Portfolio Companies

B12 Equity Fund I, L.P.

Advanced Probing Systems, Inc

APS is a global leader in the manufacture of probe needles and pin technology used in LED/LCD probe testing and cantilever wafer sort applications for semi-conductors. APS is headquartered in Boulder, Colorado.

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Arrow Material Handling Products

Arrow Material Handling Products manufactures and distributes fork tines, attachments and accessory products for the material handling, construction and agricultural equipment markets. Arrow markets its products under the Arrow and Sidney Manufacturing brands and is headquartered in Lenexa, Kansas.

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WEM Automation Inc

WEM Automation Inc. is a premier supplier of precision process controls and data acquisition solutions for the feed & grain, ethanol, aggregate, concrete, asphalt, food, pet food, and wood processing industries. WEM is headquartered in New Berlin, Wisconsin.

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B12 Equity Investments I & II, Series LLC

Aeroform

Aeroform is a manufacturer of Reaction Injection Molded and Fiberglass formed products for the Sporting Goods Industry (Baseball, Basketball, Gymnastics, Soccer and Volleyball), Exercise Equipment, Seating, Medical Products, Automotive and Transportation Industries (buses and trucks). Aeroform is headquartered in Kansas City, MO.

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C&W Manufacturing & Sales

C&W specializes in dust control systems including: central, silo, mobile, and weigh batcher collectors. They also offer a variety of accessory items for batch plants such as anti-overfill systems, slump inspection platforms, and AirMac material transfer systems. Additionally, C&W has expertise in custom dust collection systems to meet customers' needs. C&W is headquartered just south of Fort Worth in Alvarado, TX.

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Office Snax

Office Snax is focused on developing food, snack, beverage and related consumable items for your office and breakroom. In addition to the office products distribution channel, Office Snax also sells a limited product offering to the school, coffee and water distribution channels, as well as through its own website. Office Snax has operations in Hinsdale, IL with its primary co-packing and distribution hub located in Buffalo, NY.

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Western Reserve Wire Products

Western Reserve Wire Products (WRWP) is a manufacturer of wire harnesses, cables, cords and controls assemblies for the lawn and garden, power sports, specioalty vehicle and appliance industries. WRWP also offers a fully integrated line of injection molded connectors, control housing and related items tailored to meet its customers unique specifications and requirements. WRWP is headquartered in Twinsburg, OH.

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B12 Transportation Group

Diamond Coach

Diamond Coach is a manufacturer of medium sized composite buses, one of the premium fabricators in the industry. It distributes its products predominantly through a dealer network to hospitals, healthcare facilities, nursing homes, schools, hotels, casinos and rental car centers, most of which are repeat customers. Diamond is located in Oswego, Kansas.

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Brown Industries

Brown Industries includes three operating divisions - Brown Cargo Van, Brown Rail Equipment, and Specialty Vehicles - which manufacture dry freight cargo vans, refrigerated van bodies, curtainside trucks and trailers, specialty rail equipment, and specialty vehicles for the health care, municipal, state and federal vehicle markets. Brown is headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas.

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B12 Equity Fund I, L.P. Successful Exits

Doors In Motion

Doors in Motion is an innovative developer and manufacturer of door automation systems for the residential and light commercial door and window markets.

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Domaille Engineering LLC

Domaille is a precision engineered manufacturer of polishing equipment and fixtures for the fiber optic market, complex sub assemblies and component parts for the aerospace, defense, energy, medical and telecommunication industries.

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B12 Real Estate Advisors, LLC

B12 Real Estate Advisors
B12 Real Estate Advisors

B12 Real Estate Advisors provides companies access to sale-leaseback capital. We have arranged for sale-leaseback and other single tenant transactions for private equity-backed and privately-held companies. We have the expertise to analyze and structure complex transactions, and the experience to see transactions through to closing. We work with many experienced sale-leaseback investors in the market, and also acquire for our own account. In today’s capital market environment, sale-leasebacks provide an attractive combination of cash proceeds, competitive cost of funds, and low risk. B12 Real Estate Advisors is also the Manager of Triple Crown Realty Trust, LP, a multi-million dollar real estate investment vehicle that invests in the acquisition and development of industrial/distribution and warehouse facilities, commercial office buildings and retail properties in the Midwest.

Portfolio Company Involvement

We fully understand our role is to ensure management has the resources necessary to grow the business and increase equity value for all shareholders. The management team must provide strong leadership to the business and can do so only by maintaining operational control, but we're prepared to “roll up our sleeves” (at the board level) sharing in the responsibility for making sure the company meets or exceeds its operational goals.

We'll assist by:

  • Chairing or co-chairing the board
  • Serving as board level advisors or observers for minority investments
  • Acting as a sounding board for management
  • Helping to source and consummate strategic add-on acquisitions
  • Helping to source management talent and structure management incentive plans
  • Assisting with portfolio company refinancing and balance sheet restructurings
  • Facilitating best practice interaction between portfolio companies
  • Helping to maintain a (cash flow focused) growth orientation

We'll also involve our FBO (former business owners) and EO (executive officers) with most of our portfolio companies to provide the “operating partner perspective” to pre-closing due diligence and on-going board level discussion and interactions with management during the life of our investment.