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AirBoss Defense Group

www.airbossofamerica.com/

Recapitalization

Press Releases
02/2011


Sentinel’s involvement with AirBoss Defense Group began with an investment in Critical Solutions International, 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, 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.

In January 2020, CSI merged with the defense subsidiary of publicly traded AirBoss of America Corp. (TSX: BOS) creating as new company, AirBoss Defense Group. With operations in Acton Vale, Quebec and Landover, Maryland, AirBoss is a market leader that provides mission-critical and lifesaving personal protective equipment to withstand chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear, and toxic industrial chemical exposure. The combination brings together two highly complementary businesses that are the global leaders in personal protective equipment and route clearance solutions.



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Altima Dental Centres Inc.

www.altimadental.com

Management Buyout
Partnership with Founders
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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Apex Companies, LLC

www.apexcos.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
11/2018


Apex Companies is a leading environmental services firm specializing in water resources, land restoration, and industrial hygiene. Apex offers comprehensive services to assess, prevent, and cure environmental issues related to water, ground, facilities, and air quality. Apex serves a large and diverse client base spanning both the public and private sectors and a broad range of end markets, including energy, industrial, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and telecom. Apex's client-centric operating model, nationwide presence, and industry reputation as a leader in environmental compliance and risk management are the foundation of its impressive blue-chip client base and 30-year history. Apex services the entire environmental compliance and risk continuum with a team of over 700 geologists, hydrogeologists, engineers, air quality specialists, environmental scientists, information management experts, industrial hygienists, and field technicians.

Apex is a leading growth platform in the highly attractive environmental services market. With a highly capable, passionate management team and a dedicated team of talented employees, Apex is well-positioned to continue its history of growth, both organically and through acquisition.



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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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Captain D's Inc.

www.captainds.com/

Management Buyout

Press Releases
12/2017


Captain D's is a franchisor and operator of more than 500 Captain D's seafood restaurants spanning 21 U.S. states. The Captain D's system has established strongholds in the Southeast and Midwest and is the nation's leading restaurant operator in the quick service restaurant seafood sector. With Captain D's seafood menu based on ocean-caught fish and a beach-themed dining format, it is uniquely positioned in the QSR market, a sub category that has outgrown the broader restaurant industry since 2011.

Captain D's holds a unique market position and is recognized as one of the top 10 brands in America for consumer loyalty. Captain D's also attracts younger guests and is the clear category leader. Moreover, its same-store-sales growth over the past decade is in the very top QSR tier regardless of category. Captain D's provides highly attractive and consistent unit economics for its franchise partners, which is fueling growth in new franchise sales and openings.



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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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ECM Industries LLC

www.ecmindustries.com

Management Buyout

Press Releases
12/2019


ECM Industries is a global manufacturer and supplier of electrical products for construction, maintenance, lighting, irrigation, landscape supply, and gas utility markets. Headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin, ECM serves professional electricians, contractors, maintenance technicians, and do-it-yourselfers with a wide range of premium brands, including Gardner Bender – ECM's flagship brand that provides a wide variety of rough electrical products and tools; King Innovation – a market leader in harsh environment connectors; and Bergen – a leader in the design and manufacturing of construction and maintenance lighting. ECM manages more than 3,000 SKUs and leverages long-term relationships across diverse sales channels, including distributors, specialty hardware stores, and home centers. ECM enjoys sophisticated operational and sourcing capabilities through six separate global locations, including a new, purpose-built facility in New Berlin, Wisconsin, designed to support future growth.

In April 2020, ECM acquired ILSCO Corporation, a leading North American manufacturer and distributor of electrical connectors and accessories serving commercial, industrial, utility, and OEM customers. Founded more than 125 years ago, ILSCO is the premier electrical brand in the professional/distribution channel. The acquisition offers an opportunity for significant cost savings, greatly diversifies ECM’s product portfolio, and increases ECM’s exposure to the attractive distribution channel. In addition, ILSCO brings in-house manufacturing capabilities for aluminum extrusions and offers ECM an entry into the OEM market, which creates a “brand halo” for ILSCO’s products and positions it as the supplier of choice for distribution customers who place a premium on quality and reliability.

ECM serves a growing $2+ billion addressable market with favorable secular trends and has a significant opportunity to expand in both core segments and adjacencies. Having worked closely with the ECM team through our prior investment in Power Products, Sentinel has backed their multiyear strategic vision to build an electrical products platform with a diverse mix of brands, markets, and distribution channels. As a proven innovator and consolidator in the electrical products industry, ECM is well positioned to continue executing its growth plan.



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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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Holley Performance Products, Inc.

www.holley.com

Management buyout

Press Releases
10/2018
09/2015


Sentinel's investment in Holley began in 2015 with our acquisition of Driven Performance Brands ("Driven"), a leading designer, manufacturer, and marketer of specialty automotive aftermarket performance products for car and truck enthusiasts. Driven's products offer a variety of unique designs and styles for a wide range of automotive enthusiasts who consider what they drive and how the vehicle performs an important lifestyle choice. Driven's product line covers 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, Driven sells through online specialty retailers, warehouse distributors, auto dealers, and traditional auto parts retailers as well as directly to consumers. Driven has a committed and loyal customer base of devoted automotive enthusiasts, a portfolio of iconic brands, and an unmatched distribution network. In August 2017, Driven acquired APR, the leading provider of performance aftermarket products for Audi and Volkswagen vehicles. APR is highly complementary to Dinan, which provides similar products for BMW vehicles.

In 2018, Sentinel acquired Holley Performance Products, a leading producer of high-performance automotive products, and merged Driven into Holley. Holley's product portfolio comprises fuel injection systems, engine tuning and ignition solutions, carburetors, and exhaust systems and includes iconic brands such as Holley, Sniper EFI, MSD, Accel, Hooker, Diablosport, Superchips, and Edge, each with its own identity that allows Holley to target specific consumers across the late-model, classic, truck and jeep, and racing vehicle sub-segments. Founded in 1903, Holley is headquartered in Bowling Green, Kentucky. Like Driven, Holley sells through online specialty retailers, warehouse distributors, and traditional auto parts retailers, as well as directly to consumers, has iconic brands, and has a committed and loyal customer base of devoted automotive enthusiasts.

The combination of Holley and Driven creates the largest and most diversified business in the high-performance automotive aftermarket industry. Operating in a large and fragmented industry, the combined business is well positioned to grow organically and by acquiring new brands for its portfolio.



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Mobile Communications of America

www.callmc.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
03/2019


Mobile Communications America is a leading provider of communications solutions and services in North America and one of Motorola Solutions' largest channel partners. Founded in 1988 and headquartered in Spartanburg, South Carolina, MCA sells Land Mobile Radios and related network infrastructure products and offers services across all aspects of the communications solutions lifecycle, including system design, installation, and ongoing maintenance and repair. MCA's communication and network solutions and services enhance the safety, security, and operating efficiency of a diverse base of more than 10,000 customers. MCA's customer base includes public safety institutions and some of the largest, most well-known corporate clients in North America. MCA focuses on the Southeast and enjoys regional density through 41 locations in Alabama, Georgia, Florida, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, and Virginia, with the capability of serving national commercial customers across the United States.

MCA delivers highly technical, scalable, and mission critical–grade services and its emphasis on service is a major differentiator. MCA's success has been fostered by a culture of service-first, collaboration, and trust. MCA is well-positioned to continue its history of growth, both organically and through acquisition.



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Nekoosa, Inc.

www.nekoosa.com/

Management buyout

Press Releases
11/2017


Headquartered in Nekoosa, Wisconsin, Nekoosa is a leading manufacturer of highly engineered, specialty paper and film products used in the graphics and commercial print markets. Nekoosa produces a comprehensive suite of specialty engineered materials in four key product areas: application and pressure sensitive tapes used to protect and transfer graphics onto surfaces such as store windows and commercial vehicles; specialty synthetic papers that offer a digitally printable tear-and-water-proof alternative to lamination; sheeted digital and offset grade carbonless paper; and extruded film products used in wall panel, credit card, and lighting applications. Through a network of more than 1,000 global distributor partners, Nekoosa serves a highly-diverse base of more than 70,000 commercial print and graphics shops in 65 countries.

Nekoosa has enhanced its leadership position through its highly-specialized operational expertise, unparalleled distribution network, and excellent corporate culture committed to developing a first-class employee base. Nekoosa has a long record of innovation, leadership, and growth. Nekoosa is growing organically and is also via executing add-on acquisitions. Nekoosa has developed a playbook for identifying and integrating complementary businesses.



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New Era Technology, Inc.

www.neweratech.com

Management Buyout
Partnership with Founder
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
09/2019


New Era Technology is a global provider of managed information technology services focused on collaboration and data networks. Serving customers in the U.S., U.K., New Zealand, and Australia, New Era provides a comprehensive suite of managed services and systems integration capabilities for a wide range of IT solutions, including collaboration, data networking, and security. Employing a customer-centric business model, New Era is a trusted technology advisor to more than 6,500 worldwide customers – often name-brand, blue-chip multinational businesses – that span diverse end markets, including healthcare, education, corporate, government and financial services.

As technology systems increase in complexity and the pace of technological change accelerates, organizations require integrated, flexible, and scalable solutions that incorporate a wide range of technologies. New Era is well positioned to capitalize on these favorable secular trends underpinning the evolving technology landscape. New Era's strategy is to grow organically and via add-on acquisitions in existing and new geographies.



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New You Bariatric Group

Management Buyout
Partnership with Founder
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
08/2019


New You Bariatric Group is the leading provider of administrative support services to bariatric surgery offices in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut that collectively operate as the New York Bariatric Group and employ bariatric surgeons, other specialists, and physician assistants. NYBG supports practices that offer a full suite of bariatric surgical procedures, pre- and post-op support, related plastic surgery, and innovative non-surgical treatments to meet patients' needs.

NYBG's affiliated practices offer a "One-Day Workup," a comprehensive pre-operative evaluation with on-site cardiologists, pulmonologists, psychologists, and nutritionists, thereby eliminating the need for patients to schedule multiple appointments in different locations prior to surgery. In addition, NYBG's affiliated practices maintain strong relationships with leading health systems in its regional markets and also manage bariatric programs for several hospitals. NYBG's affiliated doctors have completed more than 18,000 bariatric surgeries since inception, which establishes NYBG as the leading U.S. provider of administrative services for bariatric practices. NYBG's strategy is to grow by providing support services to other bariatric surgery offices in its existing and other regional markets.



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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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Revenew International LLC

www.revenew.com

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 through four core services lines – contract compliance, supplier payment review, performance improvement, and sales tax recovery. 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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TranSystems, Inc.

www.transystems.com

Management Buyout
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
04/2021


TranSystems, a leading provider of engineering, architectural, and design consulting solutions for United States transportation end markets. TranSystems plans, inspects, designs, and provides related services to some of the most complex transportation infrastructure projects in the U.S. With more than 750 highly skilled engineers and technical employees working from 30 strategically located offices, the company serves a diverse client base across both the public and private sectors, including government, freight, transit, aviation, and intermodal end markets. TranSystems' expertise includes award-winning design and engineering services work on bridges, highways, tunnels, railroads, airports, and multi-modal facilities.

TranSystems is well positioned to capitalize on the growing demand for engineering and design work to inspect and maintain our country's aging transportation infrastructure and leverage the growing infrastructure services opportunities ahead to drive organic and make strategic acquisitions.



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UBEO, LLC

www.ubeo.com

Management Buyout
Partnership with Founders
Add-On Acquisitions

Press Releases
04/2018


Headquartered in San Antonio, Texas, UBEO is a provider of best-in-class document management services. UBEO facilitates business technology integration by offering the newest, best, and most innovative ideas in hardware and software solutions to its customer base of mid-sized businesses, schools, and municipalities. UBEO sells and services globally-recognized copier and printer equipment primarily in major Texas metropolitan markets. UBEO manages an installed base of over 20,000 machines and maintains long-term relationships with leading vendors such as Konica Minolta, Kyocera, Ricoh, and Xerox.

As the largest independent service provider in Texas, UBEO is a scalable platform that is well positioned to consolidate its highly fragmented industry. UBEO has consistently outperformed its competition in the service categories that its customers value most – technical capability, service quality, and on-time delivery.



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Vital Care, LLC

www.vitalcareinc.com

Junior Capital
Structured Equity

Press Releases
12/2020


Vital Care is the premier franchisor of home infusion services in the United States. Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Meridian, Mississippi, Vital Care serves the medical needs of a wide range of patients, including those with chronic and acute conditions. Home infusion therapy involves the intravenous or subcutaneous administration of drugs or biologicals to patients at home. Vital Care supports more than 50 franchises across 20 states and focuses on underserved secondary markets.

Using a franchise model with which Sentinel has considerable experience, Vital Care serves the growing $15 billion home infusion market. As one of the top-5 home infusion providers in the U.S. and only franchisor, Vital Care has a differentiated competitive position, is growing rapidly, and is well positioned to extend its geographical reach.