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October 26, 2020

HIDDEN HARBOR BACKED WEHNER MULTIFAMILY APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Dallas, TX, October 26, 2020 – Wehner Multifamily, LLC (“Wehner Multifamily” or “Wehner” or the “Company”), which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired Keith Melker as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Based in Dallas, Texas, and founded in 2008, Wehner is the leading provider of value-added property management, construction management, and building supply services for B and C class apartment communities across Texas and Oklahoma. 

 

 

October 07, 2020

STELLA ENVIRONMENTAL, A PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF HIDDEN HARBOR CAPITAL PARTNERS, ACQUIRES BOWEN, INC.

Houston, Texas, October 07, 2020 – Stella Environmental Holdings, Inc. (“Stella”), a Hidden Harbor Capital Partners portfolio company that provides transfer station management and municipal waste logistics services, today announced the purchase of Bowen, Inc. (“Bowen”), deepening its geographic footprint, diversifying its customer base, and strengthening its existing facility management, hauling, and loading capabilities.

 

 

October 1, 2020

HIDDEN HARBOR BACKED CLOYES GEAR & PRODUCTS APPOINTS NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

Fort Smith, AR, October 01, 2020 – Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc. (“Cloyes” or the “Company”), which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired John Hanighen as Chief Executive Officer, effective immediately. Based in Fort Smith, Arkansas, and founded in 1921, Cloyes is a global leader in the design, development, manufacturing, and distribution of timing drive systems and components for replacement applications in the automotive aftermarket and high-performance racing segment.

 

 

October 8, 2019

HARBOR CAPITAL PARTNERS ACQUIRES KT-GRANT, INC. IN SIXTH PLATFORM ACQUISITION

Boca Raton – October 8, 2019 – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of KT-Grant, Inc. (“KTG”), the leading provider of refractory tear-out and other critical maintenance services to a wide variety of industrial customers.

 

 

September 5, 2019

HARBOR CAPITAL PARTNERS CLOSES ON WEHNER MULTIFAMILY IN FIFTH PLATFORM ACQUISITION

Boca Raton – September 5, 2019 – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Wehner Multifamily, LLC. (WMF), a full-service property management company with more than 25,000 residential units under management across Texas and Oklahoma with a mission to industry leading management services for B & C class apartment communities.

 

 

August 13, 2019

STELLA ENVIRONMENTAL, A PORTFOLIO COMPANY OF HIDDEN HARBOR CAPITAL PARTNERS, ACQUIRES JACK HEROD TRUCKING

Houston – August 13, 2019 – Stella Environmental Holdings, Inc. (“Stella”), a Hidden Harbor Capital Partners portfolio company that provides transfer station management and municipal waste logistics services, today announced the purchase of Jack Herod Trucking, LLC (“Jack Herod”), expanding its geographic footprint, diversifying its customer base, and strengthening its existing facility management, hauling, and loading capabilities.

 

 

July 22, 2019

Hidden Harbor backed Masterwork Electronics Appoints Chief Executive Officer

San Diego – July 22, 2019 – Masterwork Electronics, (“Masterwork”), a top manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA), which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, today announced the appointment of Bhawnesh Mathur as its new Chief Executive Officer. Founded in 1994 to meet the increasing worldwide demand for PCBA and Cable & Harness Assembly, Masterwork Electronics is today one of the premier Electronics Manufacturing Service (EMS) providers.

 

 

April 29, 2019

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Expands Team with Two New Hires

Boca Raton – April 29, 2019 – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has hired Adam Hanselman as a Vice President in its Portfolio Operations Group and Daniel Matam as an Associate on the investment team. In his role, Adam will focus on driving the firm’s Value Creation Blueprint process and implementing Standard Operating Procedures at Hidden Harbor’s portfolio companies. As an Associate, Daniel Matam will support the investment team in sourcing and closing new investments, conducting due diligence, and assisting the Value Creation Blueprint process at the portfolio companies. 

 

 

March 18, 2019

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Promotes Russell Kreutter to Vice President 

Boca Raton, Florida, March 18, 2019 Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has promoted Russell Kreutter to Vice President in the firm. In this role, Russell will support the deal team in sourcing and closing new investments, conducting due diligence, and driving value creation blueprints at the portfolio companies.

 

 

February 5, 2019

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Closes $265+ Million debut Fund

Boca Raton, Florida, February 5, 2019 Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, today announced the close of its debut buyout fund. The fund closed at over $265 million, above its target, with contributions from a balanced mix of endowments, foundations, pensions, family offices and funds of funds.

 

 

September 18, 2018

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Closes on Anchor Danly in Fourth Platform Acquisition

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, September 18, 2018 Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Anchor Danly and AWC Manufacturing (the “Company”), the leading North American manufacturer and distributor of critical industrial tooling and related components and provider of metal fabrication services to tool and mold companies and other industrial OEMs.

 

 

July 31, 2018

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Completes Its Third Platform Acquisition, Masterwork Electronics

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, July 31, 2018 – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Masterwork Electronics, (“Masterwork”), a top manufacturer of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBA) for leading global companies.

 

 

July 16, 2018

Hidden Harbor backed Cloyes Gear and Products Appoints Chief Executive Officer

FORT SMITH, Ark., July 16, 2018 – Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc. (“Cloyes” or the “Company”), which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), has hired John Bohenick as Chief Executive Officer, effective July 16th.

 

 

May 04, 2018

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Acquires The Aftermarket Division of Cloyes Gear and Products

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, has acquired the aftermarket division of Cloyes Gear & Products, Inc. (“Cloyes”), a subsidiary of American Axle & Manufacturing, Inc.

 

 

March 12, 2018

Hidden Harbor Backed Stella Environmental Appoints CEO

HOUSTON, TX – Stella Environmental Holdings, Inc. (“Stella” or the “Company”), which is backed by Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, has hired Heath Eddleblute as Chief Executive Officer, effective March 21st.  He succeeds Wilfred (Wilf) Roth, who is retiring as CEO after more than 13 years of distinguished service but will continue his role on Stella’s Board of Directors. 

 

 

October 02, 2017

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Portfolio Company Stella Environmental Acquires Rackleff Enterprises

HOUSTON, TX – Stella Environmental Holdings, Inc. (“Stella”), a Hidden Harbor Capital Partners portfolio company that provides transfer station management and municipal waste logistics services, today announced the purchase of Rackleff Enterprises, LLC (“Rackleff”), expanding its geographic footprint, diversifying its customer base, and strengthening its existing facility management, hauling, and loading capabilities.

 

 

September 18, 2017

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Acquires Stella Environmental Holdings

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL - Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, is pleased to announce the acquisition of Stella Environmental Holdings, Inc. (“Stella”), a division of Action Resources.

 

 

April 19, 2017

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Hires Matt Rainwater as Director of Business Development

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has named Matt Rainwater as a Director of Business Development in the firm.  In this role, Matt will be responsible for sourcing investment opportunities and developing relationships with deal making constituents across the middle market.

 

 

March 21, 2017

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Hires Russell Kreutter as Associate

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has named Russell Kreutter as an Associate in the firm. In this role, Russell will support the deal team in sourcing and closing new investments, conducting due diligence, and driving value creation blueprints at the portfolio companies. 

 

 

February 28, 2017

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners has hired Andrew Joy as a Principal

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has named Andrew Joy as a Principal in the firm. In this role, Andrew will be responsible for sourcing and closing new investments, conducting due diligence, and working closely with the partners in managing the firm’s portfolio. Andrew has over seven years of investment banking and private equity experience in middle market companies across a wide range of industries.

 

 

January 03, 2017

Chris Paldino Joins Hidden Harbor Capital Partners as a Founding Partner

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that Chris Paldino has joined Hidden Harbor as a Founding Partner and member of the firm’s Investment Committee. At Hidden Harbor, Chris is responsible for managing all aspects of the investment process including deal sourcing, transaction negotiation and structuring, company diligence and overseeing portfolio company value creation strategies.  Chris has over 16 years of private equity experience across a wide variety of industries including business services, specialty manufacturing, distribution, transportation & logistics and general industrials.

 

 

August 22, 2016

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Appoints Ken Trent as Operating Partner

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that Ken Trent has agreed to become an Operating Partner. In this role, Mr. Trent will work hand in hand with the investment team and be responsible for sourcing, evaluating and driving the operational performance of industrial businesses.  Ken has over fifteen years of experience as a CEO and advisor driving profitable growth in industrial and manufacturing businesses.

 

 

August 01, 2016

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Appoints Brett Craig as Principal and Opens New Office in Fort Lauderdale to Accommodate Expansion

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today that it has named Brett Craig as a Principal in the firm. In this role, Mr. Craig will be responsible for sourcing and closing new investments, conducting due diligence, and working closely with the partners in managing the firm’s portfolio. 

At the same time, Hidden Harbor noted that it has moved to a new office in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to accommodate recent hires and continued expansion. 

 

 

June 22, 2016

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Names Tucker Coates Vice President of Business Development

BOCA RATON, FL – Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies, announced today the hiring of Tucker Coates as Vice President of Business Development.

Mr. Coates, who brings a decade of experience in various business development and institutional sales roles, will be responsible for sourcing investments and generating new business opportunities in key industries such as industrials, transportation and logistics, business services, consumer products, and retail. He will report to the firm’s Managing Partners, John Caple and David Block.

 

 

May 11, 2016

Longtime Friends Launch Hidden Harbor Capital Partners - Pitchbook

- Pitchbook by Kevin Dowd - 

 

The idea was born 20 years ago, when John Caple and David Block first met at Bain & Company fresh out of business school. “Since then, it’s always been a dream of both of ours to work together and start our own thing,” Caple told PitchBook in a phone interview.  The two longtime friends can stop dreaming. As of this week, they’ve officially launched Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, a private equity firm based in Boca Raton, FL, that will focus on the lower middle market.

 

 

May 09, 2016

Executives With Ties to H.I.G., Bain Form Hidden Harbor - Wall Street Journal: Private Equity

John Caple and David Block, executives with ties to private equity, formed Hidden Harbor Capital Partners, an “operationally focused” firm specializing in control investments in lower midmarket companies, according to a news release.  The Boca Raton, Fla., firm said it would target companies in the industrials, transportation and logistics, business services, consumer products and retail industries.  Hidden Harbor will invest in U.S. companies with annual revenue of $50 million to $500 million and earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization of up to $25 million with a willingness to look at unprofitable businesses, according to the release.

 

 

May 09, 2016

Hidden Harbor Capital Partners Launches Operations

BOCA RATON, FL - Two of the industry’s leading veterans, John Caple and David Block, have announced the formation of Hidden Harbor Capital Partners (“Hidden Harbor”), an operationally focused private equity firm specializing in control investments in lower middle market companies. Hidden Harbor will leverage its deep operational and financial resources to transform and grow companies in industries such as industrials, transportation and logistics, business services, consumer products, and retail.

 

 

April 26, 2016

Florida Gets a New Private Equity Firm - Fortune.com

 

- by Dan Primack | @danprimack | APRIL 26, 2016, 4:14 PM EDT -

Hidden Harbor Capital launched by pair of longtime friends

 

John Caple has stepped down as a partner with Comvest Partners, in order to launch a new lower middle-market private equity firm with David Block, who is in the process of resigning as president and CEO of Swiss Watch International. The two have been longtime pals, going back to their days as colleagues at consulting firm Bain & Company.

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