and engineering staffing solutions throughout North America. Through a network of 44 offices, Insight fills temporary and permanent staffing placements for a variety of Fortune 500 corporations.
Natural Products Group
Natural Products Group, LLC (“NPG”) was the parent of Arbonne International, LLC (“Arbonne”) and Levlad, LLC (“Levlad”). Arbonne was a leading direct marketer of personal care products including skin and anti-aging creams, bath and body washes and nutritional products. Arbonne marketed these products through a growing, multi-level marketing network of over one million independent consultants in North America, Australia and the United Kingdom. Levlad was a leading manufacturer and marketer of natural and organic personal care products for its branded products business, Nature’s Gate, and for a growing base of private label customers, including Arbonne.
New Flyer Industries, Ltd.
New Flyer Industries, Ltd. ("New Flyer") was a leading manufacturer of heavy-duty transit buses in the United States and Canada. New Flyer held the number one market share position in both the United States and Canada based on installed buses and annual deliveries.
Regency Energy Partners, LP
Regency Energy Partners, LP ("Regency", NYSE: RGP) was a publicly traded master limited partnership ("MLP") midstream natural gas services company based in Dallas, TX. The company was engaged in the gathering and processing, contract compression and transportation, fractionation and storage of natural gas and natural gas liquids with assets primarily located in Arkansas, Kansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas. Regency’s general partner was majority owned by Energy Transfer Equity, L.P. ("ETE", NYSE: ETE).
U.S. Silica Company
U.S. Silica Company ("USS") was the second largest producer of industrial sand in North America with 22% market share and the #1 or #2 positions in most of its local markets. The company supplied well-diversified, growing end markets including glass, building products, fillers/extenders, foundry, chemicals, oil and gas, matrix materials and ceramics.
VetCor is one of the largest veterinary services platforms in the nation managing over 270 veterinary hospitals across 28 states. Its hospitals provide a full range of general medical and surgical services for pets, as well as pharmacy needs and ancillary services such as boarding, grooming, and pet products. VetCor has distinguished itself by promoting the local identity of each hospital, offering a family friendly work environment, providing management, training and administrative support to its hospitals, and relying on the veterinarians of each hospital to manage their medical direction.