Models 1

Models1 is the leading model and talent agency in Europe, providing many high profile models to major customers such as Marks and Spencer, Prada, Giorgio Armani, Addidas, Elle, Gucci, Vogue and MTV to name a few. Models on their books include model of the year Agyness Deyn, Linda Evangelista, Yasmin Le Bon, Karolina Kurkova, Twiggy, Angie Everhart, Leah Wood and Noemie Lenoir. Models 1 was founded 1n 1968 with just three talents on its books. Now in its fortieth year, the Company has grown to become the largest and most successful agency in Europe and one of the top and most respected agencies in the world.

Divested to the Management Team, June, 2013.

Gabriel Ride Control Products – North America

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC) operates in both the aftermarket and original equipment manufacturer (commercial, industrial and recreational vehicle) segments under the Gabriel® (U.S. & Canada) and GRC® (Mexico) brand names. The company originated the world’s first automotive shock absorber, “The Snubber,” in 1907, and continues today to be a leader in the engineering, design, development and production of shock absorbers in North America. Ride Control, LLC generates more than $210 million in sales and has over 1,400 employees in the U.S., Canada and Mexico. The company maintains engineering, manufacturing, warehouse, sales and management offices throughout North America including Troy, Michigan; Chickasha, Oklahoma; Brentwood, Tennessee; and Queretaro, Mexico.

Divested to MAT Holdings, Inc., December, 2012.

Nicole Farhi

Nicole Farhi was created in 1982 out of the collaboration of the designer herself and the French Connection Group, for which Miss Farhi was working as a designer in the 1970′s. The Brand developed quickly, introducing both a diffusion line and menswear in the 1980′s. The opening of the flagship store on Bond Street in London in the mid-1990′s, a New York store in 2000, a recently launched ecommerce platform as well as product circulation into tier one wholesale customers in the UK, France, Italy, the US, the Middle East, Japan, Korea, Indonesia and China. Over the years Nicole Farhi has established itself as a luxury fashion brand with a loyal global following.

Today Nicole Farhi enjoys continued success as a lifestyle brand built on its wide range of products including women’s wear, menswear, perfumes, home products and accessories. In addition to the Nicole Farhi proprietary locations, Nicole Farhi products can be found at upscale stores around the world including Selfridges, Harrod’s, Harvey Nichols, La Collezion Studio and Seibu.

Divested to Kelso Place Asset Management, January, 2012.


OMMIC, a former division of the Philips Group of Companies, is a specialist in the development, production and industrialization of materials, technologies and integrated circuits based on GaAs and InP. OMMIC’s two main activities are: GaAs and InP Foundry Service: Foundry Service and Standard Products used in fiber optic interfaces, microwave and millimeter wave applications in the fields of Telecommunications, Space and Defense and Epitaxial Wafer Supply: custom service for high quantity telecommunications applications.

Divested to Egalux SA Luxembourg, July 29, 2008.


STAR Solutions is a leading supplier of unique IP based wireless CDMA/GSM) mobile solutions. Star Solutions focuses on emerging markets, offering significant OpEx savings to mobile operators. STAR Solutions also specialize in custom applications for Cruise ships, Military, Emergency Response/Disaster Recovery, Enterprise, Wireless Local Loop and Rural Mobile applications. With our global customer base and partners, we can offer a single source for end-to-end wireless network solutions.

Divested to Star Solutions Management, June 30, 2009.

Morse France

Morse France, a former division of Morse, is a European information technology consultant and equipment reseller. Morse France consults, develops and implements the technical infrastructures of client companies from beginning to end so that their information systems are capable of handling the company’s economic growth and productivity. Morse France’s approach makes it possible to reduce the costs of infrastructures while increasing their productivity. The quality of the provisions of services and the solutions recommended by Morse France makes it possible to fulfill the requirements of the customer’s markets and demands. It is what Morse France refers to as -Business IT.

Divested to K4P Systems LTD March 15, 2005.


Essentis, a former division of Schlumberger, is an innovative software platform for payment card issuing and merchant acquiring operations. Compliant with the Visa International, MasterCard and JCB networks, Essentis spans the full range of product offerings: Credit Cards, Debit Cards, Chip Cards, Multi-Application Cards, Charge Cards, Loyalty Cards, Business Cards, Duality Cards, Private Label Cards, Affinity Cards, Co-Branded Cards and Purchasing Cards. Essentis has established a wide range of implementation and support skills including project management, consultancy, customization, conversion, and systems integration. Initial customers in Europe include ABN AMRO, PKO in Poland, UBS in Switzerland. The Company also supports customers via their partnership with Atos Origin in Italy, Sweden and Asia including Bank of China and Bank of Communications in China.

Divested to Euronet Worldwide, Inc., January 1, 2006.

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