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Empire Auto Parts LLC

www.empireautoparts.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
11/2021


Empire Auto Parts is a leading specialty distributor of aftermarket parts serving collision repair centers. Headquartered in Totowa, New Jersey, Empire operates five distribution hubs and 22 satellite delivery locations across 16 contiguous eastern states. With a vast assortment of top-quality products and a fleet of vehicles providing same-day or next-day delivery, Empire delivers unmatched service to its collision center partners. Empire’s product offering covers more than 40,000 parts, including bumper covers, lamps, hoods, fenders, trunk lids, grills, bezels, door mirrors, and other products.

Empire has built a reputation of providing best-in-class service through a hub-and-spoke model which extends up and down the east coast, and has established a growth playbook based on providing a better buying experience coupled with broad parts availability. Empire's highly experienced and tenured management team is deeply committed to providing world-class support for its collision center customers. Empire has a proven record providing excellent service and a sophisticated infrastructure that enables it to attract new collision repair centers to its network.



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High Bar Brands LLC

www.highbarbrands.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
12/2023


High Bar Brands is the leading manufacturer and distributor of branded aftermarket products for heavy-duty trucks and trailers. High Bar's product portfolio includes poly fenders, floormats, couplings, pintle hitches, stainless steel accessories, and mud flaps. High Bar's manufacturing experience spans nearly 100 years, and its iconic brands—Minimizer, Premier Manufacturing, Dieters, Panelite, and Viking—are renowned for superior durability, safety, and functionality. High Bar serves aftermarket distributors, dealers, and OEMs in North America, Central America, and South America. The end users of High Bar's products are fleet managers and owner-operators across infrastructure, waste management, agriculture, food service, forestry, over-the-road trucking, and other markets.

With a talented and committed management team, best-in-class products and service, and operational excellence, High Bar is well positioned to grow rapidly, both organically and through add-on acquisitions in related product categories.



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Online Labels Group LLC

www.onlinelabelsgroup.com

Recapitalization
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
12/2023


Online Labels Group is a leading provider of pressure-sensitive labels, shrink sleeves, and flexible packaging solutions. Online Labels delivers a broad line of high-quality label products through online and direct sales to a diverse set of customers across the food and beverage, health and beauty, and household products sectors. Online Labels is a one-stop shop for its customers' labeling needs and offers a wide selection of blank and customized short- and medium-run labels for small to midsize businesses. Online Labels is an e-commerce pioneer with an industry-leading digital platform and top-notch direct salesforce.

With a talented and committed management team, best-in-class products and service, and operational excellence, Online Labels is well positioned to grow both organically and through add-on acquisitions in related product categories.



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Recreational Group

www.recreationalgroup.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
01/2022
10/2021


Sentinel's investment in The Recreational Group began with our acquisition of Controlled Products in October 2021. During the diligence process, Sentinel was introduced to The Recreational Group ("RG"), a similar-sized and highly complementary business located next door to Controlled Products in Dalton, Georgia. Approximately eight weeks after acquiring Controlled Products, in December 2021, Sentinel acquired RG, combined the two businesses, and renamed the combination The Recreational Group.

Controlled Products is a leading manufacturer and distributor of premium synthetic turf products for landscape, sports, commercial, and specialty applications. Controlled Products develops and distributes a variety of premium synthetic turf through an international network of dealers and customers and to its company owned and franchised Purchase Green® stores. Controlled Products serves a diverse group of residential, commercial, and field customers with leading name brands including GrassTex, SporTurf, and Synthetic Turf International, as well as private label products. With a wide range of high-quality and innovative synthetic turf products, Controlled Products has established itself as a manufacturer-of-choice with leading dealers and architects, and will continue to educate the market regarding the benefits of synthetic turf products across field and non-field applications and encourage adoption.

RG is also a leading designer, manufacturer, and installer of premium recreational surfacing products, including synthetic turf and modular tile. RG serves both the residential and nonresidential markets, including education, municipalities, and religious facilities. The combination of RG and Controlled Products brings together two highly complementary businesses to create the largest and most diversified platform in the premium recreational surfaces market with difficult to replicate manufacturing capabilities. CP increases RG’s sport and landscape turf presence while RG adds deeper penetration of commercial and landscape turf markets and fast-growing modular tile products. Offering a diversified line of innovative and highly complementary products, the combined business serves customers across the U.S., with a focus on the Southeast and Southwest, where water conservation and the need for natural grass alternatives is growing. Moreover, as the industry's only vertically integrated player of scale, the combination offers superior product quality, consistency, and excellent customer service. The combined platform presents an exciting opportunity to grow organically and through acquisition.



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RefrigiWear LLC

www.RefrigiWear.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
11/2021


RefrigiWear makes protective industrial workwear for indoor and outdoor use in sub-freezing temperatures and inclement weather environments. RefrigiWear's products include outerwear, coveralls, bibs, pants, and protective handwear and footwear that are designed to keep users warm, safe, and productive. RefrigiWear has deep, long-standing relationships with its customers in the food manufacturing, food distribution, and construction and other outdoor end markets. RefrigiWear also provides services such as embroidery and personalization, emblems, logos, patches, custom alterations, repairs and laundry services, which further entrenches it with its customers. Over the past several years, RefrigiWear has rapidly grown its e-commerce business to provide its quality products directly to end consumers. Founded in 1954, RefrigiWear will continue to be managed by members of the founding families that have run the business since its inception.

RefrigiWear is the premium trusted brand in subzero environment workwear with unparalleled customer loyalty, exceptional service, and a record of innovation. RefrigiWear is well positioned to accelerate its growth record both organically and via making add-on acquisitions.



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SmartSign LLC

www.smartsign.com

Management Buyout
Add-on Acquisitions

Press Releases
09/2022


Headquartered in Brooklyn, New York, SmartSign is an online provider of customizable and specialized signs, labels, and tags serving the regulatory, compliance, and safety needs of customers across the economy. SmartSign sells products to nearly 900,000 customers annually, with a growing percentage of revenue from repeat customers who return for their sign, label, and tag needs. SmartSign serves small- to mid-sized businesses and large corporations, including 75% of the Fortune 1000, across hundreds of verticals, including education, healthcare, and industrial. SmartSign operates 27 websites, each offering highly specialized and customizable products to fit thousands of specific-use cases; many products can be shipped the same day they are ordered.

As a disruptive, vertically integrated, tech-enabled company, SmartSign is strategically positioned to capitalize on the growing online segment of the signs, labels, and tags market. With a talented and committed management team, best-in-class products and service, and operational excellence, SmartSign is well positioned to grow rapidly, both organically and through add-on acquisitions in related product categories.