Portfolio

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    API Heat Transfer TechnologiesRealized

    API Heat Transfer Technologies

    Buffalo, NY

    API Heat Transfer Technologies is a leading full service producer of industrial heat exchangers and heat transfer systems.

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

  • Manufacturing

    ArnottCurrent

    Arnott

    Merritt Island, FL
    www.arnottindustries.com

    Arnott is a leading global manufacturer of replacement air suspension parts and accessories for the automotive aftermarket.

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

  • Manufacturing | Specialty Chemicals

    ArrMaz Custom ChemicalsRealized

    ArrMaz Custom Chemicals

    Winter Haven, FL

    ArrMaz Custom Chemicals is a leading manufacturer and marketer of fertilizer production process and asphalt additives.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Management Buyout:  Co-Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes with Warrants, Junior Notes with Warrants and Preferred and Common Stock

  • Distribution | Energy | Manufacturing

    B27Realized

    B27

    Houston, TX and Tyler, TX
    www.bestpumpworks.com
    www.ifsolutions.com

    B27 through its two operating subsidiaries, Best PumpWorks and Integrated Flow Solutions, designs, manufactures, distributes, and services industrial pumps and engineered to order modular pumping systems for the oil and gas, power generation, air quality, and chemical processing industries.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    ChromaloxRealized

    Chromalox

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Chromalox is a manufacturer of commercial and industrial electric heating products and solutions.

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

  • Aerospace/Defense | Manufacturing

    Consolidated Precision Products (CPP)Realized

    Consolidated Precision Products (CPP)

    Pomona, CA

    Consolidated Precision Products is a leading manufacturer of engineered and critical precision metal components and sub-assemblies serving the commercial aerospace and military and defense markets.

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

  • Infrastructure | Manufacturing

    The Crom CorporationRealized

    The Crom Corporation

    Gainesville, FL
    www.cromcorp.com

    The Crom Corporation is a leading manufacturer of prestressed concrete storage tanks serving the water and wastewater industries.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    DurconRealized

    Durcon

    Taylor, TX
    www.durcon.com

    Durcon is a leading manufacturer of epoxy-based work surfaces and related products used in harsh environment laboratory settings.  Durcon’s products are sold to the education, healthcare, and industrial markets.

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

  • Manufacturing

    DyniscoRealized

    Dynisco

    Franklin, MA

    Dynisco is a leading global manufacturer of branded test, measurement, and process control devices, primarily for the plastics and rubber industries.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Engineered Controls International, Inc. (ECII)Current

    Engineered Controls International, Inc. (ECII)

    Elon, NC
    www.regoproducts.com

    Engineered Controls International is a leading global provider of mission critical, highly engineered flow control products used in the transportation, delivery, and storage of liquefied petroleum gas, liquefied natural gas, and industrial gases. ECII designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of flow control valves and regulators that are sold to domestic and international markets under the RegO and Goddard brand names.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    GED Integrated SolutionsCurrent

    GED Integrated Solutions

    Twinsburg, OH
    www.gedusa.com

    GED Integrated Solutions is the leading capital goods and software systems provider to vinyl window manufacturers.  GED offers solutions to window producers for all aspects of the manufacturing process, including equipment, software, parts, and services.

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

  • Business Services | Manufacturing

    Hess Print SolutionsRealized

    Hess Print Solutions

    Brimfield, OH
    www.hessprintsolutions.com

    Hess Print Solutions is a niche, short run printer focused on the commercial and education end-markets.  The company primarily produces business-to-business catalogs and soft cover workbooks that are consumed annually by K-12 students.

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

  • Energy | Manufacturing

    High Pressure EquipmentRealized

    High Pressure Equipment

    Erie, PA
    www.highpressure.com

    High Pressure Equipment is a manufacturer of mission-critical valves, fittings, tubing, and accessories primarily for the oil, gas, and water jet cutting markets.

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

  • Business Services | Industrial | Manufacturing

    IEP TechnologiesRealized

    IEP Technologies

    Ashland, MA
    www.ieptechnologies.com

    IEP Technologies provides systems and services that detect, suppress, isolate and/or vent potential combustible dust or vapor explosions in process industries.

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

  • Manufacturing | Packaging

    IntraPacRealized

    IntraPac

    Alpharetta, GA
    www.intrapacgroup.com

    IntraPac is a manufacturer of specialty rigid plastic packaging, serving various end-markets including personal care, food and beverage, pharmaceutical, and industrial.

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

  • Healthcare | Manufacturing

    Joerns HealthcareCurrent

    Joerns Healthcare

    Charlotte, NC
    www.joerns.com

    Joerns Healthcare is a leading manufacturer of equipment and provider of wound therapy solutions for the care and handling of patients in post-acute healthcare settings.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Key Safety SystemsRealized

    Key Safety Systems

    Sterling Hights, MI
    www.keysafetyinc.com

    Key Safety Systems is a leading global supplier of automotive safety components and systems to automobile manufacturers worldwide.  The company produces a full line of driver, passenger, side, curtain, and knee airbags as well as seat belts, steering wheels, position and movement sensors, and fully integrated safety systems.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Buyout:  Investor in Second Lien Notes and LLC Units

  • Distribution | Industrial | Manufacturing

    Lewis-Goetz & CompanyRealized

    Lewis-Goetz & Company

    Pittsburgh, PA

    Lewis-Goetz & Company is a leading independent distributor of fabricated rubber industrial products in North America, serving power generation, aggregate, coal mining, steel, and general industrial end-markets.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Lincoln IndustrialRealized

    Lincoln Industrial

    St. Louis, MO

    Lincoln Industrial is a global leader in the design, manufacture, and service of lubrication systems, equipment, and related products.  The company’s product offering includes centralized, automated lubrication systems and related lubrication tools and equipment which extend the useful life and reduce repair and maintenance costs of critical equipment.

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

  • Manufacturing

    The Luminaires GroupCurrent

    The Luminaires Group

    Montreal, Quebec, Canada
    www.theluminairesgroup.com

    The Luminaires Group designs and manufactures branded specification-grade lighting fixtures for commercial buildings (offices, hospitals etc.), municipalities and outdoor lighting. The Company sells over 513 product families with millions of customizable configurations that are sold through the Eureka, a.light, Alumen8E and Cyclone brand names.

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

  • Manufacturing

    LTI HoldingsRealized

    LTI Holdings

    Rogers, MN

    LTI Holdings designs and manufactures extruded, molded, and die-cut flexible rubber and plastic components and sealing systems for original equipment manufacturers.

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

  • 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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Pelican ProductsRealized

    Pelican Products

    Torrance, CA

    Pelican Products designs and manufactures protective cases and professional-grade flashlights used in a variety of applications within the industrial, commercial, military, and consumer end-markets.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Add-On Acquisition:  Co-Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes with Warrants and Common Stock

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Phillips & Temro IndustriesCurrent

    Phillips & Temro Industries

    Eden Prairie, MN
    www.phillipsandtemro.com/

    Phillips & Temro Industries is a manufacturer of heating and cooling products for diesel, gasoline, hybrid, and electric vehicle engines. With facilities in the United States, the United Kingdom, and China, PTI serves the heavy-duty truck, light-duty truck, power generation, off-road, automotive, and electric/hybrid vehicle end markets.

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

  • Manufacturing

    PlayCoreRealized

    PlayCore

    Chattanooga, TN
    www.playcore.com

    PlayCore is a manufacturer of commercial playground, park, and specialty recreation equipment.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Rocore HoldingsRealized

    Rocore Holdings

    Indianapolis, IN

    Rocore Holdings designs and manufactures heat dissipating products that are used to cool air, water, and oil.  The company’s products consist primarily of radiators, heat exchangers, and cooling products made of copper, brass, and aluminum.

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

  • Business Services | Manufacturing

    SafeWorksRealized

    SafeWorks

    Tukwila, WA
    www.safeworks.com

    SafeWorks is a leading manufacturer of branded suspended powered access and safety solutions for new commercial construction, restoration, and maintenance projects, primarily for high rise buildings, wind power, and industrial applications.  The company’s product line includes traction hoists, drum hoists, work cages, modular platforms, and rigging systems.

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

  • Manufacturing | Packaging

    SF Holdings GroupRealized

    SF Holdings Group

    Owings Mills, MD

    SF Holdings Group, primarily through its Sweetheart Cup and Fonda business units, is a producer and marketer of disposable food service and food packaging products (paper, plastic and foam cups, lids, plates, bowls, napkins, and containers) throughout North America.

    Debt Refinancing in Partnership with Management:  Co-Investor in Subordinated Notes with Warrants

  • 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

  • Healthcare | Manufacturing

    SP IndustriesCurrent

    SP Industries

    Warminster, PA
    www.spindustries.com

    SP Industries is a manufacturer of laboratory equipment and plastic and glass labware sold primarily to the life sciences market.

    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

  • Manufacturing | Specialty Chemicals

    Supresta HoldingsRealized

    Supresta Holdings

    Ardsley, NY

    Supresta Holdings is a leading developer, manufacturer, and marketer of organophosphorus flame retardants and functional fluids.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    Taylor Wharton InternationalCurrent

    Taylor Wharton International

    Harrisburg, PA
    twcryo.com

    Taylor Wharton International is a leading manufacturer of industrial gas and propane containers (tanks & cylinders) and precision valves, serving major global industrial gas and propane companies.

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

  • Aerospace/Defense | Manufacturing

    Thermal SolutionsRealized

    Thermal Solutions

    Hampton, NH

    Thermal Solutions is a leading provider of custom engineered thermal management and electronics packaging solutions to original equipment manufacturers in various end-markets, including military and defense, aerospace, and industrial.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    TritexRealized

    Tritex

    Waterbury, CT

    Tritex manufactures linear actuators, motion controls, hermetic switches, rotary motors, and lead screw assemblies designed to control linear motion in a variety of end products.

    Equity Sponsor-Led Add-On Acquisition:  Co-Investor in Senior Subordinated Notes and Common Stock

  • Manufacturing

    Universal Air FilterRealized

    Universal Air Filter

    Sauget, IL

    Universal Air Filter is a leading designer and manufacturer of air filtration products used in the telecommunications, data networking, medical, and power generation industries.

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

  • Distribution | Energy | Manufacturing

    UTEX IndustriesRealized

    UTEX Industries

    Houston, TX

    UTEX Industries is a leading designer and manufacturer of complex gaskets and highly engineered seals to oil and gas, water distribution, and industrial end-markets.

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

  • Manufacturing | Packaging

    Waddington North AmericaRealized

    Waddington North America

    Covington, KY

    Waddington North America is a leading manufacturer and marketer of premium plastic disposable tableware for foodservice operators (caterers, restaurants, nightclubs, hospitals, stadiums, and convenience stores), quick service restaurants, and retailers, focusing on the specialty high-end niche segments of the market.

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

  • Industrial | Manufacturing

    WebexRealized

    Webex

    Neenah, WI

    Webex is a designer and manufacturer of precision-engineered rolls and custom web handling machinery for a wide range of web handling and converting equipment.

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

  • 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

  • Healthcare | Manufacturing

    Young InnovationsRealized

    Young Innovations

    Earth City, MO
    www.ydnt.com

    Young Innovations is a manufacturer of consumable supplies and equipment used by dental professionals.

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

  • Healthcare | Manufacturing

    Z-MedicaCurrent

    Z-Medica

    Wallingford, CT
    www.z-medica.com

    Z-Medica is a provider of hemostatic gauze products to healthcare, military and first responder end markets under the “QuikClot” brand.

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