Wind River provides complete end-to-end non-hazardous liquid waste management solutions for a diverse set of commercial and residential customers specializing in services for wastewater systems including septic systems, interior and exterior grease traps, cesspools, packaging plants and wastewater treatment plants. RFE partnered with management to acquire the Company, then helped to recruit additional senior executives to manage accelerated growth together with an expanded sales team to help drive that growth. We are leveraging the Company’s leadership position in the Northeastern U.S. by actively acquiring smaller companies providing similar services both within current markets and expanding into the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast U.S. Since our acquisition, we have completed ten strategic add-on acquisitions to significantly expand Wind River’s geographic presence and broaden its services offerings.
WIS is a supplier of inventory counting services worldwide offering global coverage with operations in eight countries across four continents conducting more than 200,000 physical inventory counts every year. During our ownership, RFE helped recruit several key executives to strengthen the management team and assisted in a comprehensive acquisition search to consolidate the market and expand into ancillary service offerings.
ThreeBridge, headquartered in Minneapolis, Minnesota, is focused on serving the growing market opportunity between global strategic consulting firms and local staffing companies. The ThreeBridge model attractively blends thought leadership and execution expertise to deliver solutions and resources to clients in a highly flexible manner. By making significant investments in training and mentoring programs (Boom Lab) and practices that support its consultants’ career objectives, interest, and skills, the Company has become the “employer of choice” for consultants within its core markets.
Sun Healthcare (originally Peak Medical Corporation) is an operator of inpatient healthcare facilities such as skilled nursing facilities, independent and assisted living residences and a small hospice operation. RFE partnered with management to acquire several non-core nursing home properties from their former employer, then recruited several key executives to strengthen the management team as the Company acquired additional properties. During our ownership, RFE helped to complete and integrate twelve strategic acquisitions, then negotiated a merger with Sun Healthcare Group to create one of the largest, publicly held, long term care companies.
ShelterLogic is a global manufacturer and marketer of fabric-covered, steel frame shelters and canopies for diverse consumer and commercial applications, including sheds, garages, greenhouses and pop-up canopies. RFE partnered with management to acquire the Company, then recruited an experienced CFO to upgrade the Company’s financial function. RFE has led ongoing growth initiatives, including significantly expanded China manufacturing capacity; the establishment of distribution facilities in the Western U.S, Canada and Europe; expanded internet and catalog placements; and expanded product placements in the southern U.S. and international markets. We also helped ShelterLogic complete a highly strategic add-on acquisition to expand its product line.
Seed Holdings is the leading merchandiser of consumer vegetable and flower seed packets, seed starting kits (and other seed starting products), as well as lawn seed, exclusively through the retail channel in North America. During our ownership, RFE initially partnered with the founder, CEO and majority shareholder of the third largest seed packet merchandiser in North America. We helped broaden the Company’s product line to include additional related products such as species-specific plant food, rooting enzymes, soil test kits, etc. We subsequently acquired the largest seed packet merchandiser in North America, and actively integrated these highly complementary businesses to provide customers the broadest product line of leading seed related brand names and top quality service across North America.
Scandura was a leading producer of heavyweight conveyor belts in North America. RFE partnered with management to acquire this division from its UK-based parent company. During our ownership, RFE helped expand the Company’s market share and improve margins.
ResCare (originally VOCA Corporation) is one of the largest providers of home care to the elderly and people with disabilities, offering residential and support services to people with intellectual and developmental disabilities. Our initial investment enabled the acquisition of a significant provider in Texas. We negotiated the merger with ResCare, the largest publicly held provider of services to people with disabilities, and then worked with ResCare to provide liquidity to the original founders and to expand service offerings.
Pro Active provides outpatient rehabilitation services. During our ownership, RFE completed numerous add on acquisitions that enhanced the Company’s geographic coverage in the mid-Atlantic and Southeastern regions of the United States.
PCX manufactures complex dynamic and structural hard alloy components and assemblies for military and commercial aircraft. RFE acquired this division from publicly traded SPX (NYSE:SPXC) and transitioned it to a standalone entity. We partnered with a new CEO to lead the Company upon acquisition and recruited an experienced CFO to upgrade the Company’s financial function. Since the acquisition, RFE has helped PCX build a commercial sales team to diversify business and further penetrate their current customer base with new product initiatives. We have completed one strategic add-on acquisition and are actively considering others.