Current Investments

Plainview, NY

Fortbrand Services is a leading provider of maintenance and support equipment to the global aviation industry. Fortbrand’s Ground Support Equipment business provides sales, leasing and short-term rentals of mission critical ground support equipment to airlines, ground handling companies and fixed base operators. The Company’s Airfield Maintenance Equipment business distributes and leases snow removal and maintenance equipment to airports.

We led the recapitalization of this business in March 2019, partnering with existing management and a seasoned industry executive. We are working with Fortbrand to build the premier rental and leasing platform to support the expected growth in air traffic.

Fresno, CA

LAKOS is a filtration solutions company that designs, manufactures and distributes branded water and liquid filtration products to the industrial, commercial, agricultural irrigation and residential groundwater markets. LAKOS’s core Separator products remove solids from liquids, mainly through an environmentally friendly centrifugal action. LAKOS’s mission is to be the customer’s first choice for water filtration by providing innovative and reliable solutions.

We led the recapitalization of this business in August 2018, partnering with a group of experienced industry executives as investors. We are working to build on LAKOS’s strong brand name and specialized technology to become a leading global filtration platform.

Raynham, MA

Centerline provides turnkey wireless telecommunications infrastructure services to carriers, equipment suppliers, and tower operators.  Services include project management and real estate services, outsourced maintenance services for HVAC and generator units at wireless sites, and general construction services including installation and equipment modification.  Centerline provides services across the U.S., with a particularly strong presence in the Northeast and Mid-Atlantic markets.  TowerNorth Development, an affiliated entity, is a telecommunications tower development company.

Together with Stone-Goff Partners, we led the recapitalization of this business in 2017, partnering with the owner and management.  We are working to build on Centerline’s deeply entrenched position as an outsourced partner providing high value-add services to its customers.

Concord, NC

Rhino is a value-added distributor of high-performance assembly tools and material handling equipment used in heavy manufacturing. The company’s assembly tool products include tightening devices, torque measurement tools, power tools and calibration equipment. Its material handling products include ergonomic arms, lift tables and cranes. Rhino’s mission is to identify and deliver the most innovative assembly solutions to its customers, focusing on improving quality, safety, ergonomics and productivity.

We led an investment in this business in 2017, partnering with the two co-founders/owners. We are working to build on Rhino’s innovation-oriented value proposition and to further expand its product offering and industries served.

West Chester, PA

Comstar is a full-service provider of technology and telecommunications services to corporate and institutional customers. The company’s services include cloud-based VOIP (voice-over internet protocol) phone systems, the installation and maintenance of traditional phone systems, managed IT services, network infrastructure and cabling, and the integration of security, fire and A/V systems.  Comstar’s mission is to be a customer service-oriented “one-stop shop” for the evolving technology needs of small- and medium-sized enterprises.

We led the recapitalization of this business in 2017, investing growth capital and partnering with the existing President/owner to facilitate an ownership buy-in for a long-tenured management team. We are working to support Comstar’s continued growth and expansion of service offerings, while aggressively pursuing strategic acquisitions.

Fort Worth, TX

Bluff is a leading provider of industrial equipment that enhances the safety and efficiency of loading docks and warehouses. The Company’s products, which include yard ramps, dock boards, dock levelers, safety rails, machine guards, mezzanines, stairways, work platforms and cantilever racks, are known industry-wide by the “Bluff Blue” markings, which have come to be synonymous with quality and excellence. Bluff serves the entire U.S., Canada, Central and South America, and the Caribbean through a broad distributor network supported by the Company’s five warehouses.

We led the acquisition and recapitalization of this business in 2016, partnering with existing management. We are working to build on Bluff’s pre-eminent brand by continually expanding our product offerings for our customers, and are aggressively pursuing strategic acquisitions.

North Wales, PA

Wesco is a leading provider of non-motorized material handling and warehouse safety equipment.  The Company’s diverse range of products includes drum handling equipment, hand trucks, pallet trucks, lift tables, platform trucks and related parts.  Wesco was founded in 1948, and has developed a long tradition of providing high-quality products.  The Company is a reliable source for standard equipment, as well customer-specific solutions that improve safety and product flow.

We acquired Wesco in 2017, joining it together with Bluff Manufacturing to create a comprehensive suite of material handling and warehouse safety solutions.  Aligning these two companies will greatly enhance their product offerings and geographic reach, delivering even greater value to their vast distribution networks.


Bowmanville, ON

Nordock’s products include a full line of loading dock equipment: pit-levelers, dock seals and shelters, vehicle restraints, edge-of-dock equipment, lift equipment and related parts and accessories.  Nordock is known throughout the industry for product leadership, including FLEX-LIP® and TELESCOPING-LIP™ technology.  The Company is headquartered in Bowmanville, Ontario, and was founded by current management in 2001.

We joined Nordock together with Bluff and Wesco in 2018, partnering with the Company’s management-founders, who will become owners in the combined platform.  Each of the three companies is a leader in its respective niche, and no competitor offers a comparable breadth of products.

Bethlehem, PA

Hygrade is a leading provider of components used in the manufacture of residential and commercial windows and doors. Hygrade’s products, which include stiffeners, screen frames, muntin bars, spacers and other components, are used to improve the thermal efficiency and enhance the appearance and strength of windows and doors. The Company serves customers throughout the United States and Canada, and operates out of three strategically-located facilities in Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Oregon with over 150,000 square feet of manufacturing space.

We led the recapitalization of this business in 2016, partnering with the CEO/owner. We intend to invest heavily in the business for growth, both organic and via acquisition.

Rochester, NY

Aloi is a leading designer, integrator and value-added distributor of material handling and automation solutions for the grocery, food & beverage, industrial, personal care, and automotive markets. The Company offers a large product/vendor portfolio, which it integrates with deep engineering experience and high levels of service. Solutions are designed to optimize capacity, improve workflow and safety, and reduce labor costs.

We led the recapitalization of this business in 2016, partnering with existing management. We are currently working to expand Aloi’s geographic footprint and to further deepen the capabilities offered to our customers.

Selected Prior Investments

Long Island City, NY

HHAX is a leading provider of Software-as-a-Service healthcare software solutions to the home care industry, serving both home care agencies and their Payers. HHAX’s cloud-based product offering includes one of the industry’s most robust and innovative agency management systems, and also a unique and powerful data exchange platform, eXchange Suite, that dynamically links Payers and their contracting agencies.

We originated and led this investment in 2014. McCarthy Capital and the company’s founder (who remains CEO) are the majority equity owners.

Wolfeboro, NH

GI Plastek is a value-added provider of advanced manufacturing solutions, with a specialty in manufacturing medium to large customized and highly aesthetic plastic injection molded products. The Company offers gas assist, structural foam, and standard injection processes, as well as assembly and other value-added finishing operations.

We worked with management to acquire this orphaned business from its owner, a real estate investment trust, in 2009. We invested heavily in growth initiatives, and ultimately sold the company in 2015 to a publicly-traded investment company and certain members of management

Seattle, WA

Connect-Air is a leading specialty distributor of low-voltage wire and cable products used in critical building applications, primarily HVAC, security, and fire alarm systems. The Company has a large national footprint, with eight locations throughout the US and Canada, and enjoys an outstanding reputation for customer service.

We acquired the company in 2008 from its founders. After seven years, we exited our investment in 2015 when the business was sold to EIS, a subsidiary of Genuine Parts Company, a Fortune 500 business, where it continues to operate as a subsidiary.

Toledo, OH

Impact Products is one of the largest manufacturers and distributors of (non-chemical) cleaning, maintenance and safety supplies, products and equipment in the United States.  The Company serves diverse end markets, including Jan/San, Foodservice, Safety, Office Products, Healthcare, Industrial, Education and Hospitality, and provides industry leading service levels.

We teamed with management to acquire the business from its previous owners in 2006. After making a follow-on acquisition, we exited our investment in 2011 through a sale of the business. Impact is now a subsidiary of a Fortune 500 distribution business.

Kansas City, MO

ROM Corp. is a leading manufacturer of products for the trucking and transportation industries. Product lines include Roll-Up compartment doors, folding safety ramps, and automated bed covers.

We initially acquired the business in 2004, and after several successful years, sold a large majority interest to a leading West Coast based private equity firm. We ultimately exited together in 2013, after nine years. At the time of sale, the business had grown revenues tenfold since our original investment.