Current Investments

Kem One SAS

Kem One SAS is the second largest producer of PVC in Europe offering chlorochemicals and vinyl solutions for application in various sectors including construction, agriculture and healthcare. The business is headquartered in Lyon, France and employs approximately 1,300 people across its production facilities in France and Spain, and sales offices in Germany and Italy.

Acquired from Klesch Group / French Administration Process February 4, 2014

AGIS Fire & Safety

AGIS Fire & Security is an international provider of electronic security and fire protection solutions with operations in Poland, Greece, Finland and Hungary. The business develops state-of-the-art, tailor-made and completely integrated services and solutions for fire and security systems for world class businesses including Zara/Inditex, Nokia, Unilever, Audi, Sephora, Thomson Reuters, Dell, Tesco, British American Tobacco, Procter & Gamble and Google.

Integrated into the OpenGate Capital portfolio January 28, 2014

PennySaver USA

PennySaver USA is one of the largest and most well-recognized weekly local advertising publications in North America and is the number one Hispanic marketing publication in the US. The business serves more than nine thousand unique advertising customers, distributes 85 million inserts, and reaches more than nine million households. The digital division hosts nearly 4.4 million listings nationwide and offers full-service website hosting, creation, and maintenance solutions.

Acquired from Harte-Hanks September 27, 2013

Aluminium France Extrusions

Aluminium France Extrusions is a highly specialized manufacturer of extruded aluminium profiles with operations in France. The business covers the entire spectrum of manufacturing aluminium profiles form extrusion to downstream operations and serves the building and construction, transportation, and industrial and infrastructure sectors.

Acquired from Constellium June 3, 2013

Profialis

Profialis is a major supplier of extruded PVC window and door profiles to the building and construction industry in Europe. The business divides its activities in three groups: fenestration, shutter systems and other interior and exterior finishing products and services. Profialis has more than 300 employees in its production facilities in Clerval, France and Oeselgem, Belgium and sales offices in Poland and Hungary.

Acquired 01/2013 from Tessenderlo Group

Zodiac Recreational

Zodiac Recreational is the world’s leader in the design, manufacturing and distribution of inflatable and Rigid Inflatable Boats (RIBs). Zodiac is the most recognized brand in the nautical industry with an extensive range of products including RIBs, recreational tenders, inflatable boats, jet tenders, life rafts, and related boat accessories as well as two other branded lines of products, Bombard and Avon. The acquisition of Zodiac Recreational includes two other business units, stratospheric balloons and multi-layer insulation, both of which serve the aerospace industry. Zodiac Recreational has operations in France, Tunisia and the U.S., and sales offices in Spain, Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom and Canada.

Acquired from Zodiac Marine & Pool, a portfolio company of The Carlyle Group, December 2012

Hamilton Scientific

Hamilton Scientific designs, manufactures, and installs laboratory furniture, fume hoods and epoxy resin tops. The business has a highly diversified, North American customer base in the academic, government, research, pharmaceutical and biotechnology markets. In addition to facilities in Wisconsin, Texas, Arkansas, and Mexico, Hamilton Scientific has established domestic and international dealer networks, and dedicated sales personnel in China, India and the Middle East. The business specializes in working closely with architects, lab planners, building owners and contractors to design, manufacture and integrate laboratory workstations and fume hoods to enhance productivity and safety in the lab and to ensure compliance to lab certifications. Supported by a sophisticated project management process, installation system and fully robust IT process, customer relationships of Hamilton Scientific are solid, stretching back 100 years, leading to repeat sales and increased brand awareness.

Acquired from Thermo Fisher Scientific October 2012

Getronics LATAM

Getronics LATAM offers a complete portfolio of integrated ICT services for the large enterprise market including workspace management services, connectivity, data centers and consultancy services. The business is highly specialized and maintains certifications with Cisco, Microsoft, Dell and ITL. Getronics has more than 2,000 employees serving its operations in Mexico, Brazil, Colombia and Venezuela.

Acquired from KPN May 2012

Fusion Paperboard

Fusion Paperboard manufactures, converts and markets boxboard, a thin, rigid board of 100% recycled fibers used to make cartons or boxes for cereal, frozen food, and other consumer products. With a paper mill in Versailles, CT, and a converting facility located in Hebron, KY, Fusion Paperboard innovates and develops paperboards that enable customers to revolutionize their packaging offerings.

Acquired from Cascades June 2011

NorPaper Avot-Vallée

NorPaper specializes in the manufacturing of linerboard (white test liner) made from 100% recycled fiber and produces more than 145,000 metric tons yearly. The company is the largest French producer and the fourth largest European producer of white-top test liner. The paper mill is located in Blendecques, France.

Acquired from Cascades February 2011

Kotkamills

Based Kotka, Finland, Kotkamills manufactures high-quality specialty papers and wood-based products for the laminate, plywood, construction and magazine industries around the world. The company also has operations in Malaysia and Tainionkoski, Finland. With roots dating back to 1872, Kotkamills today is a global leader recognized for its excellence in production, customer service, research, and product development. Its widely known products include the Absorbex, Imprex and Solaris brands and various wood products. Sustainability is also an important element to Kotkamills.

Acquired from StoraEnso July 2010

SOPHO Business Communications

Headquartered in São Paulo, Sopho is a preferred supplier for enterprise business solutions for the primary telecommunication operators throughout Brazil, including Telefonica, Telmex, and CTBC. Sopho is also a value-added distributor of 3Com and IBM Internet Protocol (IP) telephony products and Microsoft Office Communications Server, a Unified Communications solution providing presence, instant messaging, unified conferencing and enterprise voice solutions. Sopho was named the first Microsoft Gold Certified Partner in Brazil in September 2009 and is now offering these integrated voice and data solutions to its loyal customer base as a means to drive business productivity and reduce infrastructure costs.

Acquired from Philips March 2010

Fleurus Presse

Fleurus Presse is a focused provider of media content and high quality publications to millions of children aged 1-14. Its 12 leading children’s magazines include Abricot, Les P’tites Filles àla Vanille, Les P’tites Sorcières, Je lis déjà. In conjunction with the Fleurus transaction, OpenGate acquired Junior Hebdo which is also a leading publisher of children’s magazines. Together the combined entities will offer premium entertainment content through a variety of global mediums including internet, television, merchandising and distribution. In 2011 and 2012, two new publications were acquired and added to Fleurus; “Arts Magazine,” a leading publication catering to the fine art market and, one of France’s most relied upon consumer publications, “Réponse à Tout!”

Acquired from le Monde June 2009

TV Guide Magazine

TV Guide Magazine is one of the most popular weekly magazines in the country with more than 20 million weekly readers. From behind-the-scenes looks at broadcast, cable, and syndicated shows and their stars and characters; to sneak peeks at television’s most intriguing plotlines, TV Guide Magazine has every corner of the television medium covered. TV Guide Magazine is the premier source for entertainment news, guidance, and information about America’s most popular leisure time activity.

Acquired from Macrovision December 2008

Pacific Crest Transformers

Pacific Crest Transformers, a former division of Areva, is a leader in the design and construction of liquid filled distribution transformers with the flexibility to offer custom designs for pad mount, substation, and specialty transformers to meet the demands of a fast paced and ever changing marketplace. Their base includes over 200 customers covering all 50 states. The company also reaches into the Canadian and Mexican markets through its representatives. Customers include most top tier Fortune 500 companies, most of which are repeat customers. AREVA T&D is one of the world’s top three transmission and distribution companies with sales of 3.2 billion euros and over 22,000 employees worldwide.

Acquired from Areva February 2005

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