Investment Summary

Exits Ohio Community Media

On August 24, 2010, invested in publishing company Ohio Community Media from Windjammer Capital Investors and Nicolet Capital Partners

Investment Highlights
  • This is transaction in the Publishing sector.
  • This is transaction in the United States.
  • This is transaction in Ohio.
Investment Fate
  • Ohio Community Media was sold to a financial buyer in 2011.
  • Ohio Community Media was sold to a strategic buyer in 2012.

Investment Summary

Date 2010-08-24
Target Ohio Community Media
Sector Publishing
Sellers(s) Windjammer Capital Investors
Nicolet Capital Partners
Deal Type Bankruptcy

Target

Ohio Community Media

Tipp City, Ohio, United States
website
Ohio Community Media LLC is a community newspaper business that operates numerous paid daily and weekly papers.

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Seller(S) 2

SELLER

Windjammer Capital Investors

Newport Beach, California, United States

Investor Investor Investor Investor Investor

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Category Mezzanine Finance Firm
Founded 1990
PE ASSETS 2.0B USD
Size Large
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Windjammer Capital Investors is a private investment firm that invests control equity, minority equity, and/or subordinated debt in growing middle-market businesses. The Firm seeks to invest between $50 and $200 million of equity or subordinated debt in companies that generate at least $8 million of EBITDA. Windjammer focuses on North American-based opportunities and prefers companies with scalable business models, differentiated products/services, and that operate in defensible markets. Broad sectors of interest include manufacturing, business services and value-added distribution. Windjammer does not invest in high technology, real estate, and financial services companies. Windjammer Capital Investors was formed in 1990 and has offices in Waltham, Massachusetts and Newport Beach, California.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 11 of 26
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 1
Type (Bankruptcy) 1 of 2
State (Ohio) 1 of 2
Country (United States) 11 of 26
Year (2010) 1 of 4
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2008-12-17 S.T. Specialty Foods

Brooklyn Park, Minnesota, United States

S.T. Specialty Foods, Inc. is a manufacturer of private label and store branded, dry shelf-stable dinners, which include macaroni and cheese dinners, add-meat skillet dinners, rice dinners, and meatless side dishes. S.T. sells products to food retailers and wholesalers, and has leveraged its leadership in private label macaroni and cheese into a rapidly growing position in the dry-dinner category.

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FOLLOWING DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
2010-09-01 Schutt Sports

Litchfield, Illinois, United States

Schutt Sports, Inc. is a manufacturer and provider of football, softball, baseball and basketball equipment to the youth, high school, college and professional markets.

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SELLER

Nicolet Capital Partners

Evanston, Illinois, United States

website


Category Private Equity Firm
Founded 2005
Size Middle-Market
Type Sector Agnostic
DESCRIPTION

Nicolet Capital Partners LLC is a private equity firm that invests in established companies headquartered in the US. Nicolet focuses on companies with distinct and sustainable market positions, revenues between $30 - $300 and EBITDA greater than $7 million. The Firm provides both debt and equity capital. Nicolet will consider minority and majority positions and looks to invest $15 to $50 million per transaction. Specific areas of interest include manufacturing, distribution, business services and consumer products. The Firm will consider a variety of transaction types, including buyouts, growth capital financings, and recapitalizations. Nicolet Capital Partners LLC is formed 2005 and is based in Evanston, Illinois.


DEAL STATS #
Overall 3 of 7
Sector (Publishing) 1 of 1
Type (Bankruptcy) 1 of 1
State (Ohio) 1 of 1
Country (United States) 3 of 7
Year (2010) 1 of 2
PREVIOUS DEAL
DATE TARGET DEAL TYPE VALUE
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Chesterfield, Missouri, United States

Pretium Packaging is a provider of custom, high-performance rigid plastic bottles, and containers, serving a diverse base of customers in the food and specialty beverage, healthcare, sports nutrition, personal care, beauty, and household products end markets. Pretium Packaging was established in 1992 and is based in Chesterfield, Missouri.

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Fort Mill, South Carolina, United States

MacLean Power Systems is a manufacturer of products used by utilities for building transmission and distribution lines and substations. MPS product families include hardware and connection products as well as insulation and protection products. MacLean Power Systems was founded in 1925 and is based in Fort Mill, South Carolina.

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