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2022

May 16, 2022 | Highlander Partners Announces the Formation of High Point Aerotechnologies LLC, Appoints Jim Gavrilis as President and CEO

Mr. Gavrilis Will Lead High Point’s Efforts in Establishing a Platform in the Counter Unmanned Aircraft Systems (“C-UAS”) Market Dallas, TX – Highlander Partners, a leading private investment firm with over $2 billion of assets under management, today announced the founding of High Point Aerotechnologies LLC (“High Point” or “High Point Aerotech”). High Point is…

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May 06, 2022 | Highlander Partners Announces Sale of Rotometal in Poland

Warsaw, Poland – Highlander Partners, L.P. (“Highlander”), a leading middle market private investment firm based in Dallas, Texas, with offices in Central Europe, today announced the sale of its portfolio company Rotometal (“Rotometal” or the “Company”), in a management buyout led by Grzegorz Dołbniak, the current CEO of Rotometal. Rotometal, located in Świebodzin, Poland, is a…

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May 05, 2022 | NiTEO Products, a Portfolio Company of Highlander Partners, Sells Hi-Tech Industries to MPE Partners

Dallas, TX – NiTEO Products, a leading formulator, packager and marketer of automotive appearance, air care and performance / maintenance chemical brands, today announced the sale of Hi-Tech Industries (“Hi-Tech”) to MPE Partners (“MPE” or “Morgenthaler Private Equity”).  Hi-Tech, based in Farmington, Michigan, is a leading provider of a full line of branded professional car care product…

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Apr 28, 2022 | Benestar Brands, a Highlander Partners Portfolio Company, Announces Sale of Facility to Utz Brands

Kings Mountain, NC — Utz Brands, Inc. (NYSE: UTZ) (or the “Company”), a leading U.S. manufacturer of branded salty snacks, announced today that the Company’s subsidiary Utz Quality Foods, LLC (“Utz”) has purchased a brand new, recently completed snack food manufacturing facility in Kings Mountain, North Carolina (the “Kings Mountain Facility”) from Evans Food Group…

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Apr 25, 2022 | Highlander Partners Announces the Acquisition of Direct Scaffolding Supply

Dallas, TX – Highlander Partners, L.P. (“Highlander”), a Dallas-based private investment firm, today announced the acquisition of Direct Scaffolding Supply (“DSS” or “Direct”). Headquartered in Houston, TX, DSS is one of the largest and most trusted scaffold suppliers in North America and worldwide. The acquisition also included DSS affiliated companies including DirecTank Environmental Products, GSD…

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Feb 16, 2022 | Highlander Partners Appoints Stephen Simonis Jr. President of Balanced Nutritionals

New York, NY – Highlander Partners, a leading private investment firm with over $2 billion of assets under management, today announced the appointment of Stephen Simonis Jr. as President of Balanced Nutritionals, a holding company that owns and operates a portfolio of high-growth health and wellness brands. Mr. Simonis joins Balanced Nutritionals from PetHonesty, where he was…

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Feb 01, 2022 | Benestar Brands, a Highlander Partners Portfolio Company, Announces Acquisition of 4505 Meats

Charlotte, N.C. – Benestar Brands, a leading salty snacks company with operations across the US and Mexico, today announced the acquisition of 4505 Meats (“4505”). With a stringent focus on superior ingredients and quality, 4505 has emerged as the leader in the premium pork rinds segment, and is now rapidly expanding into other snack categories. The acquisition adds…

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Jan 12, 2022 | Sale of TheLian from Shanghai Lian’en Trade Development Co., Ltd Announced

Shanghai, China – The shareholders of Shanghai Lian’en Trade Development Co., Ltd. (“Lian” or the “Company”), together with their investment in Shanghai Xingyun Information Technology Co., Ltd. (“D1M”), have announced the sale of THELIAN to eBeauty Holdings (Cayman) Limited (“UCosmetics” or “UCO”; website: UCO Homepage). THELIAN, the official Tmall flagship stores of many brands, including…

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