Highlander Partners Caps Off Successful 2015 With Three Transactions in December
Dallas, Texas – January 13, 2016 – Highlander Partners, a Dallas-based middle market private equity firm, capped off 2015 with three transactions in December from its Central European office. Highlander’s Warsaw, Poland based team acquired QFG (Quantum Food Group) on December 17th followed by the sales of Zrew Transformatory and Medi-Systems on December 23rd and December 31st, respectively.
“After four transactions over the past few years, it was quite a challenge to close on three different transactions in less than two weeks at year-end,” stated Dawid Walendowski, Central Europe’s Managing Partner. “We are very pleased with two successful exits and extremely excited about our new investment in QFG,” added Walendowski.
Additionally, Highlander completed seven transaction in the U.S. throughout 2015, including three new platforms, Popular Ink, Niteo Products and Twitchell Technical Products, as well as four add-on transactions to existing portfolio companies. Highlander continues to focus on its core competencies in food and beverage, industrial manufacturing and consumer products.
“Despite intense competition for quality companies, we are very pleased with our ability to identify businesses that complement our skills and our portfolio companies. With the economic turbulence throughout the world we still believe capital deployment is prudent and we intend to continue to be one of the most active middle market private equity firms,” stated Jeff L. Hull, Highlander’s Managing Partner. Michael R. Nicolais, Highlander Co-founder and President added, “We are also pleased that our success continues to be accomplished both in North America and Central Europe. Highlander’s nontraditional private equity model, most notably our lack of outside capital from limited partners, enables us to be very long term oriented and very flexible on structuring, and has proven to be extremely attractive to founder entrepreneurs and to management teams.”
About Highlander Partners
Highlander Partners, L.P. is a Dallas-based private investment firm with over $1 billion of assets under management. The firm focuses on making investments in businesses in targeted industries in which the principals of the firm have significant operating and investing experience, including basic manufacturing, food and beverage, specialty chemicals, building materials, consumer products, and others. Highlander Partners uses a “buy and build” investment approach, creating value by helping companies grow organically and through acquisitions. For more information, visit www.highlander-partners.com.