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Magnum Systems, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Magnum Systems, Inc. is a leading designer and manufacturer of pneumatic conveying systems and packaging systems for powder and bulk solids through its Smoot and Taylor Products lines. The company’s customers process grain, seeds, cereals, sugar, flour, plastic pellets, plastic powder, sand, cement, fly ash, fertilizers, granulate chemicals and other bulk solids. Magnum is headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas and also has a facility in Parsons, Kansas. The two companies that were merged in 2000 to form Magnum were founded in 1960 and 1969.

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Metro Boiler Tube Company, Inc.

Management Buyout of Retiring Owners

Established in 1989, Metro distributes, fabricates, and cuts tubing used in boilers serving a diverse group of industries including electrical utilities, pulp and paper, petrochemical, sugar, and numerous mechanical contractors. The company has its headquarters and main operations in Ringgold, GA and also has a facility in Gonzalez, LA.

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Nth Degree, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Nth Degree, based in Atlanta, Georgia, is one of the world’s leading face-to-face marketing companies. The company, founded in 1979, provides event and trade show marketing and management and installation and dismantle services to more than 1,100 clients for more than 7,500 projects worldwide each year. Nth Degree has 21 North American offices, including all major convention cities, and locations in England, Germany, and China.

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OFM, LLC

Family Succession Buyout

OFM, LLC is a leading designer and distributor of branded office furniture. The Company sells and distributes a wide array of office furniture products throughout the United States and Canada. OFM offers its customers over 3,600 product SKUs including such categories as chairs, tables and desks, cubicles, storage, and miscellaneous accessories. The Company is headquartered in Holly Springs, NC and maintains a distribution facility in Phoenix, AZ. OFM was founded in 1995.

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Calling All Ships, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Established in 1986, Calling All Ships is a distributor of health and beauty aids, candy and sundry products to the cruise line industry and other hospitality industries. The company is based in Miami, Florida.

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Southern Filter Media, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1973 and located in Chattanooga, TN, Southern Filter Media is a manufacturer and distributor of high-quality wet and dry environmental filtration products for application in various industries including aluminum, asphalt, cement, chemicals, foodstuffs, furniture, grain, mining, pharmaceuticals, steel, and woodworking.

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Belt Power, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Established in 1989, Belt Power is the Southeast’s leading value-added distributor and fabricator of conveyor belts, belting accessories, conveyer components as well as a full line of rubber, hose and gasket products. The company’s primary customers are in the food processing markets. Belt Power has its headquarters and main operations in Smyrna, GA (a suburb of Atlanta) and also has a facility in Charlotte, NC.

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Van Pool Transportation LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Based in Wilbraham, MA, Van Pool Transportation LLC provides transportation to and from school for special needs children. Van Pool is the dominant provider of this service in its region. Van Pool serves more than 35 school districts across New England. The company was founded in 1980.

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Lamm Food Service, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Lamm Food Service, LLC is a full line foodservice distributor. The Company distributes food to institutions such as prisons, schools and hospitals throughout Louisiana. Lamm also distributes food into many local and regional retailers such as restaurants and small grocery and convenience stores. The Company is located in Lafayette, Louisiana and was founded in 1972.

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Challenger Lifts, Inc./Quality Lifts, LLC

Management Buyout of Retiring Owner

Challenger Lifts specializes in the design, manufacture and distribution of a comprehensive line of automotive lifts, jacks and accessories. Challenger sells its products through a nationwide authorized distributor network. Quality Lifts sells the same types of lifts to the residential/consumer market. Challenger and Quality are headquartered in Louisville, Kentucky and were founded in 1983 and 2001, respectively.