Bargain Barn, Inc.

Management Buyout of Owner

Founded in 1974, Bargain Barn, which operates as United Grocery Outlet and GO Grocery Outlet, is one of the largest close-out grocery outlets in the eastern United States.  The company operates 37 locations across Tennessee, North Carolina, Georgia, Kentucky, and Alabama and specializes selling closeouts, factory seconds, irregulars, and close-dated products.

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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Pyramyd Air, LLC

Management Buyout of Owner

Pyramyd Air, LLC is a distributor of air guns, airsoft guns and BB guns, as well as ammunition and related parts and accessories. Pyramyd distributes over 8,500 SKUs, including over 4,500 guns and over 4,000 accessories, including ammunition, practice targets, cleaning products and other outdoor and recreational products. The Company’s products are distributed through its branded Pyramyd Air, AirGun Depot and Air Venturi websites. The Company was founded in 1996 and is headquartered in Solon, Ohio.

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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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Newman Associates

Management Buyout of Owner

Based in Canton, Massachusetts, Newman Associates is a value-added distributor of pipe support systems primarily serving mechanical, electrical, plumbing and fire protection contractors in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic states. In addition to supplying pipe hangers, struts and other hardware, Newman provides design, engineering and fabrication services allowing for a coordinated single point of contact for its customers. Newman was founded in 1964.

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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.