Dan Ahuero and Ben Andrews knew just where to turn when the time came to add a financial partner to GHX. GHX, which the two seasoned executives owned and managed, was a 70 year old, Houston-based, value-added distributor/fabricator of hoses and gaskets to the refining, petrochemical, oil and gas, power generation and manufacturing industries. They were looking for a partner to help them expand organically and through acquisitions.View Case Study
When brothers Troy and Garry Kyle were looking for an investor-partner to help them grow their company, they had several options. “Garry and I had grown VCS as much as we could on our own, and we knew that in order to continue, we were going to need help,” says Troy Kyle.View Case Study
“Even before we officially met, I had heard of CapStreet from several different sources,” says Steve Albert, CEO of Eads. “A neighbor of mine, who had been the CEO of one of CapStreet’s portfolio companies, had always been very complimentary of the firm and the people. In addition, GHX was one of our customers, so I watched first hand as GHX significantly grew under CapStreet’s ownership.” Steve first met CapStreet in 2009 and remained in contact with the team until 2012 when he was looking for a partner. “Over the course of three years, I developed a relationship with several members of the CapStreet team and when Eads was ready to pursue a transaction, CapStreet was my first call.”View Case Study
When Ramsey Evans, one of the owners of Ontellus, received inbound interest from a strategic buyer about acquiring the business in 2014, he reached out to Neil Kallmeyer, a CapStreet managing partner for advice. After discussing at length, they both realized that CapStreet would be an ideal partner for the owners. Operating in a fragmented industry, executing add on acquisitions and building scale were large strategic growth needs for the business. Since our investment in 2015, the team has been able to execute the strategic growth plan effectively, and has created one of the largest records retrieval providers in the industry with a nationwide reach.View Case Study
CapStreet partnered with the owners of Thorpe Corp. in 2010 and subsequently separated the insulation products and services divisions, to pursue a buy and build strategy in the fragmented insulation products space. After completing one acquisition and opening two greenfield locations, the company was merged with Distribution International to create the leading provider of insulation and related to products to industrial and commercial customers throughout North America.
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Case studies have been included for illustrative purposes only and have been selected in order to provide examples of the types of investments previously made by The CapStreet Group and do not purport to be a complete list of investments. A complete list of prior investments made by The CapStreet Group is available upon request.