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Corporate Visions, Inc.

www.corporatevisions.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
05/2015


Corporate Visions is a leading provider of training products and services to improve sales force productivity. Based in Larkspur, California, Corporate Visions is a thought leader and innovator in the marketing and sales enablement industry.

Corporate Visions develops and applies research from decision sciences to help its Fortune 1000 global B2B clients win more business and increase profitability. Its blue-chip clients include ADP, Cisco, Motorola, UPS, and DuPont.



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Cottman Transmission Systems, Inc.

www.cottman.com

Management Buyout
Transition from Founder Ownership

Press Releases
03/2004
12/2002
08/1999


Cottman Transmission Systems, Inc., a company headquartered in Fort Washington, PA, is a franchisor of automotive transmission centers that repair, remanufacture and service transmissions and related components. Cottman, the "Transmission Physician," opened its first transmission repair center on Cottman Avenue in Philadelphia in 1962. With more than 300 centers in the United States and Canada, Cottman is now one of the largest transmission service and repair chains in North America.

Consistently ranked among the top franchise organizations in the U.S., Cottman continues to grow by aggressively franchising new centers and by selectively acquiring independent transmission repair chains. This growth is driven by several positive industry trends: an aging U.S. vehicle population; increased popularity of front-wheel and four-wheel drive vehicles that have more complex transmissions; a return to high-performance/high-output engines that place more strain on transmissions; and greater use of computers in automobiles that make transmission repair a more specialized and costly service.

Sentinel Capital Partners and Cottman's management team acquired the company in a buyout transaction in July 1999. Sentinel originated and sponsored the acquisition, arranged the debt and provided private equity financing.

In March 2004, after achieving substantially all of its investment objectives within four-and-a-half years, Sentinel sold Cottman to American Capital Strategies, Ltd. for $77.3 million. Since Sentinel's original investment, Cottman's sales and profitability have grown by more than 65%. With approximately 400 stores in its franchise system, Cottman is well positioned to continue growing.



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Credit Infonet Group, Inc.

www.cingroup.com

Management buyout

Press Releases


Credit Infonet Group, Inc., headquartered in Dayton, Ohio, provides consumer bankruptcy attorneys with the most comprehensive single-source offering of Bankruptcy Abuse Prevention and Consumer Protection Act ("BAPCPA") compliant due diligence products and information services available in the market.

CIN provides due diligence products and consumer credit data to more than 10,000 law firms nationally. CIN pioneered and developed the technology platform and product offerings to streamline attorney workflow and satisfy BAPCPA due diligence investigation requirements. CIN offers the industry-leading Consumer Liability Report that imports liability data directly into leading forms preparation software packages via partner interfaces and offers the industry's first post-bankruptcy predictive credit score. CIN also offers IRS tax transcripts, real property valuations, title information, automobile valuations, and a gateway to approved credit counseling and debtor education courses.

CIN's innovative and affordable products promote increased accuracy, create process efficiencies, and streamline workflow management in the practices of thousands of bankruptcy attorneys nationwide.



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Growing Family, Inc.

www.our365.com

Management Buyout
Transition from Founder Ownership
Subsequent Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
10/2006
01/2002
09/1998
03/1998
03/1997
11/1995


Growing Family, Inc., located in St. Charles, Missouri, owns and operates three complementary businesses serving new parents and companies that want to reach them. Established in 1954, Growing Family has a solid record of consistent profitability and growth.

FirstFoto, the core business, is North America's largest provider of in-hospital infant portrait products and services, having exclusive contracts with more than 2,650 hospitals in the United States and Canada. Growqing Family produces and manufactures portraits in its captive labs in St. Charles.

Approximately 3.2 million of the 4.0 million babies born annually in North America are born in First Foto hospitals. Growing Family's representatives personally interact with more than 70% of all new mothers in North America within hours of the birth event. Because of this interaction, Growing Family possesses the most comprehensive and current database of families with newborns and can offer a powerful and captive distribution channel to leading consumer product/service companies seeking proprietary and timely access to new mothers.

Growing Family's other two businesses capitalize on this unique access. The company's ecommerce web site growingfamily.com offers various products and services to new families. Growing Family's third business is a rapidly growing, highly profitable information and marketing service business targeting large consumer product and service companies and new families.

In 1995, Sentinel Capital Partners originated, sponsored and provided the private equity financing for Growing Family's recapitalization transaction valued at $46.5 million.

In August 2006, after achieving substantially all of its investment objectives, Sentinel sold Growing Family in a management buyout transaction.



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Inscape Publishing, Inc.

www.inscapepublishing.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
02/2012
08/2007


Inscape Publishing, Inc., headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is a leading developer and provider of content-rich, technology-enabled corporate training solutions that develop employee interpersonal skills such as sales, leadership, teamwork, communications and time management.

Inscape focuses on the $13 billion+ corporate and government training industry, which is experiencing considerable growth. With a global network of over 2,000 consultancies, Inscape provides employee assessment and development applications to over 135 Fortune 500 companies and several agencies of the federal government. Since 1972, Inscape’s learning tools have been used by over 45 million individuals in 24 languages and 22 countries.

Inscape is a pioneer in developing products and services that address the growing importance of human capital as a competitive advantage. With corporations increasing their commitment to employee development and training, Inscape is well positioned to benefit from market growth.

Sentinel Capital Partners and management acquired Inscape in a management buyout transaction. NewStar Financial and Madison Capital Funding provided senior debt for the transaction, and New Canaan Funding provided subordinated debt financing. Sentinel originated, sponsored and negotiated the transaction, arranged the acquisition debt and provided private equity financing from Sentinel Capital Partners III, L.P.

In February 2012, after achieving substantially all of its investment objectives in four years, Inscape was sold to John Wiley & Sons, Inc. (NYSE:JWa, JWb) in a transaction valued at $85 million. Since Sentinel's original investment, Inscape grew by more than 30% and is well positioned to continue growing following the deep recession of 2008–2009.



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Marketplace Events LLC

www.marketplaceevents.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
01/2016


Marketplace Events, headquartered in Solon, Ohio, organizes and operates consumer shows targeting the home improvement and enthusiast market including remodeling, home decor, and gardening. Marketplace has the largest portfolio of home and garden shows across the U.S. and Canada. Leveraging scale, technology, and predictability, Marketplace Events brings together 14,000 exhibitors, 1.5 million consumers, and 1.5 million unique web visitors on an annual basis.

Marketplace Events creates vibrant expositions connecting enthusiasts with experts, products, and services in dynamic face-to-face environments. Marketplace Events produces some of the most successful and longest-running shows in North America, including market-leading home shows in Montreal, Vancouver, Calgary, Minneapolis, Philadelphia, and Washington, D.C. – several of which have thrived in their markets for more than 75 years. Marketplace Events is the clear leader in the North American home and garden show industry.



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Precision Pipeline Solutions, LLC

Recapitalization

Press Releases
09/2009


Precision Pipeline Solutions, headquartered in Newburgh, New York, provides specialty services to natural gas and electric utilities. PPS offers a broad range of critical technical services that enable utilities to maintain and operate their natural gas and electric infrastructures. PPS’s range of services include inspecting, repairing, replacing, and maintaining natural gas and electric transmission, distribution, and generation systems as well as providing specialized consulting and auditing services. PPS maintains an in-house operator qualification program that complies with New York State Public Service Commission regulations. PPS’s clients currently include several of the largest utilities in the Northeast.

The energy infrastructure in the United States, particularly in older cities, such as those in the Northeast, where PPS operates, has a continuing need for the services provided by PPS. As a valued partner of its utility clients, PPS addresses a large and growing market.

In September 2009, Sentinel Capital Partners and management invested in PPS in a recapitalization transaction. TD Bank provided debt financing for the transaction. Sentinel originated, sponsored and negotiated the transaction, arranged the acquisition debt and provided private equity financing from Sentinel Capital Partners IV, L.P.

In December 2014, after achieving substantially all of our investment objectives, PPS was sold to a strategic buyer. Since Sentinel's original investment, PPS grew rapidly and almost tripled in size. PPS remains well positioned to continue growing under the leadership of its outstanding management team.



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Revenew International LLC

www.revenew.net

Management buyout

Press Releases
07/2016


Headquartered in Houston, Texas, Revenew International provides cost recovery and cost containment services that deliver monetary recoveries and cost reduction benefits. Revenew serves a blue-chip Fortune 500 customer base, with particular expertise in the energy, utilities, and manufacturing sectors, through two core services lines: contract compliance and supplier payment review. Revenew's comprehensive suite of cost recovery solutions presents unique and highly compelling opportunities for clients to identify incorrect payments and recover overbilled amounts.

Revenew's services enable its clients to seek recovery from their service providers through the identification of incorrect payments and overbilled amounts. Revenew's programs ensure compliance with commercial terms, recover lost monies and provide best practice recommendations for contractual and operational improvements.



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Total Military Management, Inc.

www.totalmm.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
04/2015


Total Military Management is the leading global provider of relocation services for U.S. military and government personnel. Based in Jacksonville, Florida, TMM is a technology-enabled, asset-light provider of logistical, administrative, sales and marketing services to a network of transportation service providers.

TMM targets the fragmented $2.5 billion U.S. military moving and storage industry, which is comprised of approximately 300,000 annual relocations of the 1.3 million active duty U.S. military members and their families. TMM utilizes its sophisticated technology systems, operating infrastructure, and global network of service providers to manage the resource-intensive and administratively complex logistical tasks associated with military relocations.



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Trinity Consultants, Inc.

www.trinityconsultants.com

Management Buyout
Transition from Founder Ownership
Subsequent Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
11/2011
12/2007


Trinity Consultants, Inc., founded in 1974 and headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is a leading provider of air quality consulting and compliance services in the United States.

Trinity is ISO 9001:2000 certified, a rarity in the industry. With over 270 employees in 24 strategically located offices, Trinity provides a full range of air quality compliance services and has specific expertise in the energy, manufacturing, industrial and utility sectors. Trinity helps its clients comply with federal, state and local air quality regulations and manage leading edge issues such as climate change and environmental sustainability. Trinity also provides complementary products and services such as EH&S information management solutions, educational courses, environmental modeling software and EH&S staffing services.

Trinity is the premier player in its market and faces substantial opportunities given the increasing global focus on the environment, including greenhouse gas emissions and other air quality concerns.

In November 2007, Sentinel Capital Partners and management acquired Trinity in a management buyout transaction. Sentinel originated, sponsored and negotiated the transaction, arranged the acquisition debt and provided private equity financing from Sentinel Capital Partners III, L.P.

In November 2011, after achieving substantially all of its investment objectives in four years, Sentinel sold Trinity in a management buyout transaction. Since Sentinel's original investment, Trinity grew by more than 50% and is well positioned to continue growing.



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Vintage Holdings, Inc.

www.vpartsinc.com

Corporate Carveout
Management Buyout

Press Releases
09/2015
10/2007


Vintage Holdings, Inc. (d/b/a Vintage Parts), headquartered in Beaver Dam, WI, is the leading independent distributor of original slow-moving and inactive OEM replacement parts for automobiles, recreational vehicles, and construction, agricultural and material handling equipment.

Pursuant to long-term agreements with 37 OEMs, including General Motors, Ford, CNH Global, John Deere, Harley-Davidson, Komatsu, and Honda, Vintage Parts purchases old-model inventories of parts and warehouses them for future sale and distribution to more than 75,000 individual customers, many of which are authorized OEM dealers. Vintage Parts today is the single largest independent supplier of original OEM parts with more than one million part numbers.

Vintage Parts plans to grow by increasing the quantity and quality of parts purchased from current OEM relationships and also by purchasing inventory from new OEM customers, both in current targeted industries and in selected new industries.

In October 2007, Sentinel Capital Partners and management acquired Vintage Parts in a management buyout transaction that was a carveout from John Swire & Sons Pty Ltd. Marshall & Ilsley Bank provided debt financing for the transaction. Sentinel originated and sponsored the transaction, arranged the acquisition debt and provided private equity financing from Sentinel Capital Partners III, L.P.

In September 2015, having owned the business for eight years and having achieved our investment objectives, Vintage Parts was sold to another private equity firm. Since Sentinel's original investment, Vintage Parts grew rapidly, adding 30 new OEM partners, entering several new end markets, and more than tripling its profitability. Vintage Parts remains well positioned to continue growing under the leadership of its outstanding management team.