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Shelf Drilling

Shelf Drilling is a leading international shallow water offshore jackup rig operator engaged in the drilling and completion of offshore oil and gas wells. Shelf Drilling is headquartered in Dubai, UAE and currently conducts drilling operations in the Southeast Asia,…

Baker & Taylor

Baker & Taylor Acquisitions Corp., based in Charlotte, NC, is the premier distributor of physical and electronic books, videos, music products and value-added services to libraries and retailers. The Company has leading positions in both the library and education and…

Caribbean Restaurants, LLC

Caribbean Restaurants, Inc. ("CRI"), operates 171 Burger King restaurants in Puerto Rico and has been in continuous operation for 43 years. CRI is the market leader and most successful quick-service restaurant franchise on the island.

Gold Star Foods, Inc.

Gold Star, based in Ontario, CA, is the leading nutritional food distributor to K-12 schools in California, Arizona, and Nevada. The Company serves approximately 380 school districts comprised of more than 3,500 schools, enabling them to provide students nutritional meals…

Tensar Corporation

Tensar is the leading global designer and manufacturer of proprietary and highly-engineered non-traditional site development solutions for the infrastructure, transportation, and construction markets. Tensar’s principal product offerings, which include its patented TriAx geogrid and Geopier technologies, are used widely in…

Representative Past Investments

IDQ Holdings, Inc.

IDQ Holdings, Inc. is the industry leader in Do-it-Yourself (“DIY”), branded automotive aftermarket products for servicing and repairing automotive air conditioners. IDQ products, such as air conditioning recharge and retrofit kits, premium refrigerant blends, specialty chemicals, straight refrigerants, and a…

Pretium Packaging, LLC

Pretium Packaging, based in Chesterfield, Missouri, is one of the nation’s largest manufacturers of customized, high performance rigid plastic bottles and containers. The Company has capabilities in all major resin types and manufacturing processes and is primarily focused on customers…

Securus Technologies, Inc.

Headquartered in Dallas, TX, Securus Technologies is the leading provider of secure inmate telecommunications for the corrections industry, serving 2,200 facilities across 44 states, the District of Columbia and Canada. With more than 67 industry patents and more than 40…

AmeriCast Technologies, Inc.

AmeriCast Technologies, Inc. is the North American leader in the design and manufacture of large, complex steel castings. AmeriCast is headquartered at its largest facility, which is in Atchison, Kansas, and was founded in 1872. The Company produces highly engineered…

United Malt Holdings

In September 2006, Castle Harlan, together with its affiliate CHAMP Private Equity, the Sydney-based private-equity investment firm, acquired Great Western Malting, Canada Malting Company, Barrett Burston Malting and a 60 percent interest in Bairds Malt to create United Malt Holdings…

Bravo Development Inc.

Bravo! Development Inc. owns and operates restaurants under the trade names "Bravo! Cucina Italiana®" and "Brio® Tuscan Grille". There are 38 Bravo! Cucina Italiana restaurants and 24 Brio Tuscan Grille restaurants in operation in over 20 states. The Company's strategy…

RathGibson

RathGibson, Inc., headquartered in Janesville, Wisconsin, is a leading specialty manufacturer of highly engineered premium stainless steel and alloy welded tubular products. RathGibson's products are designed to meet customer specifications and are used in environments that require high-performance characteristics, such…

Polypipe Group

Polypipe is one of the largest manufacturers and suppliers of plastic pipe and fittings in the U.K. and Ireland. The company is based in Doncaster, South Yorkshire, U.K., and has approximately 2,900 employees in 39 main facilities, most of them…

Horizon Lines Holding Corp.

Horizon Lines, LLC, is the nation's leading Jones Act container shipping and logistics company accounting for approximately 37% of total U.S. marine container shipments from the continental U.S. to Alaska, Puerto Rico, and Hawaii/ Guam. Horizon is the largest container…

Ames True Temper

Ames True Temper, Inc. is a manufacturer and global marketer of non-powered lawn and garden tools and accessories. In business since 1774, the Company is a North American market leader in certain lawn and garden products, such as long-handled tools,…

Austar United Communications Limited

Austar is the second largest pay TV provider in Australia, with almost a 100% market share in rural and regional eastern Australia. As of 2003, Austar had over 425,000 subscribers, mostly via satellite, in a region of over 2.0 million…

Morton's Restaurant Group, Inc.

The operators of eighty Morton’s Steakhouse restaurants and three Italian restaurants, consisting of two Bertolini’s and Trevi. Morton's is the world leader in the high-end steakhouse segment of the restaurant industry. It is renowned for its service and the high…

Land 'N' Sea Distributing, Inc.

One of the largest distributors of marine accessories to the recreational boating industry. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, the company's inventory includes marine hardware, engine parts and accessories, electrical and electronic components, paint and related items, and several other types…

Universal Compression, Inc.

One of the world's three largest providers of natural gas compression equipment and services, primarily to the energy industry. Based in Houston, Texas, the company operates primarily in the United States, but also has operations in Canada, Venezuela, Argentina, Columbia,…

US Synthetic Corporation

The world's largest independent manufacturer of synthetic diamonds used in oil and gas drill bits. Working with management, Castle Harlan recapitalized this company in February 1997 in a transaction in which CHPII purchased a 60 percent ownership and management and…

McCormick & Schmick Management Group

McCormick & Schmick operates 34 full-service seafood restaurants throughout the United States. The Company's restaurants are renowned for offering over 30 varieties of the freshest seafood and first class service in a timeless, classic atmosphere. McCormick & Schmick's has distinguished…

INDSPEC Chemical Corporation

A specialty chemical company, based in Pittsburgh, and the world's largest producer of resorcinol, a versatile compound used in tires, wood adhesives, sunscreens, pharmaceuticals and other products. CHPII acquired INDSPEC in 1993, and as part of the acquisition the company's…

Smarte Carte Corporation

The world's largest operator in the luggage cart rental business. Based in White Bear Lake, Minnesota, near St. Paul, Smarte Carte operates in 154 airport locations worldwide. Smarte Carte also has locker operations in more than 226 locations. In October…

MAG Aerospace Industries, Inc.

The leading worldwide supplier of aircraft sanitation systems, trash compactors and related products, and a successor to the former public company, Monogram Industries. CHPII acquired MAG in November 1993, with management investing as part of the acquisition. Based in Los…