News Archive

  • September 13, 2022
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Investment in Odyssey Aviation U.S.
    Odyssey is a Fixed Based Operator (‘FBO’) that provides fuel, hangar rental, aircraft de-icing, and other services to private aviation customers and air cargo operators at the Kissimmee Gateway Airport (ISM) in Kissimmee, FL and the Willow Run Airport (YIP) in Ypsilanti, MI. Granite Creek’s investment supports a broader recapitalization of Odyssey with Equivu Capital, LLC, the investment arm of Odyssey’s CEO Salvatore Calvino, becoming majority shareholder of the company.
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  • July 31, 2022
    Granite Creek portfolio company, Knox-Precision Holdings, Acquires Lenders Title Group
    Granite Creek announced the acquisition of Lenders Title Group (“LTG”), a subsidiary of First Horizon Corporation (NYSE: FHN), by its existing portfolio company Knox-Precision Holdings, LLC (“KPH”).
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  • July 13, 2022
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Sale of Its Stake in Sunset Pacific Transportation
    Granite Creek announced today that it has exited its equity and subordinated debt positions in Sunset Pacific Transportation (“Sunset Pacific), a leading logistics provider based in Chino, California. Red Arts Capital Partners (“Red Arts”) and Prudential Private Capital acquired Granite Creek’s significant minority stake in Sunset Pacific, and repaid its subordinated debt holdings as part of a recapitalization of the business.
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  • May 10, 2022
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Investment in Bundle
    Granite Creek, in partnership with Knox Capital Holdings, LLC, today announced an investment in Bundle, a national provider of compliant real estate document preparation services, to support its acquisition of Rosenberg LPA LLC (RLPA), a similarly focused company that has serviced title companies and lenders for over 15 years. Together, the two make up the largest document preparation company and will continue to provide the best of process-improvement technology, coupled with the benefits of an experienced panel of attorneys.
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  • May 3, 2022
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Investment from TPG Growth in Morrow Sodali
    TPG Growth has acquired a majority stake in its portfolio company, Morrow Sodali, the leading global shareholder engagement and governance advisory firm. TPG Growth is the middle market and growth equity platform of global asset management firm TPG.
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  • January 13, 2022
    Granite Creek announces the promotion of Andrew Kearney to Senior Associate. Andrew joined Granite Creek in early 2021 and quickly established himself as an astute and influential deal team member. In his first year with the firm, Andrew was instrumental in closing two new platform investments and seamlessly took on portfolio monitoring responsibilities for the firm’s two medical device investments.
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  • January 12, 2022
    Warras named CEO of Veterinary Pharmaceutical Solutions
    Veterinary Pharmaceutical Solutions (VPS), St. Peter, MN has announced the hiring of Dean Warras as its new Chief Executive Officer (CEO). Warras is an accomplished international and domestic leader in the animal health and nutrition industry. He has managed several businesses and high-level B2B partnerships across a variety of products, segments and markets.
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  • January 5, 2022
    Granite Creek announces the promotion of Jordan Liss to Director. Jordan joined Granite Creek in 2018 and has continued to make his mark on the firm through his efforts in deal sourcing, due diligence, and portfolio management as well as with his overall positive demeanor, which cultivates teamwork among his colleagues at Granite Creek and its portfolio companies.
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  • October 5, 2021
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Selected for Inc.’s 2021 List of Founder-Friendly Investors
    Granite Creek today announced that it was again named to the Inc.’s Founder-Friendly Investors list, honoring the private equity and venture capital firms with the best track record of success backing entrepreneurs. This is a shift from previous lists — which were called the Private Equity 50 — as this year’s list includes venture capital firms in addition to private equity firms, while maintaining its stringent criteria for recognition.
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  • September 22, 2021
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Announces Investment in C&C Manufacturing
    CHICAGO and OTTUMWA, Iowa, Sept. 22, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced it has partnered with Equivu Capital, LLC (“Equivu”) on an investment in C&C Manufacturing, LLC (“C&C”). C&C is a leading manufacturer and distributor of heavy equipment, providing high-quality machinery to the scrap metal recycling, waste management, and airport maintenance equipment markets alongside a suite of aftermarket replacement parts and value-added services.
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  • September 8, 2021
    Royal Biologics Announces FDA Approval of the Maxx™ Concentration System.
    Royal Biologics, an ortho-biologics company focused on Autologous and Live Cellular solutions, has announced FDA 510K approval of their Maxx™-PRP concentration system. Maxx™-PRP is a patented next-generation concentration device that can be used to concentrate autologous whole blood for the safe and rapid preparation of platelet-rich plasma to use point of care for mixing with autograft and/or allograft to improve handling characteristics. Royal's Maxx™-PRP system offers "customizable formulations" of platelet-rich plasma, allowing clinicians to treat a variety of conditions in orthopedics, sports medicine, plastic surgery and regenerative medicine.
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  • August 17, 2021
    Royal Biologics Announces Partnership with Vilex to Distribute Their ALC Technology Portfolio for Expansion of Biologics in Lower Extremity Procedures
    Royal Biologics, an Autologous and Live Cellular solutions-focused company, and Vilex, a leader in lower extremity orthopedic implants, announced today that they have entered into a distribution agreement whereby Vilex will market and distribute Royal Biologics’ portfolio of Autologous and Live Cellular therapies for lower extremity orthopedic procedures. Royal’s product portfolio focuses on fully utilizing the potential of the patient’s own cells to maximize efficacy in bone graft and wound care procedures using Autologous and Live Cellular biologics. Current “Live” or “Viable” cell allografts use toxic preservatives that destroy or alter donor cells. Royal Biologics’ portfolio creates a unique ability to harness the potential within the patient’s own body and allows for safer, more cost-effective methods than existing industry standards. Royal’s ALC portfolio does not utilize toxic cryo-protectants or foreign toxic preservatives. As healthcare costs continue to rise, the industry is in need for novel and innovative biologic technologies. Royal’s ALC portfolio provides a best-in-class approach to treat fusion and soft tissue related injuries utilizing each patient’s own autologous cells. The partnership between Royal Biologics and Vilex will put these products at the forefront of lower extremity orthopedic surgeries.
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  • June 8, 2021
    Granite Creek Capital Partners and the Farrell Family Back Acquisition of Diamond Blade
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced it has partnered with Canterbury Ventures, LLC, the investment arm of James M. Farrell and W. James Farrell, to acquire Diamond Blade Warehouse, LLC (“DBW”). DBW is a leading distributor of construction cutting tool consumables, providing professional-grade replacement parts for the cutting and grinding equipment used for a variety of applications including concrete, masonry, asphalt, pavers, tile, granite, marble and commercial flooring.
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  • May 18, 2021
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. Announces Investment in Big Easy Blends, LLC
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced it has partnered with Clover Capital Partners on an investment in Big Easy Blends, LLC (“Big Easy”). Based in New Orleans, Big Easy is a leading developer and manufacturer of branded, private label, and licensed single-serve pouched beverages, including slushies, snow cones, fruit smoothies, and alcoholic and non-alcoholic frozen novelties.
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  • April 26, 2021
    Morrow Sodali, the global shareholder engagement and governance consulting firm, announced that it had been ranked #1 among proxy solicitors in U.S M&A transactions for the first quarter of 2021 by The Deal, continuing the firm’s #1 ranking for the full year 2020 and up from the firm’s #3 position in the first quarter of 2020. In addition, Morrow Sodali climbed to the #2 position among proxy solicitors acting for corporate clients in activism situations in 2020, moving up from the #4 position in Refinitiv’s Global Shareholder Activism Scorecard announced last month.
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  • March 9, 2021
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. Announces Acquisition of Canada-Based Radius Global Solutions, Inc.
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced its portfolio company, Sunset Pacific Transportation, Inc. (“Sunset Pacific”), acquired Radius Global Solutions, Inc. (“Radius Logistics”), a Canadian corporation.
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  • February 18, 2021
    Royal Biologics Wound Care Portfolio Receives High-Tier Reimbursement
    Royal Biologics, an Autologous and Live Cellular solutions-focused company, announced today that beginning Jan. 1, 2021, CryoCord™ Placental Allograft, Amnio-Maxx™ Placental Allograft, Amnio-Maxx™ Lite Placental Allograft and Derm-Maxx™ Dermal Allograft will be placed in the high-tier reimbursement category for skin substitutes under the Center for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) Hospital Outpatient Prospective Payment System. With this new payment designation, hospital outpatient departments and affiliated wound care centers may now be able to receive a higher reimbursement when treating Medicare beneficiaries for chronic non-healing wounds with Cryo-Cord, Amnio-Maxx, Amnio-Maxx, Lite and Derm-Maxx. Additionally, physicians treating Medicare beneficiaries in their office may be able to receive reimbursement to cover the cost associate with these products.
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  • January 26, 2021
    Granite Creek Capital Partners LLC Announces Investment In Life Spine, Inc.
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announces an investment in Life Spine Inc., a medical device company focused on creating innovative spinal implant solutions for orthopedic surgeons and neurosurgeons. Life Spine is dedicated to improving the quality of patient care by reducing surgery time and increasing procedural efficacy. Uncompromising quality and design standards coupled with technologically advanced manufacturing platforms have driven rapid increases in the sales of Life Spine’s products.
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  • December 2, 2020
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. Announces Investment in Auto Driveaway Systems LLC (Globenewswire)
    CHICAGO and LOMBARD, Ill., Dec. 02, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced its investment in Auto Driveaway Systems, LLC, the leading professional vehicle relocation service in North America. Auto Driveaway, a portfolio company of Evanston Partners LLC, primarily serves large corporate fleets, upfitters, vehicle manufacturers and dealer groups as well as leasing and fleet management companies with fast, safe and reliable door-to-door service nationwide. Rush Street Capital of Chicago arranged the transaction.
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  • December 2, 2020
    Granite Creek Backs Car Transport Company Auto Driveaway (WSJ)
    Granite Creek Capital Partners has provided $12 million in debt financing to Auto Driveaway Systems LLC, an Evanston Partners-backed company that helps other businesses move vehicles across the U.S.
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  • November 5, 2020
    International Corporate Governance Network (ICGN) has recognized Morrow Sodali’s Chairman Emeritus, John C. Wilcox, with the Lifetime Achievement Award
    John Wilcox, Chairman Emeritus, Morrow Sodali, was also awarded the ICGN Lifetime Achievement award. John has had a long and distinguished career with Georgeson & Company, TIAA-CREF and Morrow Sodali, throughout which he has consistently promoted better governance standards and practices by corporations, both in the United States and around the world.
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  • October 27, 2020
    Granite Creek Capital Partners Named to Inc.’s 2020 Private Equity 50 List
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announced that it was named to Inc.’s 2020 Private Equity 50 list. The second annual Inc. top 50 Founder-Friendly Private Equity Firms list honors the most founder-friendly PE firms that have a successful track record of supporting and partnering with entrepreneurs.
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  • October 22, 2020
    Morrow Sodali Ranked #1
    Morrow Sodali has been ranked #1 by The Deal in their 2020 Power Rankings of M&A Proxy and Information Agents, having advised on more M&A transactions in the first three quarters of 2020 than any other proxy firm.
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  • September 1, 2020
    Royal Biologics Announces the Acquisition of FIBRINET
    ​​​​Royal Biologics, an ortho-biologics company specializing in the research and advancement of autologous and live cellular solutions, today announced the completed acquisition of FIBRINET, from Vertical Spine LLC. The acquisition comes as part of Royal Biologics' strategic initiative to add novel technologies to its growing portfolio of autologous and live cellular solutions to support orthopedic and spinal fusion.
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  • July 21, 2020
    Morrow Sodali today announced the formation of a Strategic Advisory Board comprising world-class executives and consultants from a wide range of disciplines. The eight newly appointed external Board members will work closely with Morrow Sodali’s executive leadership team, providing guidance and insights on issues of strategic importance and helping the company achieve its growth goals. Morrow Sodali is successfully advancing its plan to expand in governance consulting (particularly ESG advisory services), stock surveillance, shareholder and bondholder engagement, M&A and activism advisory, and proxy solicitation services.
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  • April 8, 2020
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, and Theron Technology Solutions, a Chicago-based technology services organization, today jointly announce the launch of free web-based tools for small businesses to estimate amounts available and forgiven under the Paycheck Protection Program (“PPP”).
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  • January 21, 2020
    Royal Biologics Announces the Launch of Cryo-Cord™, the First Non-DMSO Viable Umbilical Cord Graft
    Royal Biologics, an ortho-biologics company specializing in the research and advancement of novel ortho-biologics solutions, today announced the launch of Cryo-Cord™, the first DMSO-free viable umbilical cord graft. The company will be showcasing Cryo-Cord™ along with its new portfolio of Autologous Live Cellular (ALC) technologies at the NY20 Foundation for Podiatric Medicine meeting, held January 24-26 in New York, NY for more than 1500 clinical attendees.
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  • January 8, 2020
    Royal Biologics announces the launch of MAGNUS, a DMSO-free viable cellular bone allograft
    Royal Biologics, an ortho-biologics company specializing in the research and advancement of regenerative cellular therapy and novel orthobiologic solutions, has announced the launch of MAGNUS, a DMSO-free viable cellular bone allograft. MAGNUS presents a unique solution to traditional viable cellular allograft technology as it utilizes a DMSO-free cryoprotectant. This novel approach to the viable cellular allograft market differentiates MAGNUS from all other technologies currently available.
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  • December 13, 2019
    Morrow Sodali Receives 2019 Advisor Award (pg.14)
    Michael Verrechia, Morrow Sodali’s U.S.-based managing director of activism and contested situations, said his team has been working with both new and existing clients on activism preparedness “much earlier in their annual meeting process.” Verrechia believes a prevalent trend this proxy season was opposition to M&A and he expects more such campaigns next year.
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  • October 24, 2019
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. and Red Arts Capital Announce Acquisition of Sunset Pacific Transportation (Globe Newswire)
    Granite Creek’s investment in Sunset Pacific Transportation was made from its $200 million fund, Granite Creek FlexCap II, L.P. (“FlexCap II”). Within FlexCap II, Granite Creek expects to invest in a total of 15-20 companies engaged in manufacturing, business services, healthcare and agribusiness. Granite Creek plays an active role with the leadership of its portfolio companies and serves as a trusted advisor and partner. Sunset Pacific Transportation is the first California-based company in its current portfolio.
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  • August 7, 2019
    Granite Creek Backs Corporate Services Provider Morrow Sodali (WSJ)
    Granite Creek Capital Partners invested $15 million in Morrow Sodali, which provides strategic advisory and other services to corporate clients, the Chicago firm said Wednesday. The firm’s investment is for a minority stake in the New York-based company, alongside family offices Holding Pallavicini and Fidia Holding, which invested earlier.
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  • June 19, 2019
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C. Announces an Investment in Royal Biologics (Globe Newswire)
    Granite Creek Capital Partners, L.L.C., a private investment firm based in Chicago, today announces its investment in Royal Biologics, a medical device company focused on the growing regenerative medicine sector. The company, a leading manufacturer and distributor of devices used in stem cell and other surgical procedures, develops, licenses, produces and distributes biologics, orthobiologics and orthopedic implant products. Royal is the first healthcare investment of Granite Creek’s FlexCap II private investment fund.
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  • June 18, 2019
    Granite Creek Invests in Royal Biologics (WSJ)
    Less than a month after closing its second fund, Granite Creek Capital Partners has struck its first deal out of the vehicle for medical-device and biologics producer Royal Biologics LLC. The private-equity firm will invest $7.5 million in Royal Biologics, with the option to invest another $7.5 million, according to Mark Radzik, a partner at the Chicago firm. In late May, the firm—which targets lower middle-market deals—closed Granite Creek FlexCap II LP with $200 million in commitments. Granite Creek initially targeted about $150 million, WSJ Pro has reported.
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  • May 22, 2019
    Private-equity firm Granite Creek raises $200 million (Crain's)
    Chicago private-equity firm Granite Creek Capital Partners, an early investor in fast-growing Chicago-based SMS Assist, said it closed this week on its second investment fund after raising $200 million. The firm has already made two investments with the new fund, said co-founder Mark Radzik, though he declined to be more specific. Overall, the firm now has $400 million in assets under management. Granite Creek, founded in 2005, invests in manufacturing, agribusiness, health care and business services companies in the lower middle market. Typically, the firm makes equity investments of between $10 million and $20 million, but also sometimes extends credit to companies. It will take majority or minority stakes.
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  • May 22, 2019
    Granite Creek Closes Second Fund at $200 Million (WSJ)
    Granite Creek Capital Partners LLC has finished raising its second fund to invest in the debt and equity of lower midmarket companies. Granite Creek FlexCap II LP closed with $200 million, the Chicago firm said Wednesday. The fund’s final tally exceeded an initial target of about $150 million, said firm co-founder and Managing Partner Mark Radzik. The firm’s prior fund closed in 2006 with $85 million. Granite Creek aims to invest $10 million to $20 million per deal from the new fund, backing companies in the business-services, manufacturing, agribusiness and health-care sectors, according to a news release.
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  • April 29, 2019
    CHICAGO, April 29, 2019 — SMS Assist, a leading facilities management technology company, announced today that Marc Shiffman has been named chief executive officer, effective immediately. With nearly a decade of experience leading SMS Assist, most recently as president and chief financial officer, Shiffman has been a driving force behind SMS Assist’s rapid revenue and profitability growth, and has overseen the development of market‐leading solutions for customers and affiliates. He succeeds outgoing CEO Taylor Rhodes, who is departing the company to pursue a new opportunity.
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  • April 10, 2019
    5 Key Ways To Better Engagement With Boards (Morrow Sodali)
    Morrow Sodali has released its fourth annual Global Institutional Investor Survey which includes feedback from a third of the world’s assets under management representing $33 trillion gathered from 46 respondents, including several domestic funds. The results confirm that 2019 will be another year of transformative change as investors step up engagement to better understand the alignment between board composition and business strategy, especially in the way the board oversees corporate culture and the ‘tone from the top’.
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  • April 4, 2019
    What Impact Investments Mean For Boards (Morrow Sodali)
    Impact investing is making waves in the financial world. Based on the idea that asset managers invest “to positively contribute to social or environmental solutions”, the strategy has already attracted some big-name fund managers. Financial writers and observers are quick to rave about impact investment and its growing importance. After all, it’s one of the fastest growing areas of the fund management industry and it is aimed at doing good. It’s good for business and reputations.
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  • March 28, 2019
    Big Joe Introduces HD Joey and Customizable PDX50 Stacker @ Promat
    Big Joe Forklifts (Lombard, IL) is proud to announce two exciting additions to their product offerings at Promat 2019. Having introduced the first walkie forklift to the world at the Chicago material handling exhibition in 1951, the debut of the PDX50 custom stacker platform represents a major milestone for the brand.
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  • February 14, 2019
    Survey Highlights Growing Investor Pressure On Governance Teams (Morrow Sodali)
    New research underlines the increasing pressure on companies – and in turn their governance teams – to respond to demands from investors with effective engagement, disclosure and policies on an ever-broader array of topics, including human capital.
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  • February 11, 2019
    Shareholder Activism: Advice From the Trenches (Morrow Sodali)
    The global spread of investor activism is top of mind for activists and experts who work with boards to counter them, based on panels and discussions with attendees at SkyTop Strategies’ annual shareholder activism conference in New York late last month. Experts are also pondering how uncertainty in the U.S. and abroad may open the door for activists to target more vulnerable companies.
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  • February 6, 2019
    Shareholder Activism and Engagement (Morrow Sodali)
    Shareholder activism continues to thrive and expand in scope and type of activist. Across the globe, activists are busy choosing their targets, preparing their campaigns and honing their attack strategies.
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  • February 4, 2019
    10 Shareholder Relations Trends to Look out for in 2019 (Morrow Sodali)
    2019 will be another year of transformative change in relations between companies and shareholders.
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  • October 29, 2018
    SBIA Presents Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) with Champion of Small Business Investing Award
    The Small Business Investor Alliance (SBIA), the leading association of lower middle market private equity funds and investors, recognized Congressman Brad Schneider (D-IL) for his support of small business investment and presented him with SBIA’s Champion of Small Business Investing Award. Rep. Schneider is among a group of select Members of Congress whom SBIA is honoring in recognition of their support for small business access to capital.
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  • September 5, 2018
    SMS Assist to Open Naperville Call Center for up to 400
    SMS Assist, one of Chicago’s most closely watched growth-stage tech companies, is planning a big expansion. So why is a Michigan Avenue-headquartered firm deciding to grow in the suburbs?
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  • March 7, 2018
    SMS Assist Continues to Build World-Class Executive Team with Hiring of Amazon Veteran Peter Commons as Chief Product Officer
    SMS Assist today announced the hiring of Amazon veteran Peter Commons as Chief Product Officer.
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  • January 18, 2018
    KION buys into EP Equipment, Big Lift’s majority owner
    The KION Group is entering into an exclusive global strategic partnership with leading Chinese manufacturer EP Equipment in the fast-growing market for entry-level, light-duty warehouse equipment.
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  • January 25, 2017
    Kansas City, MO. – With over 100 years of combined motorsports and performance automotive leadership, two of the industry’s most iconic companies, MOMO and WELD Racing join together to create a global portfolio of storied high performance brands and product lines.
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  • June 23, 2016
    Strong growth drives new additions at Big Joe
    Big Lift LLC, manufacturer and distributor of Big Joe brand material handling equipment, will complete of a number of expansion plans next month in response to continuing strong growth in North America.
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  • June 17, 2016
    Ernst & Young Announces SMS Assist CEO Mike Rothman Named EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award Winner in the Midwest
    Ernst & Young announced that Mike Rothman, chairman and CEO of SMS Assist, an innovative mobile and cloud-based multisite property management company, received the EY Entrepreneur of the Year® 2016 Technology Award in the Midwest.
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  • June 7, 2016
    SMS Assist, a No-Glamor Start-Up, Becomes a Unicorn
    Chicago's latest unicorn is all about grit.
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  • June 7, 2016
    SMS Assist Receives $150M Series D Investment from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners
    SMS Assist, an innovative mobile and cloud-based multisite property management company, today announced it has raised $150 million in Series D funding from Goldman Sachs Investment Partners. Prior investors in SMS Assist include Insight Venture Partners and Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
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  • April 9, 2016
    Weld consolidates HiPer at KC HQ
    Weld Racing L.L.C. has consolidated the operations of its HiPer Technology unit at its Kansas City headquarters.
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  • October 30, 2015
    Weld Completes HiPer Technology Asset Acquisition
    Custom wheel maker Weld Racing L.L.C. has acquired the assets of HiPer Technology Inc., a manufacturer of “super structural” carbon fiber wheels for all-terrain vehicle (ATV) and side-by-side (UTV) vehicles.
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  • July 31, 2015
    Street and Drift Wheel and Tire Upgrade With Weld Racing and Falken
    Weld Wheels are for more than just traveling in a straight line.
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  • May 15, 2015
    Jim Clark to present at June 2015 Agri Investment Forum
    Granite Creek's Managing Partner Jim Clark will present at the June 3 & 4, 2015 Agri Investment Forum in Toronto.
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  • May 5, 2015
    Insight Venture Partners invests in SMS Assist
    SMS Assist has received a $45 million investment from New York-based Insight Venture Partners.
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  • February 24, 2015
    Weld presents first President's award at 'World of Wheels'
    Weld presented its first President's Award at the 2015 O'Reilly's World of Wheels.
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  • November 14, 2014
    Weld Racing Acquires CCW Wheels
    Looking to further expand their wheel offerings, business opportunities, technical capabilities, and appeal to customers, Weld Racing recently acquired wheel manufacturer CCW..
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  • October 30, 2014
    Weld Racing hosting celebs at SEMA
    Weld Racing will host several celebrity guests during the upcoming Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) show in Las Vegas from November 4-7, 2014.
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  • October 27, 2014
    Weld teams up with Shelby American
    Weld Racing will supply Shelby American with the new Mustang 10-spoke Venice wheel.
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  • December 9, 2013
    Norman Young Named President and CEO of Weld Racing
    Weld Racing, LLC announced the appointment of Norman Young as President and Chief Executive Officer.
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  • October 22, 2013
    SMS Assist raises $45 million from Pritzker Group Venture Capital
    SMS Assist announced a $45 million investment from Pritzker Group Venture Capital.
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  • June 20, 2013
    Kyle Fickler Elected SEMA Board Member
    Kyle Fickler, Weld Racing's Vice President of Sales, has been elected as a SEMA Board Member.
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  • January 9, 2013
    Sammy Swindell and Weld Racing team up in 2013
    Legendary Sprint Car and Midget driver Sammy Swindell has chosen Weld Racing as the official wheel supplier for his Big Game Tree Stands Racing Sprint Car for 2013.
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  • December 13, 2012
    Big Lift launches new product
    Big Lift introduces the J1 Joey task support vehicle.
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  • October 23, 2012
    SMS wins 2012 Chicago Innovation Award
    SMS Assist has been named winner of the 2012 Chicago Innovation Award. With nearly 400 nominees from across all industries, sizes and sectors, SMS Assist was recognized for its proprietary technology that has revolutionized facilities services
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  • July 18, 2012
    Hughes named best Telematics Service Provider
    Hughes Telematics, Inc., (HTI), (OTCBB: HUTC) a leader in providing next generation connected solutions, today announced that it has been named winner of the Best Telematics Service Provider at the 2012 Telematics Detroit conference in Novi, MI.
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  • July 6, 2012
    Lumisafe Ltd and Cyalume® Technologies Provide Emergency Lightstations® For £15 Million Heathrow Express Refurbishment
    LumiSafe Ltd, based in Bristol, in the South West of England, has provided train company Heathrow Express with 366 Cyalume® Model 4 LightStations® as part of the rail provider’s £15 million investment directed at the upgrading of their fleet.
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  • June 25, 2012
    Derma Sciences Added to the Russell 3000® Index
    Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI), a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, today announced that its stock has been added the Russell 3000® Index.
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  • June 22, 2012
    Weld Racing Unveils Delta-1 Drag Racing Wheel
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  • June 1, 2012
    Verizon to acquire Hughes Telematics, Inc.
    Verizon Communications Inc. (NYSE, Nasdaq: VZ) and Hughes Telematics, Inc. (OTCBB: HUTC) today announced a definitive merger agreement under which Verizon will acquire Hughes Telematics Inc. (HTI).
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  • May 31, 2012
    Big Joe launches new walkie counterbalance forklift
    Big Joe's CB22 walkie counterbalance lift truck offers the advantages of AC technology in a compact and flexible pedestrian design.
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  • April 17, 2012
    Derma Sciences Completes MedEfficiency Acquisition
    Derma Sciences, Inc. (Nasdaq: DSCI), a medical device and pharmaceutical company focused on advanced wound care, has completed its previously announced acquisition of MedEfficiency, Inc.
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  • April 2, 2012
    Cyalume Technologies Announces New President and CEO
    Cyalume Technologies Holdings, Inc. (OTCBB:CYLU) today announced the appointment of Mr. Zivi Nedivi as its President and Chief Executive Officer.
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  • January 10, 2012
    Hughes Telematics introduces next generation telematics
    Mercedes-Benz USA (MBUSA) today launched mbrace2, the next generation of telematics innovation powered by Hughes Telematics, Inc. mbrace2 gives drivers top-of-the-line features related to safety, infotainment, personal assistance and vehicle care.
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  • November 30, 2011
    Derma Sciences to present at upcoming conferences
    Derma Sciences, Inc. is focused on advancing wound care and announced today that the Company will be presenting at two upcoming conferences.
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  • November 1, 2011
    Weld Racing introduces new truck wheel line
    Today Weld Racing LLC introduced their forged aluminum truck wheels to the attendees at the 2011 SEMA show. The positive response was overwhelming.
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  • November 1, 2011
    Volkswagon selects Hughes Telematics as exclusive provider
    Hughes Telematics, a leader in providing next generation connected solutions, today announced that it has signed an agreement with Volkswagen Group of America, Inc. (VWGoA) to deliver Volkswagen connected vehicle services beginning in 2013.
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  • October 11, 2011
    SMS Assist moves headquarters
    To accommodate its current period of expansion, SMS Assist has moved its operations to the John Hancock Center in Chicago, IL.
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  • August 19, 2011
    Cyalume creates unique infrared "dirt"
    Cyalume's idIRt uses light stick technology to track criminals with "dirt" that emits infrared light invisible to the bad guys.
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  • August 12, 2011
    Mincron Announces Second Generation of Advanced User Interface Tools
    Mincron has released their second generation of the Windows User Interface. Per the Director of Product Development, the front end has been completely redesigned from the ground up to allow for faster decisions and improvements in margins.
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  • June 22, 2011
    New World Ventures Invests $15 million in SMS Assist
    New World Ventures, Chicago’s largest technology venture capital firm, today announced a $15 million investment in Chicago-based SMS Assist.
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  • June 8, 2011
    New Big Joe electric walkie stacker delivers low cost operation
    Big Lift announced today the addition of the Big Joe® PDS30 Electric Walkie Straddle Stacker to its product line. The new Big Joe PDS30 was developed to deliver the lowest possible operating cost to users through simplicity in design and the use of highly efficient electrical components.
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  • March 1, 2011
    Big Lift launches new product
    Big Joe, a pioneer in the development of electric forklifts for over 60 years, will unveil a radical new pallet truck design during the 2011 ProMat International Exposition.
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