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Altima Dental Centres Inc.

www.altimadental.com

Management Buyout
Partnership with Founders
Subsequent Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
12/2016


Headquartered in Toronto, Canada, Altima Dental Centres is one of the largest dental services organizations in Canada, with a clinic network that includes offices across six provinces. Altima-affiliated practices have an excellent reputation for providing high-quality dental services and always putting patients first.

Altima is well known throughout the Canadian market for second-to-none care, top notch providers and staff, and a broad suite of convenient services. Altima Dental offers patients high quality dentistry services at competitive prices in friendly, well-appointed dental clinics. Altima's strategy is to continue to grow by adding affiliated dental offices throughout Canada.



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Cabi LLC

www.cabionline.com/

Management buyout

Press Releases
03/2017


Headquartered in Carson, California, cabi is a direct marketing company that designs and sells women’s apparel through a network of more than 3,400 independent stylists. Cabi’s stylists sell its clothes through by-invitation-only shows in private homes in the U.S., Canada, and the U.K. Cabi provides sales training and marketing support to its stylists and leads the industry in stylist retention, which has enabled it to become a leader in the direct selling channel.

Cabi's stylists conduct shows in the homes of more than 78,000 hostesses. Cabi delivers beautifully-detailed and high-quality designer clothing that is on trend, accessibly-priced and appeals to a broad and attractive demographic. Cabi is revolutionizing the way women shop and work through its unique fashion experience and the career opportunities it offers its independent stylists.



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Colson Group

www.colsongroup.com

Management Buyout
Transition from Family Ownership

Press Releases
04/2012


Headquartered in Chicago, Illinois, Colson Group is the market leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of casters, wheels, and related hardware products. Colson maintains the premier position worldwide in caster technology. Colson’s products comprise a wide range of casters and wheels, including light duty, medium duty, heavy duty and super heavy duty used in industrial, commercial and institutional applications. Colson’s manufacturing and distribution infrastructure is the broadest in the industry, with 35 facilities located in 15 countries. Colson’s branded product portfolio is recognized as the highest quality in the market, which is critical for end users for whom the cost of failure is high.

Sentinel acquired Colson from Pritzker family trusts. Jay and Bob Pritzker orignially acquired Colson in 1953. Under the Pritzkers, Colson became the worldwide leader in caster technology and today offers its customers the most complete line of industrial casters. Through its Shepherd Hardware subsidiary, Colson also offers cutting edge mobility solutions for the retail consumer market.



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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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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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Critical Solutions International, Inc.

www.c-s-i.com

Recapitalization

Press Releases
02/2011


Critical Solutions International, Inc., headquartered in Dallas, Texas, is the leading global supplier of landmine and improvised explosive device detection vehicles, systems and support services to U.S. and foreign military forces. Sentinel partnered in the transaction with CSI’s founders, Tennessee Valley Ventures, and senior management.

Founded in 1999, CSI has been an important resource to the U.S. Army, U.S. Marines, and the Canadian Armed Forces for testing, developing and supplying landmine detection vehicles and systems. CSI’s primary product, the Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection system, nicknamed the Husky, is a unique, life-saving, combat-proven vehicle that is blast-survivable, field-reparable, four-wheel steerable, and highly effective at detecting all forms of land-based explosive devices. Today the Husky is a Program of Record with a DX Rating—the highest possible rating granted by the U.S. armed forces.

CSI's vehicle systems are designed to enhance the military’s mobility by detecting improvised explosive devices and landmines in harsh combat conditions. Its systems also mark and detonate landmines and IEDs during route clearance operations ahead of military convoys. CSI's systems are not only safe to operate, but also save lives and prevent catastrophic injuries to service personnel in combat settings.



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Driven Performance Brands, Inc.

www.flowmastermufflers.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
09/2015


Driven Performance Brands ("DPB") is a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty automotive aftermarket performance products for car and truck enthusiasts. DPB offers a variety of uniquely designed and stylized products to a wide range of automotive enthusiasts who consider what they drive and how the vehicle performs an important lifestyle choice. DPB's product line touches almost every part of the undercar, from exhaust to transmission, drivetrain, and electronic tuning products, and is marketed under five leading brands: Flowmaster, B&M Racing and Performance, Hurst Shifters, Hurst Driveline Conversions, and Dinan Engineering.

Founded in 1953, DPB is headquartered in Santa Rosa, California. DPB sells through online specialty retailers, warehouse distributors, auto dealers, traditional auto parts retailers, and OEMs, as well as directly to consumers. DPB is a strong, consumer-focused company with a portfolio of iconic brands and an unmatched distribution network. DPB operates in a large and fragmented industry, has a committed and loyal customer base of devoted automotive enthusiasts, and is well positioned to add similarly compelling brands to its portfolio.

 

Product Families
B&M Racing & Performance
Dinan Engineering
Flowmaster Exhaust Systems
Hurst Driveline Conversions
Hurst Shifters



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Fazoli's Group Inc.

www.fazolis.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
07/2015


Fazoli's Group, Inc. is a franchisor and operator of Italian fast casual restaurants in the United States and is well positioned to accelerate its growth in the rapidly expanding fast casual segment of the restaurant industry.

Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Lexington, Kentucky, Fazoli's is the leading Italian fast casual dining concept that offers moderately priced, freshly-prepared pasta entrees, sandwiches, pizza and salads in a convenient, friendly environment. Fazoli's blends the low price point and speed of a quick service restaurant with the quality, atmosphere and service traditionally found in the casual dining segment. With strong brand awareness and a loyal customer base, Fazoli's was named the 2013 Fast Casual Brand of the Year and Franchise Business Review's "Top 40 Food Franchises" in 2015.



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Hollander Sleep Products, Inc.

www.hollander.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
10/2014


Founded in 1953 and headquartered in Boca Raton, Florida, Hollander is a leader in the North American basic bedding segment producing bed pillows, mattress pads, comforters, foam products, and related sleep accessories. Hollander markets its products under a portfolio of highly recognizable proprietary, licensed, and retail partner brands including Ralph Lauren®, Simmons®, Beautyrest®, Laura Ashley®, Nautica®, Waverly®, and Live Comfortably®.

Hollander operates nine facilities across North America and employs more than 1,600 people worldwide. Hollander sells its products to departments stores, big box retailers, independent stores, and through catalog and Internet retailers.



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Huddle House, Inc.

www.huddlehouse.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
03/2012


Huddle House, headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia, is a leading franchisor of family dining restaurants serving southeastern communities. With its nearly 50-year history, Huddle House is one of the oldest franchise systems in the country. Huddle House was founded by John Sparks, who had opened a few restaurants under various names. John needed a great name for his new restaurant chain. One evening in Decatur, Georgia, he saw a boy meeting friends after football practice holding his helmet in one hand and a football in the other. It looked as if the group were "huddled up" talking and laughing together. It was at that moment he decided that Huddle House was the perfect name for the restaurant chain and it would be the place where folks would gather, or "huddle up," for great food and good times after Friday night football games.

Huddle House focuses on serving quality food in warm, friendly environments that bring communities together. Huddle House offers customers “Any Meal. Any Time.” with a broad menu of high-quality, cooked-to-order food, and 24-hour service, and serves breakfast, lunch and dinner all day. Huddle House has more than 375 franchised units and 17 company-owned units in the Southeast that generate more than $225 million in annual system-wide sales.



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Luminaires Group

www.theluminairesgroup.com

Transition from Founder Ownership

Press Releases
06/2016


The Luminaires Group ("TLG"), founded in 1987 with hubs in Montreal, Canada and Oceanside, California, is a leading North American manufacturer of specification-grade and architectural lighting fixtures. TLG designs, develops, manufactures, and distributes specification-grade lighting products across North America via three niche brands, each with its own focus. Eureka concentrates on indoor and outdoor decorative lighting; Amerillum focuses on indoor and outdoor architectural lighting; and Cyclone specializes in outdoor area lighting. TLG serves commercial, institutional, hospitality, and municipal end markets and offers a wide range of contemporary lighting fixtures for interior and exterior use. TLG has received many industry awards for its innovative lighting designs and product excellence, including several prestigious Reddot Awards

TLG is a leading lighting platform with strong development and design capabilities and a record of innovation. TLG enjoys an impressive breadth of award-winning products and benefits from longstanding sales relationships and distribution channels in North America. Operating in a highly-fragmented market, TLG is a leader in best practices and operational excellence.

In June 2016, Sentinel Capital Partners recapitalized TLG, whose management also invested in the transaction. Sentinel originated, sponsored and negotiated the transaction, arranged the acquisition debt and provided private equity financing from Sentinel Capital Partners V, L.P.



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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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Newk's Eatery

www.newks.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
03/2014


Newk's Eatery, headquartered in Jackson, Mississipi, is a franchisor and operator of fast casual restaurants. Newk's is a rapidly growing market leader in the fast casual restaurant segment throughout the Southeast and is well positioned to accelerate its growth in the rapidly expanding fast casual segment of the restaurant industry.

Newk's began in 2004 as a sandwich shop in Oxford, Mississippi and has grown into one of the fastest growing franchisors of fast casual restaurants. Newk's offers a diverse menu of high quality, made-from-scratch sandwiches, soups, salads, and pizzas.



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PlayCore Inc.

www.playcore.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
05/2014


PlayCore Inc., headquartered in Chattanooga, Tennessee, is one of the leading playground equipment and recreation products companies in the world, specializing in commercial playground, park, recreation, performance and specialty equipment.

PlayCore designs and builds a wide spectrum of specialty equipment ranging from basic, modular play structures to complex, theme-based play environments that require significant creative and engineering competencies. PlayCore also provides a broad array of site amenities, surfacing, seating, performance, and fitness solutions, including picnic tables, benches, bleachers, bike racks, and outdoor fitness stations. Widely recognized as the industry thought leader, PlayCore also offers highly differentiated value-added services such as designing curriculum-based education programs for playgrounds and parks and helps customers access funding sources. PlayCore is an innovative leader and possesses a strong portfolio of leading brands in the playground and recreation market.

Customers rely on PlayCore for high quality, innovative solutions for commercial park and recreation applications. With multiple manufacturing, engineering, and sales locations in North America, PlayCore provides the highest level of customer support. The following PlayCore Video provides more information.



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Quick Weight Loss Centers LLC

www.quickweightlosscenter.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
08/2016


Quick Weight Loss Centers LLC is a leading, multistate health and wellness company that provides weight loss management services. Quick Weight Loss's services address the nation’s growing obesity problem through highly differentiated weight loss programs that enable clients to achieve and maintain their weight loss goals.

Through 32 weight loss management centers in Texas and Florida, Quick Weight Loss offers a proprietary, retail-based weight loss program that teaches customers how to lose weight through nutritional programs that are augmented with significant one-on-one, in-person counseling and supplemental product sales. Quick Weight Loss’s nutritional programs educate clients how to eat well-balanced diets without counting calories or eating pre-packed food, and its high frequency, in-person counseling drives accountability and positive customer outcomes. Founded in 1988, Quick Weight Loss has helped thousands of people achieve and maintain their weight goals.



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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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RotoMetrics, Inc.

www.rotometrics.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
11/2014


RotoMetrics is the leading global provider of precision rotary tooling for the printing and converting industries. RotoMetrics supports customers from manufacturing and repair service facilities in nine countries including the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Denmark, Germany, Australia and Thailand.

Headquartered in St. Louis, Missouri, RotoMetrics provides made-to-order precision rotary cutting dies and engineered tooling for web converting and printing applications. These products are critical components in the production of a wide array of tags, labels, and packaging items used in the consumer goods, healthcare and industrial markets. RotoMetrics maintains deep relationships with a highly diverse blue chip customer base of more than 5,000 converters and OEMs. RotoMetrics enjoys the #1 position in its core tag and label market.



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SONNY'S Enterprises, Inc.

www.sonnysdirect.com/

Recapitalization

Press Releases
12/2016


SONNY'S Enterprises, Inc. is the leading worldwide manufacturer of conveyorized car wash systems. SONNY'S is headquartered in Tamarac, Florida, where it designs and manufactures car wash systems.

With strong development and design capabilities and a long-term record of innovation and excellent customer satisfaction, SONNY'S has become the premier global provider of car care products to car wash professionals. SONNY'S offers a broad range of car wash products and services and has established longstanding sales relationships and distribution channels throughout North America.



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TGI Fridays, Inc.

www.tgifridays.com

Corporate Carveout
Management Buyout

Press Releases
07/2014


TGI Fridays, headquartered in Carrollton, Texas, is a global leader in the $85 billion casual dining segment of the restaurant industry, with an iconic, globally recognized, 49-year-old brand and a heritage as the original American bar and grill. The Fridays system comprises more than 900 restaurants in 60 countries, including more than 500 restaurants in the U.S. Fridays boasts the largest international presence of any U.S. casual dining chain, and customers around the world equate the highly recognizable brand with classic American fare and expert service. The Fridays system generates more than $2.6 billion in systemwide sales.

Fridays differentiates itself from other casual dining restaurants through its unique positioning as a “casual dining bar.” The bar-centric concept—to which the social experience of customers is as central as the restaurants’ high-quality food and drinks—is embodied in Fridays’ name and motto: “In Here It’s Always Friday.” Fridays is known for inventing the “happy hour” and introducing Long Island iced tea, potato skins, and Jack Daniels-branded food items to American casual dining.



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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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WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation

www.wellspringpharm.com

Management Buyout
Transition from Founder Ownership

Press Releases
10/2011


WellSpring Pharmaceutical Corporation, headquartered in Sarasota, Florida, is a manufacturer and marketer of branded OTC health and personal care products in the United States and Canada. WellSpring markets a portfolio of stable and well-recognized OTC brands focused on skin care and gastrointestinal care. WellSpring's OTC products have widespread distribution through major food, mass, and drug retailers; wholesalers; and pharmaceutical distributors.

WellSpring also provides outsourced manufacturing and packaging services for leading pharmaceutical companies from its production facility in Ontario, Canada. WellSpring’s 101,000 square foot facility has a strong audit history with the FDA and Health Canada and offers customers a breadth of product manufacturing capabilities including tablets, capsules, gels, liquids, and creams.

Sentinel partnered in the acquisition with Ancor Capital Partners, a premier independent sponsor with deep operational capabilities in the healthcare consumables and contract manufacturing sectors.