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KLH Completes Management Buyout of Atchafalaya Measurement, Inc.

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the management of Atchafalaya Measurement, Inc. (“AMI”) to complete a management buyout of the business. Atchafalaya Measurement, based in Scott, LA, is a multi-basin Oil & Gas Services company providing customized measurement systems to onshore and offshore drilling operations in many of the fastest growing drilling regions in the United States. AMI has exhibited substantial growth, as its management team has strategically targeted high-growth regions of drilling activity and…

KLH Capital Completes Recapitalization of Mid-State Machine and Fabricating

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has partnered with the management of Mid-State Machine and Fabricating Corporation (“Mid-State”) in a recapitalization transaction. Headquartered in Lakeland, FL, Mid-State is a leading provider of outsourced fabrication, maintenance, and field services to the mining, chemical, power, and general manufacturing industries. Since its founding in 1973, Mid-State has grown into a complete industrial services organization serving the mission-critical needs of its customers across the country, and has expanded its facility into one…

KLH Capital Portfolio Company Uretek Holdings, Inc. Completes Add-On Acquisition

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that Uretek Holdings, Inc. (“Uretek”), a portfolio company of KLH Capital, has completed the acquisition of 23 additional state territories, increasing its total service area and operations to 31 states. KLH originally invested in Uretek in 2011 to support a management buyout by CEO Kathleen Shanahan to acquire the existing business and territory of Florida. Throughout 2012, Uretek expanded its footprint to seven additional states in a series of three acquisitions. Now in 2013,…

KLH Exits Blake and Pendleton Investment

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has successfully exited its investment in Blake and Pendleton (“B&P” or the “Company”).  Allen King, CEO, and other key management of B&P partnered with Svoboda Capital Partners to recapitalize the business. Founded in 1971 and located in Macon, Georgia, B&P supplies and services a broad range of equipment for the compressed air, pumping, heat transfer, and mineral processing industries. The Company also offers a broad range of sophisticated on-site and consultative technical services…

KLH Provides Growth Capital to CCM Wireless

KLH Capital is pleased to announce that it has provided an investment of growth capital to help support the expansion and development of CCM Wireless.  CCM Wireless is a provider of outsourced services for the wireless communications industry, including planning, deployment, construction and management of network build-outs. CCM provides wireless carriers with comprehensive real estate site acquisition and zoning services, radio frequency and network design and engineering, infrastructure equipment construction and installation, DAS and in-building services, small cell deployment, radio transmission…

KLH Portfolio Company Completes Add-On Acquisition

  KLH Capital is pleased to announce that Federal Resources, a portfolio company of KLH Capital, has acquired Hazmat IQ. Hazmat IQ is a leading provider of specialty hazardous material training to federal, state, and local first responders. This acquisition allows Federal Resources to increase its footprint in the hazardous material training arena. Federal Resources is recognized for its new equipment and scenario based training on CBRNE predominant equipment. “HazMatIQ delivers training to key customers at the DoD, Federal, State…

KLH Interviewed by BKD’s PE TV

Below is a trailer for an interview of Will Dowden at a recent industry conference. In the interview, Will gives a great overview of the KLH approach and beauty of the lower middle market as well as touching on a number of other topics, including: Navigating uncertainty as a buyer and within a portfolio company Positioning—demonstrating experience with “scars,” but not taking oneself too seriously The secret to success, since “financial engineering” doesn’t work “Knocking the cover off the ball”…

Harris Williams & Co. Advises QualaWash Holdings, LLC in its Sale to Roark Capital

Harris Williams & Co., a preeminent middle market investment bank focused on the advisory needs of clients worldwide, announces the sale of QualaWash Holdings, LLC (QualaWash), a leading provider of environmental services to the bulk transportation industry, to Roark Capital Group (Roark). QualaWash was a portfolio company of KLH Capital (KLH). Harris Williams & Co. acted as the exclusive advisor to QualaWash.  The transaction closed on June 29, 2012 and was led by John Neuner, Brian Lucas, Luke Semple and…

Matthews International Announces Acquisition of Everlasting Granite Memorial Co.

PITTSBURGH, PA –Matthews International Corporation today announced it has acquired Everlasting Granite Memorial Co., Inc., of Elberton, Georgia. Everlasting is a supplier of granite memorials, columbariums, and private mausoleum estates. The acquisition expands Matthews’ presence in the granite memorial segment, adding to its established West Coast operations. Greg Gunter, President of Everlasting, joins Matthews as President of Matthews Granite Company, where he will have responsibility for managing Matthews’ full granite operations nationally. Read More > 

Lone Star Products Group Acquires Energy Hardware Holdings, LLC

Lone Star Products Group Acquires Energy Hardware Holdings, LLC Lone Star Products Group (“LSP”) is expanding its global footprint via a merger with Energy Hardware Holdings, LLC (“EH”). Headquartered in Wolverhampton (UK), The Lone Star Group is a leading global provider of customized, high-performance fasteners, gaskets, and flow-control components. Like Energy Hardware Holdings, Lone Star provides mission-critical components and value-added services to leading OEMs, distributors, and end market customers in the global oil and gas, hydrocarbon processing, power generation, and…

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