Building long-term value through strategy and partnership.

Portfolio

Akomex/DrukPak Group

Starogard Gdański, Poland

Investment Date:
November 2010

Exit Date:
March 2020

Akomex/DrukPak Group is a leading printer and manufacturer of high-quality paperboard packaging based in Poland. Highlander acquired Akomex (Poland) in 2010 and subsequently acquired DrukPak (Poland) in 2014 and Plano Pak (Denmark) in 2018. The Akomex Group offers both paperboard and corrugated board packaging, as well as laminated cardboard for specialty applications in food processing, as well as packaging, labels and leaflets for the pharmaceutical industry.

view details

www.akomex.pl

Ares Group

Bucharest, Romania

Investment Date:
July 2019

Ares is a chain of leading private interventional cardiology surgery centers based in Romania. It collaborates with a highly trained and experienced medical teams and has leading cardiology surgeons from Romania and across Europe. Along with interventional cardiology procedures, Ares Centers also perform interventional radiology procedures.

view details

medicina-interventionala.ro

Ascend Custom Extrusions

Wylie, Texas, USA

Investment Date:
September 2011

Exit Date:
December 2018

Ascend is a manufacturer and designer of custom aluminum extrusions for industries including building construction, transportation, consumer durables, electrical and machinery equipment. Ascend offers comprehensive solutions including extruding, painting, thermal barrier systems, anodizing and fabrication and kitting services.

view details

Benestar Brands

Chicago, IL USA

Investment Date:
August 2019

Benestar Brands operates as a holding company for leading brands of snack products, including pork rinds and tortilla chips. The brands include Mac’s, Caso de Oro, PORQ and Chicas Chips. Its Evans Food division is a leading manufacturer of pork rinds, serving US and international markets. Its other division, Arboleda Foods, is the producer of tortilla chips. Benestar is headquartered in Chicago and with six production facilities around North America (Chicago, IL; Arlington, TX; Portsmouth, OH; City of Industry, CA; Thomaston, GA; and Saltillo, Mexico).

view details

www.benestarbrands.com

arboledafoods.com

porqsnacks.com

Bettera Brands, LLC

San Francisco, California, USA

Investment Date:
November 2016

Bettera Brands operates as a holding company for Bettera Wellness, Nutravail and Hillside, which focus on using confection products as an alternative delivery systems for vitamins, minerals and supplements. Bettera Wellness is a manufacturer of branded and private label gummy vitamins and better-for-you gummy confection products. Bettera operates two fully integrated production facilities located in Indiana and California that are SQF Level 3 and CFR 111 certified for dietary supplements. Nutravail, operating from a CFR 111 facility in Chantilly, Virginia, is a leading developer and manufacturer of health and wellness food products which manufactures proprietary soft chew delivery systems with its low-temperature processing technology. Hillside is a manufacturer of organic, sugar-free and branded confection products (through its GoOrganic brand), as well as incorporating nutraceutical ingredients into lozenge delivery systems. Hillside operates a certified manufacturing facility in New Jersey.

view details

bettera.com

betterawellness.com

nutravail.com

http://go-organic.com

 

 

 

 

Bevolution Group

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Investment Date:
August 2013

Bevolution Group provides cold and hot beverage solutions for restaurants, resorts and foodservice distributors in the U.S., Caribbean and internationally.  It offers juices, sugar-free beverages, thickened and enhanced waters, sports and energy drinks, iced teas, powder beverages, margaritas and cocktail mixers, frozen drinks and smoothie mixes, and flavor shots under its Refrasia, Lemon-X, Tropics and Dr. Smoothie brands.

view details

bevolutiongroup.com

tropics-beverages.com

drsmoothie.com

Biamp Systems, LLC

Beaverton, OR USA

Investment Date:
November 2017

Biamp is a leading provider of professional audio-visual (“Pro-AV”) technology that enables effective communication across diverse settings for enterprise, corporate and educational end users. Biamp was acquired in 2017 and has completed the following four acquisitions: Crowd Mics in 2018, which provides a remote audience engagement platform; Cambridge Sound Management in 2018, which manufactures sound masking systems; Apart (Belgium) and Community Speakers, which both manufacture small, medium and large venue speakers, in 2019 and Huddle Room Technology (Italy), which provides wireless sharing and rebroadcasting hubs, in 2020.

view details

biamp.com

hrt.website

cambridgesound.com

apart-audio.com

communitypro.com

Chamberlin Edmonds

Atlanta, Georgia, USA

Investment Date:
June 2008

Exit Date:
October 2010

Chamberlin Edmonds & Associates Inc. serves as patient advocates and provides comprehensive eligibility determination services for hospitals, governments and managed care organizations nationwide. The company provides contracted eligibility determination services and guides patients through complex application processes to secure government and community reimbursement for uncompensated medical care expenses.

view details

Chicago Custom Foods, LLC

Chicago, Illinois, USA

Investment Date:
January 2018

Exit Date:
April 2020

Chicago Custom Foods, is a leading branded seasoning manufacturer and distributor. Brands include: Kernel Season’s, popcorn seasonings; Tasty Shakes, oatmeal add-ins; , Veggie Season’s, vegetable seasonings; and Truffle Season’s, a truffle based seasoning. These branded seasonings are sold at theaters and to retailers; including mass merchants, grocery stores and specialty retailers throughout North America and internationally.

view details

kernelseasons.com

tastyshakes.com

veggieseasons.com

truffleseasons.com

Custom Window Systems

Ocala, Florida, USA

Investment Date:
December 2012

Exit Date:
July 2014

CWS is a leading designer and manufacturer of windows, doors, and porch enclosure products in the southeastern United States. The Company offers one of the most complete lines of impact-resistant vinyl windows and doors in the industry. It primarily serves markets in Florida and other coastal regions that maintain strict building codes due to exposure to high winds, tropical storms, and hurricanes. CWS also offers a full range of aluminum impact-resistant windows and doors, aluminum and vinyl non-impact windows and doors, and porch enclosure products.

view details

Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DMPI)

Taguig City, Philippines

Investment Date:
May 2020

Del Monte Philippines, Inc. (DELM:SP) is a leading producer, distributor and marketer of premium quality, healthy food and beverage products for over 90 years.  DMPI is the market leader in the packaged pineapple and mixed fruit, canned and carton ready-to-drink juices, tomato sauce and spaghetti sauce categories. DMPI has the rights to the Del Monte trademark for the Philippines for processed products. It also sells products under the well-known S&W, Contadina and Today’s brands. DMPI operates a fully integrated pineapple operation with its 26,000-hectare pineapple plantation and a processing factory, a frozen fruit processing facility and a beverage bottling plant.

view details

delmontephil.com

Eagle Hospital Physicians

Dallas, Texas, USA

Investment Date:
August 2010

Exit Date:
May 2013

Eagle Hospital Physicians is a leading practice management company providing hospitalist contract services, telemedicine and hospitalist temporary staffing. The Company manages patient care by assisting hospital medical staff with improving quality of service while reducing costs in the inpatient setting.

view details

eagletelemedicine.com

Fuerst Day Lawson

London, United Kingdom

Investment Date:
February 2016

FDL is a global provider of customized specialty ingredients to the food, beverage, fragrance and chemical industries.  FDL has capabilities to serve a global customer base, with operations in the United Kingdom, the United States and China. The Company offers amino acids, aroma chemicals, beverage syrups, energy and fortification solutions, flavorings and colors, honey, juices and juice blends, preservatives and acidulants, seeds and grains, sweeteners, and sweetener systems.  FDL also continues to play a leading role in trading specialized commodities, such as castor oil, menthol and mint oils.

view details

fdlworld.com

Hilo Nutrition

Columbus, Ohio, USA

Investment Date:
September 2020

Hilo is an emerging and innovative player in the nutrition and wellness category and provides consumers with novel alternatives to traditional powder supplements. Through extensive research and development, Hilo has developed unique branded products in fast growing nutritional areas, with a particular focus on sports nutrition and performance by using confection products as a delivery system. Hilo’s products include clinically proven ingredients, delivered in gummy confection delivery systems that are flavor-balanced and easy to consume.

view details

http://www.hilogummies.com

Iconic IP Interests

Dallas, TX USA

Investment Date:
April 2018

A holding company for intellectual property, trademarks and associated licensing agreements and royalties for a portfolio of marquee brands that include Jolly Rancher, Payday, Whoppers, Heath, Milk Duds, Sixlets, Good & Plenty, Zero, Chuckles, and Good & Fruity.

view details

jianke.com

Guangzhou, China

Investment Date:
December 2018

Jianke is the largest online pharmacy and healthcare services platform in China, offering 680,000 SKUs and a robust set of healthcare advisory services.  Founded in 2006, Guangzhou-based Jianke focuses on the B2C sector and has served over 100 million customers.  

view details

jianke.com

LBC Express Holdings, Inc.

Manila, Philippines

Investment Date:
July 2017

LBC (LBC:PSE) is the Philippines’ market leader in payments and money transfer, documents and mail, parcels and boxes, and cargo and logistics.  Founded in 1945 as a brokerage and air cargo agent, LBC pioneered express delivery and cargo shipping and 24-hour door-to door delivery in the Philippines and has a growing network of over 6,400 locations, partners and agents in over 30 countries.

view details

lbcexpress.com

Martin Fletcher

Irving, Texas, USA

Investment Date:
December 2005

Exit Date:
December 2012

Martin Fletcher Associates Holdings Inc. is a permanent placement and Locum Tenens healthcare staffing company. It focuses on providing permanent placements of nurses, allied healthcare professionals and physicians, including acute hospitals, physician practices and large healthcare systems in all 50 states.

view details

MEDI-System Sp. z o.o.

Warsaw, Poland

Investment Date:
August 2011

Exit Date:
December 2015

Founded in 2001, MEDI-System is the leading private operator of inpatient rehabilitation centers in Poland. The company provides long-term care and rehabilitation services through four inpatient facilities in the Warsaw region. In addition to its inpatient facilities, MEDI-System operates two outpatient clinics specializing in physical therapy and rehabilitation.

view details

Niteo Products, LLC

Hernando, Mississippi and Dallas, Texas

Investment Date:
July 2015

Niteo manufactures and distributes a full line of automotive appearance, car wash chemicals, air care products, and performance and maintenance chemicals, under the brand names of Car Brite, Pyroil, Motor Medic, AP Formulators, Trans-Mate, Cyclo, Hi-tech, Ozium, and Scents. This includes tire & wheel care, degreasers, waxes, polishes, interior cleaners, air sanitizers, leather conditioners, fuel system additives and other functional fluids. The company also sells products under a license for the Valvoline brand and Glade brand for the do-it-yourself (DIY) retail channel. The Company’s products are distributed nationwide to the car wash, dealer, auction, do-it-for-me (DIFM), convenience store, service station and retail segments on a direct basis and through a network of distributors.

view details

niteoproducts.com

Pioneer Surgical Technology

Marquette, Michigan, USA

Investment Date:
December 2006

Exit Date:
July 2013

Pioneer Surgical Technology is a leading innovator in the design and manufacturing of spinal and orthopedic implants. Pioneer has positioned itself as a true surgeon-driven spinal device company that promotes responsiveness through customer intimacy, surgeon-to-surgeon relationships, and a commitment to long-term innovation.

view details

Popular Ink, LLC

McKinney, Texas USA

Investment Date:
February 2015

Exit Date:
October 2019

Popular Ink is a leading provider of custom printed flexible packaging for the consumer products market throughout the United States. Product capabilities include stick packs, single serve liquid/gel packets and pouches, and single serve dry powder packets. In addition, the Company has the ability to produce stand-up bags, labels, shrink sleeves and boxes. Popular Ink functions as an extension of its clients’ organizations by offering single source solutions with complete prepress, printing, finishing along with complete inventory management and fulfillment capabilities.

view details

Profile Custom Extrusions

Rome, Georgia, USA

Investment Date:
April 2014

Profile is a leading provider of aluminum extrusions to the industrial and residential construction, electrical, hurricane shutter and interior décor markets throughout the southeastern part of the United States. Profile provides comprehensive solutions including extruding, painting, thermal barrier systems, anodizing and fabrication and kitting services.

view details

pcextrusions.com

ProService Agent Transferowy Sp. z o.o.

Warsaw, Poland

Investment Date:
November 2012

Exit Date:
May 2016

ProService is the leading transfer agent for the Polish market offering specialized front and back-office solutions for both Polish and international financial institutions, including mutual funds, pension funds and insurance companies. ProService AT’s comprehensive solutions include maintaining registers of participants, processing orders and requests, payment reconciliation, marketing campaigns, technology outsourcing, and supporting clients’ distribution networks.

view details

psfinteco.pl

Q&K International Group Limited

Shanghai, China

Investment Date:
March 2019

Q&K (NASDAQ: QK) is a leading technology-driven long-term apartment rental platform in China. Q&K signs long-term leases with individual landlords in different locations and manages them centrally, leveraging its advanced IT and mobile technologies. Technology is the core of the business and is applied to every step of its operational process from apartment sourcing, renovation, and tenant acquisition, to property management.  It also provides Internet connection and utility services as part of the lease agreement. Q&K International Group Limited was founded in 2012 and is based in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.

view details

qk365.com

QFG Spółka z o.o.

Radom, Poland

Investment Date:
January 2016

QFG is a leading Polish meat processing company offering a wide range of high quality, innovative ready-to-cook or partly prepared meat dishes, including poultry, beef and pork items. The Company specializes in custom formulating portion-controlled frozen chicken items for a wide range of foodservice customers, including the HoReCa segment, specialty distributors and retail resellers throughout Poland and Western European markets. QFG’s core product line consists of chilled or frozen breaded or non-breaded products, frozen uncooked, cooked or backed products, as well as sterilized products for extended life.

view details

qfg.pl

Rotometal Sp. z o.o.

Świebodzin, Poland

Investment Date:
May 2017

Rotometal flagship products are bespoke magnetic and print cylinders for flexographic printing machines. Rotometal exports 80% of its production around the globe, including Asia, the Middle East and Africa. The company has a recognized brand and operates in its market segments with exceptional quality and high efficiency.

view details

rotometal.pl

SanoVita

Râmnicu Vâlcea, Romania

Investment Date:
February 2020

SanoVita (latin for “healthy life”) is one of the most reputable and trusted food brands in Romania. Its products include snacks, cereals, rice cakes, tofu, mueslis, and nut and seed mixes. The Company believes nutrition is key to sustaining a healthy life and has focused on providing consumers with healthier alternatives to traditional foods since 1995.

view details

sanovita.ro

SensoryEffects

St. Louis, Missouri, USA

Investment Date:
May 2006

Exit Date:
May 2014

SensoryEffects is a leading developer, manufacturer and marketer of customized technology-driven food solutions that include ingredient and flavor systems, as well as near-finished and finished food products. Leveraging its unique mix of formulating expertise and manufacturing capabilities, the company is focused on delivering specifically desired sensory experiences, and physical properties and functionality for innovative products.

view details

SFERRA

Edison, New Jersey, USA

Investment Date:
October 2018

Founded in Italy in 1891, SFERRA is a luxury linen and home lifestyle company, with a leading consumer brand known for design, textile innovation, trusted quality, and craftsmanship. SFERRA’s product portfolio today includes more than ten different categories, including bed, bath, table, and decorative accessories. The company serves more than 800 home specialty boutiques throughout North America, along with major retailers. It also owns the Brahms Mount brand, an American made blanket and throw manufacturer.

view details

sferra.com

brahmsmount.com

Strategic Equip. & Supply

Irving, Texas, USA

Investment Date:
October 2009

Exit Date:
May 2011

Strategic Equipment & Supply Corporation is one of the largest suppliers of foodservice equipment, supply and design solutions to restaurants and foodservice providers in the United States. SESC provides complete turnkey foodservice equipment solutions to a highly diversified base of restaurant, retail, commercial, educational, healthcare, and other institutional customers across the country, and serves as a single source of supply from concept design, distribution, and installation to on-going replenishment, maintenance, repair, leasing and other services.

view details

The Composites Group

North Kingsville, Ohio, USA

Investment Date:
June 2008

Exit Date:
November 2014

The Composites Group, through its subsidiaries Premix, Hadlock Plastics and Quantum Composites, develops and supplies composite materials, and engineers and manufactures reinforced plastic components for OEM customers. Premix is a formulator and manufacturer of thermoset compounds and custom-molded components. Hadlock Plastics offers multiple molding technologies as well as precision machining, complete finishing and complex assembly. Quantum Composites specializes in the development, formulation and manufacturing of high-performance engineered structural composites. The Composites Group serves a diverse mix of end markets, including the medical and industrial equipment, construction, marine, security, transportation, electrical, HVAC, aerospace, oil and gas, and theft prevention industries.

view details

thecompositesgroup.com

TheLian

Shanghai, China

Investment Date:
October 2019

TheLian (联恩) is a leading branded e-commerce digital agency service provider focused on Asian and mid-sized cosmetics and skincare brands. TheLian serves 21 leading cosmetics and skincare brands and has built solid relationships with global leading beauty groups including Amore Pacific (Korea’s largest cosmetics group), Kao (Japan’s leading personal care groups) and Shiseido (Japan’s leading cosmetics group).

view details

thelian.com

Truck Hero

Ann Arbor, MI

Investment Date:
April 2011

Truck Hero is a leading designer, manufacturer and marketer of branded automotive aftermarket accessories for a full assortment of passenger cars, Jeeps and light trucks, as well as the heavy truck category. Its products include bed covers, bed liners, vent visors, hood shields, fender flares, floor mats, storage and tool boxes, and running boards, among others. Truck Hero offers the industry’s broadest range of functional body and appearance products that provide customers with ways to customize and personalize their vehicles. Highlander invested in Truck Hero through its investment in and the merger of Lund International Holding Company.

view details

truck-hero.com

Twitchell Corporation

Dothan, AL

Investment Date:
July 2015

Twitchell is a leading designer and vertically integrated manufacturer of engineered polymer products and coatings. The Company produces custom specialty technical fibers, fabrics and engineered films to meet exacting performance and design requirements that are inputs in a diverse set of end products; including interior window shades, awnings, screens, wall and floor coverings, environmental protection and containment products, surgical gowns, absorbents, automotive components and industrial packaging through its three operating divisions; Twitchell Technical Products, Infinity Fabrics and Quantum Textiles.

view details

twitchellcorp.com

quantum5280.com

infinitylwv.com/

Versatex Building Products

Aliquippa, Pennsylvania, USA

Investment Date:
September 2014

Exit Date:
June 2018

Versatex is a leading provider of cellular PVC trim for various exterior applications to the residential and commercial construction markets throughout the United States. Versatex provides products for trim, fascia, soffit, and decorative exterior moulding pieces, with a manufacturing process that features a real look and craftsmanship of a premium lumber without the moisture problems of wood. These product solutions include; trimboards, sheet, cornerboards, beaded profiles, soffit systems, column wrap, and moulding profiles, for both builders and contractors.

view details

versatex.com

Weimob Inc.

Shanghai, China

Investment Date:
May 2018

Weimob (2013.HK), provides cloud-based commerce and marketing solutions in the People’s Republic of China. The company operates in two segments, SaaS Products and Targeted Marketing Service. It offers software as a service product, such as commerce cloud products. The company also provides Marketing Cloud and it offers Targeted Marketing, a platform for mobile advertising. The company was founded in 2013 and is headquartered in Shanghai, the People’s Republic of China.

view details

group.weimob.com

ZREW Transformatory

Lodz, Poland

Investment Date:
December 2012

Exit Date:
December 2015

ZREW Transformatory Sp. z o.o. (ZREW) manufactures, refurbishes, and repairs oil power transformers for distribution networks, power plants unit generator transformers for power stations and combined heat and power plants, special furnace transformers designed to power rectifier systems.  The company also offers diagnostics services of power transformers.

view details

the-rsgroup.com