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24
Jan

“For Auld Lang Syne” – KLH Celebrates 2016

Like many of you, KLH rings in the new year by celebrating its achievements and committing to new goals.  2016 brought significant growth to our firm and we are thankful for the many partnerships that made it possible. As we endeavor to build upon our success in 2017, we wish to recognize our most notable 2016 achievements.   We look forward to working with you as we achieve new milestones…

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02
Nov

KLH Capital Completes Management Buyout of Q Research Solutions

KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the management team of Q Research Solutions, Inc. (“QRS” or the “Company”) to complete a management buyout.  Based in Old Bridge, New Jersey, Q Research Solutions is a leading provider of sensory and consumer product research for Fortune 500 and other blue-chip customers in the food and beverage, health and beauty, and fragrance industries.  The Company is especially known for…

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30
Aug

KLH Capital Closes Third Fund, Welcomes Josh Kuder

KLH Capital (“KLH”) is pleased to announce it has completed fundraising for KLH Capital Fund III, L.P. (“Fund III”) with $155 million in committed capital.  In addition, KLH is delighted to welcome Josh Kuder as the newest partner with the firm. KLH launched Fund III earlier this year with $135 million of commitments  in the first close.  Fund III made its first investment in May 2016 with the recapitalization of…

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10
Aug

Tampa Bay Business Journal Interviews KLH Capital

TAMPA PRIVATE EQUITY FIRM SAYS 'YES' TO INVEST MORE by Margie Manning One of the largest private equity firms in Tampa Bay has changed the investment strategy for its newest fund so that it can do more deals.  KLH Capital is willing to take a minority stake in the businesses in which it invests the proceeds of KLH Capital Fund III LP, which raised $135 million in committed capital.  “If we see people with a solid business…

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20
Jul

KLH Capital Raises New Fund, Promotes Chris Hart and Kyle Madden

KLH Capital (“KLH”), a lower middle-market private equity firm based in Tampa, FL, is pleased to announce it has completed its first closing for its third SBIC-licensed fund, KLH Capital Fund III, L.P. (“Fund III”), with $135 million in committed capital.  Consistent with the firm’s successful eleven-year investment history, Fund III will focus on U.S. based businesses in the value added distribution, specialty service and niche manufacturing industries with at…

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11
Jul

KLH Completes Exit from ANS Distributing

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has exited its investment in ANS Distributing through a sale of the company to Jones & Frank, the premier provider of fueling system solutions in the United States.  With the combined capabilities of these two leading companies, Jones & Frank has unequaled scale and resources in the petroleum equipment industry to better serve customers’ fueling equipment needs across North America. KLH Capital…

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27
Jun

KLH Capital Completes Recapitalization of BMI Merchandise

KLH Capital is pleased to announce it has partnered with the founders of Bonita Marie International (“BMI Merchandise” or the “Company”) to complete a recapitalization of the company.  Based in Lakewood, New Jersey, BMI Merchandise is a leading distributor of merchandise used in redemption centers, direct-pay games, tickets or points-to-prizes games, and prize hubs located in family entertainment centers (“FEC”), amusement arcades, bowling centers, restaurants, cruise ships, movie theaters, theme…

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08
Jun

Mid-State Completes Add-On Acquisition

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that its portfolio company, Mid-State Machine and Fabricating, Inc. (“Mid-State”) has completed the acquisition of International Machine & Welding, Inc. (“IMW”). The purchase of IMW enables Mid-State to develop a dedicated pump rebuilding facility and increase its overall fabrication capacity. The IMW purchase also gives Mid-State the distinction of having the largest boring mills in the entire Southeast, which is critically important to the…

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31
May

URETEK Holdings Becomes Ground Works Solutions

Lakeland, FL, May 31, 2016 – URETEK Holdings, a full-service provider of geotechnical construction and infrastructure rehabilitation services, announced today that it has officially changed its name to Ground Works Solutions, Inc. The new name illustrates the company’s commitment to building upon its current products and services as well as expanding its offerings to meet the challenges of an ever-changing marketplace. A new logo, marketing message and website (www.groundworkssolutions.com) has been unveiled. “The…

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28
Jan

A Prosperous Year for KLH Capital

Like many of you, KLH Capital welcomes the new year as an opportunity to reflect upon the prior year’s success and commit to new goals. 2015 was a highly productive year for KLH Capital. We invested in three new businesses, exited our first investment in KLH Capital Fund II and added some great new folks to the team. We did it with your trust and partnership and we thank you for the support.…

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