Portfolio

Audax Mezzanine partners with leading private equity firms to make investments in a broad range of private middle market companies.

  • Business Services | Consumer

    American Coin MerchandisingRealized

    American Coin Merchandising

    Boulder, CO

    American Coin Merchandising is a leading owner, operator, and franchiser of coin-operated amusement and bulk vending equipment in the United States.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes with Warrants and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food

    Atkins NutritionalsCurrent

    Atkins Nutritionals

    Denver, CO
    www.atkins.com

    Atkins Nutritionals is a branded weight management program selling nutrition bars and ready to drink shakes into the retail channel.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Co-Investor in Senior Secured Notes and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food | Manufacturing

    Bumble Bee SeafoodsRealized

    Bumble Bee Seafoods

    San Diego, CA

    Bumble Bee Seafoods is a leading North American producer and marketer of canned seafood.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes with Warrants and Co-Investor in LP Units

  • Consumer | Manufacturing

    Burt’s BeesRealized

    Burt’s Bees

    Durham, NC

    Burt’s Bees is a leading manufacturer and marketer of branded natural personal care products.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Recapitalization:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes with Warrants and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food

    CenterplateRealized

    Centerplate

    Stamford, CT
    www.centerplate.com

    Centerplate is a provider of food concession and event hospitality services at North American sports stadiums, convention centers, and entertainment venues.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Co- Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food

    Century SnacksCurrent

    Century Snacks

    Commerce, CA
    www.centurysnacks.com

    Century Snacks manufactures and distributes snack nuts, trail mixes and similar snacks. The company’s products are distributed nationwide on a branded and private label basis.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Recapitalization: Sole investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer

    The Cleaning AuthorityRealized

    The Cleaning Authority

    Columbia, MD
    www.thecleaningauthority.com

    The Cleaning Authority is a franchisor of residential cleaning services in North America.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food | Manufacturing

    Cloverhill IndustriesRealized

    Cloverhill Industries

    Chicago, IL
    www.cloverhill.com

    Cloverhill Industries manufactures individually-wrapped, shelf-stable sweet baked goods, including fold-over and round danish, cinnamon rolls, honey buns, jelly-filled long johns, and cake donuts.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Healthcare

    Drayer Physical TherapyRealized

    Drayer Physical Therapy

    Hummelstown, PA

    Drayer Physical Therapy operates outpatient physical therapy clinics in the United States.  The company’s licensed therapists provide rehabilitative and preventative physical and occupational therapy services, focusing on sports-related injuries and orthopedic-related disorders.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer

    EduK GroupRealized

    EduK Group

    San Juan, PR

    EduK Group is a for-profit education system that is focused on Spanish and English postsecondary education.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Co-Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes

  • Consumer | Food

    Florida Food ProductsCurrent

    Florida Food Products

    Eustis, FL
    floridafood.com

    Florida Food Products manufactures fruit and vegetable-based clean label food ingredients. The Company’s core products are celery-derived powders used in the preservation, coloring, texture, and  flavoring of meats. Florida Food Products sells its curing ingredients to meat suppliers and other food companies, who in turn sell packaged meat or food products to retailers.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Co-lead Arranger and Bookrunner for a Senior Secured Credit facility

  • Consumer | Food

    Gold Standard BakingCurrent

    Gold Standard Baking

    Chicago, IL
    www.gsbaking.com

    Gold Standard Baking is a leading manufacturer of croissants and sweet baked goods. The Company sells its products through foodservice, casual dining, quick-serve restaurant, grocery, and convenience store channels.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Co-investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Distribution

    The Hilsinger CompanyRealized

    The Hilsinger Company

    Plainville, MA
    www.hilco.com

    The Hilsinger Company is a leading designer and distributor of consumer optical accessories, eye care products, professional optical tools, and related products.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food | Manufacturing

    JTM FoodsCurrent

    JTM Foods

    Erie, PA
    www.jjsbakery.net

    JTM Foods is a leading manufacturer of branded and private label snack foods.  Selling directly to retailers and distributors under the JJ’s Bakery brand and through co-packing arrangements with other food producers, the Company’s product offerings include snack pies and marshmallow crispy treats.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food

    King JuiceCurrent

    King Juice

    Milwaukee, WI
    www.drinkcalypso.com

    King Juice is the manufacturer and marketer of Calypso branded lemonade and a co-manufacturer of other non-alcoholic beverages.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common and Preferred Stock

  • Consumer | Manufacturing

    Merit IndustriesRealized

    Merit Industries

    Bensalem, PA

    Merit Industries is a leading North American developer, manufacturer, and marketer of touchscreen countertop entertainment systems and software.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Business Services | Consumer

    Ned StevensCurrent

    Ned Stevens

    Fairfield, NJ
    www.nedstevens.com

    Provider of gutter cleaning, maintenance, repair and other exterior services to residential customers.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer

    Quick Weight Loss CentersCurrent

    Quick Weight Loss Centers

    Pompano Beach, FL
    www.quickweightloss.net

    Quick Weight Loss Centers provides weight loss management services through various locations in Houston and Florida. The Company offers a proprietary, differentiated, weight loss management program that teaches customers how to lose weight through a nutrition plan that is augmented with significant one-on-one, in-person counseling and supplemental product sales.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Healthcare

    ReachOut Healthcare AmericaRealized

    ReachOut Healthcare America

    Phoenix, AZ and Farmington Hills, MI

    ReachOut Healthcare America provides mobile dental services to underserved children in schools and foster programs and to US Army and National Guard units throughout the country.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Preferred and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer

    RIO BrandsCurrent

    RIO Brands

    Conshohocken, PA
    www.riobrands.com

    Rio is a designer and marketer of branded outdoor recreational furniture products and accessories for beach, backyard, patio, and other outdoor venues. Rio markets its products under the RIO, Tommy Bahama™ and Margaritaville™ brand names, as well as select private label brands.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred Stock

  • Consumer | Healthcare

    Senior HelpersCurrent

    Senior Helpers

    Timonium, MD
    www.seniorhelpers.com

    Franchisor of private-pay in-home elderly care with over 280 locations across the U.S.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Manufacturing

    Shoes for CrewsRealized

    Shoes for Crews

    West Palm Beach, FL
    www.shoesforcrews.com

    Shoes For Crews manufactures and distributes slip-resistant footwear.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Manufacturing

    SunlessCurrent

    Sunless

    Macedonia, OH
    www.sunlessinc.com

    Sunless designs and manufactures ultraviolet-free spray tanning booths and related consumable solutions and lotions.  Sunless’ primary customers are national tanning salon chains and independent tanning salons.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer

    TaymaxCurrent

    Taymax

    Salem, NH
    www.planetfitness.com

    Taymax is a franchisee of Planet Fitness health clubs located throughout the U.S. and Canada. Taymax is one of the largest franchisees in the Planet Fitness system, operating over 50 health clubs in the greater San Antonio, Nashville, Pittsburgh, Sacramento, Toronto, and Ottawa regions.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout: Joint Lead Arranger and Bookrunner for a Senior Secured Credit facility

  • Business Services | Consumer

    ThreeSixty GroupCurrent

    ThreeSixty Group

    Irvine, CA
    www.thethreesixtygroup.com

    ThreeSixty Group provides unique branded merchandise programs, comprised of high-velocity hardline consumer products and accessories, to almost every leading retailer in the U.S. across the department store, drug, mass, club and specialty channels, representing over 70,000 points of distribution.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Recapitalization in support of the add-on acquisitions of the FAO Schwarz and The Sharper Image trademarks: Sole investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Common Stock

  • Consumer | Distribution

    Totes IsotonerRealized

    Totes Isotoner

    Cincinnati, OH

    Totes Isotoner is a leading designer, wholesaler, and retailer of cold weather gloves and slippers sold under the Isotoner brand and rain protection products sold under the Totes and Raines brand names.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Lead Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Distribution

    Walls IndustriesRealized

    Walls Industries

    Cleburne, TX
    www.walls.com

    Walls Industries is a provider of mission-critical industrial safety and protective work wear.  The company’s products have important functional qualities and safety certifications that enable workers to efficiently and safely perform their daily tasks.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Recapitalization:  Lead investor in Senior Subordinated Notes with Warrants

  • Consumer | Food | Manufacturing

    Whitehall SpecialtiesCurrent

    Whitehall Specialties

    Whitehall, WI
    www.whitehall-specialties.com

    Whitehall Specialties is a manufacturer of custom processed cheese products containing proprietary blends of dairy and non-dairy ingredients for the industrial, foodservice and retail markets.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in Preferred and Common Stock

  • Consumer | Food

    Wilson FarmsRealized

    Wilson Farms

    Buffalo, NY

    Wilson Farms is an operator of convenience stores.  The company derives the majority of its sales from products sold inside the store, including grocery items and prepared foods.  The company also sells fuel to customers at select locations.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Sole Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Co-Investor in LLC Equity Units