Read about how we work with our management teams and what we’ve accomplished together.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: INCREASING SANITATION STANDARDS IN REGULATED END MARKETS SUCH AS FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICALS, EXPANDING NEED FOR DURABLE, CLEAN-IN-PLACE EQUIPMENT IN HIGH COST OF FAILURE OPERATING ENVIRONMENTS
INVESTMENT: 2020, 2021
Unibloc Pump is a leading manufacturer and servicer of precision-engineered positive displacement pumps, strainers, valves, bubble traps and other solutions for hygienic flow control applications. Unibloc’s products are deployed into critical sanitary processes in the food and beverage, pharmaceutical, bakery and confection, meat and poultry, brewery, and transportation industries.
For more information, please visit uniblocpump.com.
Former operating executive at Honeywell, Pentair, Tyco International, Fisher Scientific, McKinsey & Company, and Westinghouse Electric. Specializes in industrial products manufacturing, marketing, and sales. International experience includes leadership roles in Australia and Switzerland. Current CEO of Unibloc Pump.
Former operating executive at Flow Dry Technology, Dover Corporation, Emerson, and Monsanto. Specializes in engineered products and instrumentation. International experience includes leadership roles in China, India, Hungary, Czech Republic, and Brazil. Currently a “CEO-in-Waiting” and looking to develop a new investment platform with May River.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: WATER & WASTE WATER MANAGEMENT IN SPECIALTY, SEVERE DUTY PRODUCTION ENVIRONMENTS
INVESTMENT: 2017, 2019
Industrial Flow Solutions specializes in the design, manufacturing, sales and service of pumping and fluid management solutions for harsh, rugged environments.
For more information, please visit industrialflowsolutions.com
Former executive at DS Smith, Interstate Resources, Duro Bag Manufacturing Co, Bay State Paper Company and Gaylord Container Corp, and has held various board roles with leading industry associations in the paper and packaging sector. Extensive operations and leadership experience. Current CEO and Board Member of PaperTech.
Former operating executive at Colfax, Rexnord, IDEX, Danaher and Emerson. Specializes in high-value manufacturing and engineered products. Extensive operations and M&A experience. Current CEO of Advanced Material Processing, Executive Chairman and Board Member of Hunt Valve, and Board Member of Industrial Flow Solutions.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: RADIOTHERAPY SYSTEMS AND SURGICAL ROBOTS. ALSO OTHER COOL THINGS LIKE ROCKET ENGINES AND LINEAR ACCELERATORS
Investment: 2012, 2014
GCM is a world-class manufacturer of low-to-medium volume, mission critical precision components and system assemblies for market leading medtech, aerospace, industrial, and research clients. The company operates in three locations including Silicon Valley, Chicago, and Dongguan China.
For more information, please visit gogcm.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: GROWING GLOBALIZED DEMAND FOR REGULATED TESTING SERVICES, EVER-INCREASING TESTING & MATERIALS COMPLEXITY, AND INCREASED CORPORATE OUTSOURCING OF R&D AS WELL AS QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONS
NSL Analytical provides independent laboratory testing services to a diverse array of customers and end markets where testing speed, accuracy, and consistency is mission critical to operations and compliance.
For more information, please visit nslanalytical.com.
PRIMARY DRIVERS: INTENSIFYING SANITARY AND HYGIENIC STANDARDS IN THE REGULATED FOOD AND PHARMACEUTICAL END MARKETS
INVESTMENT: 2018, 2019
Advanced Material Processing, comprised of Marion Process Solutions and Kason Corporation, is a manufacturer of material processing equipment. It specializes in highly-engineered mixing, drying, separation and thermal/moisture control equipment and systems.
For more information on Advanced Material Processing, please visit www.amprocessing.com
For more information on Marion, please visit marionsolutions.com
For more information on Kason, please visit kason.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: REGULATED HEALTHCARE, PHARMACEUTICAL, FOOD & BEVERAGE, AND MEDICAL DEVICE END MARKETS
INVESTMENT: 2018, 2019
Dickson is a leading Test & Measurement compliance partner that develops environmental monitoring systems (temperature, humidity, pressure and other variables) to meet regulatory requirements and protect products for various markets including: health services, pharmaceutical, medical devices, and food & beverage. In 2019, Dickson acquired Oceasoft, a European leader in environmental monitoring systems with a full suite of innovative solutions.
For more information on Dickson, please visit dicksondata.com
For more information on Oceasoft, please visit oceasoft.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: E-COMMERCE AND THE “BOX” ECONOMY, ESSENTIAL CONSUMER GOODS, LIFE SCIENCES, AND HOME IMPROVEMENT
INVESTMENT: 2016, 2017, 2018
Precision Roll Solutions is a full-service provider of highly-engineered cylindrical rolls, plates, and related process componentry used in corrugated packaging, consumer goods (tissue & towel), and other nondiscretionary manufacturing applications.
For more information, please visit precisionrollsolutions.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF A 300+ VESSEL US NAVY
INVESTMENT: 2015, 2017, 2018, 2019
Hunt Valve brings nearly 100 years of fluid power engineering innovations and solutions to a wide range of industrial and military customers. It specializes in severe-duty valves, actuators, and complementary engineered components and system solutions for applications that include primary metals, energy, process and U.S. Navy nuclear-powered vessels.
For more information, please visit huntvalve.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: CANNED BEVERAGES AND A RISING GLOBAL MIDDLE CLASS
Pride Engineering designs and manufactures highly engineered, mission critical machine tools and equipment used in the production of two-piece metal cans for the beverage and food industries. Pride’s product offering includes can body-forming tool packs, can bottom formers, precision grinders, and the Guardian™ line of Over Travel Sensors. Pride’s products are used in nearly 400 can-making lines, and are considered the industry standard by two-piece food and beverage can makers around the world.
For more information, please visit pridecan.com
PRIMARY DRIVERS: CONSUMER PREFERENCES FOR SUSTAINABLE FOOD PACKAGING, MARKET SHIFT AWAY FROM SINGLE-USE PLASTICS
PaperTech is a leading manufacturer of paperboard packaging products to the frozen food industry and foodservice markets. PaperTech’s trays and bowls are environmentally friendly and made from 90% or greater renewable and sustainable materials, which makes the company well positioned to benefit from ongoing tailwinds driven by an increasing global focus on the circular economy and a shift away from single-use plastics.
For more information, please visit papertrays.com.
Currently serves as Executive Vice President of Longview Asset Management, a Chicago-based, multi-strategy investment firm which invests for individuals, trusts, and foundations. The firm uses intensive industry and company research to manage its three principal investment strategies: constructing portfolios of publicly traded securities, making equity investments in private companies, and purchasing limited partnership interests in private equity funds and hedge funds operated by independent investment firms. Former Director of Operations of Quality Products, Inc. and current board member of Arbor Lodging Partners, Albany Bank & Trust, RF Investment Partners, and Spring Rock Capital, as well as a senior advisor to Right Lane Capital.
Founder and former CEO of OakRiver Technology, a PE-backed manufacturer of automation equipment for the medical device sector. Prior experience includes 3M and Seagate Technology.
Prior experience includes senior leadership roles with Joy Global, Terex, Volvo Construction, and MacGregor. Specializes in industrial equipment and heavy manufacturing.
Former CEO of Webex. Specializes in high-value manufacturing and engineered products. Current board member and Executive Chairman of Precision Roll Solutions. Prior board member of Pride Engineering.
Former CEO of Atlas Material Testing. Prior career includes senior leadership roles with Micronics, PerkinElmer Optoelectronics, Allied Signal, and United Technologies. Specializes in Test & Measurement instrumentation and engineered products. Current CEO of Dickson.