Custom Plastic Specialties, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Founded in 1993, CPS manufacturers products that it sells exclusively to promotional product distributors. Products include water bottles, stadium cups and steins, hand fans, tote bags, desk accessories, household and personal items, and many more.  The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Erie, Pennsylvania.

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Gared Holdings, LLC

Management Buyout of Owners

Originally founded in 1922, the Gared Holdings operates under the Gared Sports, Performance Sports Systems and Gared International brand names and is a leading manufacturer and marketer of athletic equipment and custom design solutions to schools and other institutions. Products include equipment for basketball, volleyball, tennis, soccer, futsal, handball, field hockey, lacrosse, netball, baseball, football, and others. The company also manufactures indoor and outdoor custom bleachers and benches, and markets a full line of privately branded shot clocks and scoreboards. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Nobelsville, Indiana.

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L. W. Allen, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

L. W. Allen manufactures water and wastewater control systems and distributes pumps to municipal and industrial customers. The company’s electrical control solutions (marketed under the Altronex brand) provide the hardware, software and services used by operators to control water and wastewater systems. The company also designs, distributes, installs and services water and wastewater treatment pump systems. The company was founded in 1962 and is headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin.

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Canfield Technologies, LLC

Management Buyout of Corporate Divestiture

Headquartered in Sayreville, New Jersey, Canfield Technologies is a manufacturer and supplier of solder and other metal joining products for residential, commercial and industrial applications. In addition to solder, the Company’s products include fluxes, pastes, alloys and preforms, among others. The Company’s brands include Canfield, Bow, Silverflo, Silversafe, Superflow, 100% Watersafe, and Flosafe. Canfield sells to customers in a variety of end markets, including plumbing, electronics, stained glass, metal plating, and transportation. The business was originally founded in the 1800s.

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Shape LLC

Management Buyout of Owners

Originally founded in 1966, the business is a manufacturer of specialized transformers used in airport lighting, airport security systems, ultraviolet curing, water sanitation, telecom equipment and other niche applications. Products are sold direct to original equipment manufacturer customers. The company’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Addison, Illinois, a suburb of Chicago.

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Aero Systems Engineering, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owners

Aero Systems Engineering, Inc., which is based in St. Paul, Minnesota, is a leading provider of mission-critical testing and engineering services to manufacturers of jet engines and industrial gas turbines, maintenance, repair, and overhaul (“MRO”) providers and governments and militaries. ASE separates its services into three segments: 1) independent aero test lab services; 2) aerodynamic ground test facilities and services; and 3) engine test cells and services. ASE markets services under two brand names, FluiDyne and Aero Systems Engineering, which were the names of independent companies prior to Aero Systems’ 1993 acquisition of FluiDyne. The Company was founded in 1952.

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Renaissance Electronics & Communications, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1991, Renaissance Electronics and Communications, LLC (REC) and its wholly owned subsidiary HXI provide RF, Microwave and Millimeter Wave solutions for Military and Commercial applications. The company’s product line features Ferrites (Isolators and Circulators), Electro-Mechanical Switches, Switch Matrices, Fixed Attenuators, Power Combiners, Power Dividers, Products for Base Station Applications, Distributed Antenna Systems (DAS) and Wireless Transceivers, Low Noise Amplifiers, Power Amplifiers, Mixers & Detectors, Gunn Oscillators & VCOs, Frequency Multipliers, PIN Switches & Attenuators, and Millimeter Wave Radios. End markets include the Military, Avionics, Industrial, and Consumer Sectors. Renaissance is headquartered in Harvard, Massachusetts.

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Alpha Technics, Inc.

Management Buyout of Corporate Divestiture

Founded in 1979, Alpha Technics is an electronics manufacturing service provider that designs and manufactures temperature sensors, sensor assemblies and precision thermometry instruments used in medical, biotech/life sciences and general industrial OEM and end-user applications. The company’s engineering, operations and administrative management are located in Oceanside, CA while its manufacturing facilities are located in Tecate, Mexico and Xiamen, China.

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Myco Trailers, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Myco is a leading provider of custom designed boat trailers marketed exclusively to the high performance (offshore racing and poker run recreation) boating industry and to various governments for military use. The company distributes to both a national and international client base. Founded in 1974, Myco’s headquarters and manufacturing facility is located in Bradenton, Florida.

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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.