Brooks Provisions is a leader in wholesale food re-distribution throughout the Mid-Atlantic region. Known for its commitment to excellence, service, and customer satisfaction, for more than 30 years, Brooks has been providing quality and value-priced items in protein, deli, dry and frozen goods to over 2000 clients from North Carolina to Maine. Centrally headquartered in the Philadelphia Food Distribution Center, Brooks Provisions of Philadelphia, PA services a wide customer base with an array of food products including beef, pork, smoked meats, poultry, seafood, cheeses, deli meats, frozen vegetables and french fries as well as dry groceries.
Investment made in 04/06 – Exited 05/10
Coffee Bean International Inc. (CBI), founded in 1972, is one of North America’s first roasters of specialty coffees. CBI’s focus is on the upper end of the quality spectrum, and is regarded as one of the industry’s premier roaster/wholesalers. CBI has built a strong reputation for providing high quality coffee and related products to the specialty retail trade. Recently, it has expanded its market to include multi-unit retail stores where coffee is either the primary source of revenue or a strong secondary source. CBI offers over 100 different and unique specialty coffees, including single-origins, dark roasts, certified organic and fair trade, flavors, blends, and espressos. CBI private labels coffee for it’s large regional and national multi-unit chains as well as markets coffees under the Panache®, Cafe’ Tierra® and Blue Parrot® Coffee Works brand names to small independent retailers.
Investment made in 04/04 – Exited 05/07
Crestar Capital LLC is a specialty finance company focused exclusively on the acquisition and servicing of municipal tax liens. Crestar purchases property tax liens from municipalities for unpaid local taxes on properties which arise when an owner of a property fails to pay the taxes. Crestar’s approach is to acquire high quality assets via a team of highly skilled and experienced tax lien purchasers, financial and operational personnel which, together, provide exceptional due diligence, financial analysis and efficiently service the portfolio through state-of-the art technology and superior portfolio monitoring.
Investment made in 12/08
Cigar International is a leading direct marketer of cigars and cigar accessories targeting both retail and wholesale customers nationally. CI features a broad line of nationally recognized name brand products, proprietary brands, and exclusives. The retail sales channel consists of a 48-page catalog, Internet websites (www.cigar.com; www.cigarsinternational.com; www.cigarbid.com; www.joecigar.com), mass email, fulfillment partners, and a retail location in Bethlehem, PA. The wholesale division concentrates on distribution to resellers of cigars, including traditional tobacconists, convenience stores, discount tobacco outlets, as well as bars and restaurants and golf courses.
Investment made in 07/04 – Exited 08/07
With over 20,000 full-time members, Fitness Edge and The Edge Fitness Clubs, operates six full service fitness centers to middle and upper income communities along I-95 and the Atlantic coastline, from Greenwich to Milford, CT. The Company is known for the quality and size of its centers, cleanliness and their convenient locations. Fitness Edge and The Edge Fitness Clubs, offers advanced fitness equipment, diversified fitness programming and specialized in-club services such as personal training and Pilates.
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Investment made in 08/07 – Exited 12/14
Mystique Brands addresses the lifestyle beverage needs of the new millennium. Mystique creatively embodies taste, sophistication and culture; offering a fresh, cosmopolitan approach to the way people think of their favorite wine or cocktail. Mystique Brands include The Metropolitan Martini Company serving up ready to drink vodka martinis in a variety of classic and contemporary flavors for the packaged goods and hospitality industries. Premium imported Vodka, M3 by Mishka. The Mystique “Wines of the Time” portfolio includes “Full House” California Chardonnay and Cabernet. Mystique’s award-winning brands additionally include a line of ultra premium malt Scotch, Tomintoul in 16 and 27 year old varieties; 100% blue agave tequila, Los Arango and Peter Jakes Bourbon.
Investment made in 03/06 – Exited 05/09
Lending One is a direct private money lender for Real Estate professionals like you. We provide financing and credit facilities solutions to create growth opportunities for Fix and Flip and Rehab to Rent investors. Not a broker or a bank, but a fully funded lending partner that can close consistently and reliably. LendingOne uses our own capital, combined with an easy online application and our real estate experience to provide quick and reliable capital to its clients.
Investment made in 08/14
Restaurant Technologies Inc. (“RTI”) is the leading provider of bulk cooking oil mana gement services to the restaurant industry. RTI pioneered bulk oil management services beginning in 1996 and has developed proprietary technology and a services-based solution that addresses the challenges that restaurants and foodservice operations face when storing, using and disposing of cooking oils. Today RTI provides its Bulk Oil Management Program to restaurants and foodservice operations throughout the country.
Investment made in 02/04 – Exited 06/11
Aramsco and its’ parent company Safeguard Industrial Supply is one of America’s largest suppliers of specialty safety products to the environmental clean-up industry specializing in remediation equipment and decontamination supplies for hazardous environments. Additionally, the company distributes materials and equipment that protects first responders from incidents directly related to domestic preparedness and homeland security. The company has distribution centers located throughout the United States and a 75 member field sales force.
Investment made in 03/05 – Exited 07/13
U.S. Maintenance is an outsourced facilities maintenance company that generates in excess of $100 million in annual revenues. The Company provides outsource contract management services in the area of janitorial services and floor care, landscaping and snow removal, and repair and disaster restoration services. Customers include: Bed, Bath and Beyond, Starbucks, The Gap, Comp USA, Fleet Bank, Roadway Express and many others. As a national contract manager the Company leverages its proprietary relationship network of over 2,500 sub-contractors throughout the U.S. and Canada. This unique business model represents a highly scalable and effective platform for growth.
Investment made in 08/03 – Exited 07/06